Set in a large country house in the Russian countryside in the late 19th century, Uncle Vanya, which has been called a tragi-comedy, tells the tale of a family of landowners, stuck in a world of boredom.
The play is emotionally charged but it is also a skilful mixture of melancholy and wry comedy, together with an overall sense of wasted lives.
Chekhov disliked the fact that the humorous element of his plays was often neglected in production. This will not happen in ours.
|Directed By||Michael Gerrard|
|Dates||13 January 2010 to 16 January 2010|
|Location||Compass Theatre, Ickenham, UB10 8PD|