Uncle Vanya with Stott, Friel, and West at Vaudeville
Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, adapted by Christopher Hampton, opens at the Vaudeville Theatre 2 Nov 2012, following previews from 24 Oct - booking to 16 Feb 2013.
Directed by Lindsay Posner and designed by Christopher Oram, the cast includes Ken Stott (Vanya), Anna Friel (Yelena), Samuel West (Astrov). Produced by Kim Poster for Stanhope Productions, Nica Burns, Robert Bartner and Max Weitzenhoffer.
Vanya, Yelena, Astrov and Sonya are all in love, with the past, with ideals and with each other. As their universe shifts around them they struggle to keep their emotions at bay.
Ken Stott is best known for his TV and film roles including Messiah, Toast, The Vice, Rebus and One Day, Charlie Wilson’s War, Girl In a Cafe and Shallow Grave. His theatre roles include Art (Wyndham’s), God of Carnage (Gielgud and Broadway), A View from the Bridge (Duke of York’s) and Heroes (Wyndham’s).
Anna Friel stage credits include Breakfast at Tiffanys (Theatre Royal, Haymarket). She is best known for her TV roles including Jimmy McGovern’s The Street (BBC), Pushing Daisies (ABC), Neverland (Sky), Without You (ITV), and Brookside (C4).
Samuel West stage credits include Enron (Royal Court & Noel Coward), A Number (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Family Reunion (Donmar) and the title roles in both Hamlet and Richard II (both RSC). His film and TV credits include Van Helsing, Eternal Law and Any Human Heart. Samuel is currently filming the new ITV series Mr Selfridge.
- by Darren Dalglish