NT Live: Vanya (15)

Andrew Scott to star in West End Vanya, playing all the roles

adapted by Simon Stephens, after Anton Chekhov 
directed by Sam Yates
designed by Rosanna Vize
Andrew Scott (Fleabag)

WhatsOnStage Award-winner Andrew Scott (Present Laughter, Sea Wall) will star in a solo version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, titled Vanya. 

The piece, adapted by Simon Stephens (Sea Wall) and directed by Sam Yates (The Phlebotomist), will see Scott play all the roles normally taken on by a company of performers. Stephens’ piece is billed as a “masterpiece of love, art, sex and attempted murder.”

Scott explained today: “Heartbreaking, hilarious, sexy, devastating- the genius and extraordinary humanity of Mr Chekhov just knocks me out. It’s a genuine honour and a singular challenge to bring this giant of a play to life in the West End in this new way and I’m so excited to be doing it alongside such brilliant, playful and talented people.”

He brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.
Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions.
Filmed live during its sold-out run in London’s West End,

Vanya reviews
*****‘An acting masterclass’ Evening Standard
*****‘A tour-de-force by Andrew Scott’ WhatsOnStage
****’Funny, sexy and surprisingly emotional’ Independent
****’Andrew Scott is mesmerising’ Telegraph
****’Masterclass in acting’ The Stage

Tickets £16 and £11 for under 18
Licensed bar (card or cash), with wine, beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee , run by the VHC.

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