Uncle Vanya

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 16TH FEBRUARY 2013

ADDRESS
Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 0NH 
 
TELEPHONE
 
Dates:
24th October 2012 until 16th February 2013
 
OPENING TIMES
Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Thu, Sat 2.30pm
 
PRICES
£38.50-£76
 

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Christopher Hampton's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's comic tale Uncle Vanya at the Vaudeville stars Ken Stott, Samuel West and Anna Friel, and is directed by Lindsay Posner. Chekhov's masterpiece takes place on the rural estate of an elderly professor, who is visiting from the city with his younger, glamorous second wife Yelena (Friel). This ribald study of ennui in the provinces involves an eternally frustrated love triangle between Yelena and two friends - estate manager Vanya (Scott), brother of the professor's late first wife, and the local doctor, Astrov (West). Throw in Sonya, the professor's daughter from his first marriage, who is smitten with Astrov, and the professor's proposed sale of the estate, and a farcical crisis pervades the stage. Blending sparkling wit and earthly humour, Uncle Vanya is one of the most celebrated comedic studies of the trials and tribulations of the human condition. Confusingly, this four-month Vaudeville production is the fourth revival of Uncle Vanya to take park in and around London this year. Spring saw productions at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, and The Print Room, Notting Hill ("both are superb - The Telegraph), while a small six-day production of Uncle Vanya is brought to the Noel Coward Theatre in November by Russia's award-winning theatre company Vakhtangov.

 

About Vaudeville Theatre

Designed by CJ Phipps, the Vaudeville is the third theatre to be built on this site. The current Vaudeville opened on 23rd February 1926 with a revue called RSVP. One of the theatre's major successes was in 1954 with the musical 'Salad Days', starring Julian Slade and Deborah Reynolds. More about Vaudeville Theatre

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Covent Garden Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Strand, WC2R | 1 minute from Uncle Vanya
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Uncle Vanya
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London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Uncle Vanya
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8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Uncle Vanya
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Vaudeville Theatre events

 
I Believe in UnicornsI Believe in UnicornsI Believe in UnicornsMichael Morpurgo's children's book about a little boy who hates stories is adaptated for the stage by the award-winning Wizard Presents Theatre Company. Set in a library, I Believe in Unicorns tells of the power of books and the bravery of Tomas who loves playing in the mountains where he lives but who hates reading and school. His world is turned 23rd August 2014Sunday 31st August 2014 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
Category: event
Now On
I Believe in Unicorns
event > Theatre > Adaptations
DATES  8th to 31st August 2014
VENUE  Vaudeville Theatre 
Michael Morpurgo's children's book about a little boy who hates stories is adaptated for the stage by the award-winning Wizard Presents Theatre Company. Set in a library, I Believe in Unicorns tells of the power of books and the bravery of Tomas who loves playing in the mountains where he lives but who hates reading and school. His world is turned ... More about this event
 
Hetty Feather (Over 7s)Hetty Feather (Over 7s)Hetty Feather (Over 7s)Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather is brought to life on the Vaudeville stage this summer following a successful first run at the Rose Theatre in Kingston in April this year. Adapted by scriptwriter Emma Reeves - known for CBBC's The Story of Tracy Beaker - the story follows Hetty after she escapes from the Foundling Hospital. Following her advent23rd August 2014Saturday 6th September 2014 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
Category: event
Now On
Hetty Feather (Over 7s)
event > Theatre > Kids shows
DATES  5th August to 6th September 2014
VENUE  Vaudeville Theatre 
Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather is brought to life on the Vaudeville stage this summer following a successful first run at the Rose Theatre in Kingston in April this year. Adapted by scriptwriter Emma Reeves - known for CBBC's The Story of Tracy Beaker - the story follows Hetty after she escapes from the Foundling Hospital. Following her advent... More about this event
 
Forbidden BroadwayForbidden BroadwayAn updated version of Gerard Alessandrini's musical revue which takes an informal look at the history of American musical theatre. Included in the show will be irreverent takes on Matilda, Once and Miss Saigon, among others. Directed by Phillip George.9th September 2014Saturday 22nd November 2014 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
Category: event
On Soon
Forbidden Broadway
event > Theatre > Musicals
DATES  9th September to 22nd November 2014
VENUE  Vaudeville Theatre 
An updated version of Gerard Alessandrini's musical revue which takes an informal look at the history of American musical theatre. Included in the show will be irreverent takes on Matilda, Once and Miss Saigon, among others. Directed by Phillip George.
Will Tuckett: The Wind In The Willows (Over 5s)Will Tuckett: The Wind In The Willows (Over 5s)Will Tuckett directs and choreographs the Royal Opera House's Olivier Award-winning production of Kenneth Grahame's tale of the four woodland friends Mr Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger. The staging fuses dance, song, music and puppetry set to a score by Martin Ward, with narration written by former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion.26th November 2014Saturday 17th January 2015 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404  Strand      WC2R 0NH
Category: event
 
Will Tuckett: The Wind In The Willows (Over 5s)
event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
DATES  26th November 2014 to 17th January 2015
VENUE  Vaudeville Theatre 
Will Tuckett directs and choreographs the Royal Opera House's Olivier Award-winning production of Kenneth Grahame's tale of the four woodland friends Mr Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger. The staging fuses dance, song, music and puppetry set to a score by Martin Ward, with narration written by former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion.
 

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I Believe in Unicorns
I Believe in Unicorns
Theatre | Until 31st August 2014 

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Hetty Feather (Over 7s)
Hetty Feather (Over 7s)
Theatre | Until 6th September 2014 

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The Bodyguard
The Bodyguard
Theatre | Until 30th August 2014 

Adelphi Theatre WC2R 0NS WC2R 0NH - 0 minute walk from Vaudeville Theatre

Twenty years after the romantic thriller burst onto our cinema screens - reducing us all to tears - The Bodyguard ...More

 
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Theatre | Until 29th November 2014 

Savoy Theatre 2 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

'My Family' actor Robert Lindsay makes his musical theatre comeback in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which previews at London's Savoy Theatre ...More

 
Alice Through The Looking Glass
Theatre | Until 30th August 2014 

St Paul's Covent Garden 2 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

Adapted by Daniel Winder and Candida Caldicot, this family-orientated adaptation of Lewis Carroll's adventure tale, features original music and songs. ...More

Goodbye Piccadilly
Goodbye Piccadilly
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

Follow the London buses driven to the front during World War I, find out how women made up the transport ...More

 
Goodbye Piccadilly - From Home Front To Western Front
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

A major exhibition featuring posters for recruitment and propaganda, a woman bus conductor's uniform, a B-type bus from 1911, and ...More

Saturday Afternoon High Tease & Burlesque
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th October 2014 

CellarDoor 3 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

An eclectic showcase of cabaret, burlesque, bands and tunes. Acts include Miss Ivy Paige, Dr John, Some Like It Hot ...More

Saturday Night Diva
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th October 2014 

CellarDoor 3 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

Burlesque and cabaret tunes from the 1920s onwards with DJ Amanda Pet and Chrys Columbine....More

The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th January 2015 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Vaudeville Theatre

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
 
 
 
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