Original Run: 21 March - 28 April 2012

Extended due to popular demand: 18 June - 7 July 2012


by Anton Chekhov

In a new version by Mike Poulton



'Comical and exhilarating, this is Chekhov at his masterful best' *****
The Times

'A witty translation, an evocative, claustrophobic setting, performances
that hum with trapped energy - this is great Chekhov ' **** The Financial

'Lucy Bailey's production of Uncle Vanya is the funniest and most
vehemently volatile in mood of any account that I have seen of this great
play' **** The Independent

'The best production since this boutique theatre's opening in 2010' ****
The Evening Standard 

***** The Times, **** The Independent, **** The Telegraph, **** Daily Mail, **** The Financial Times, **** The Sunday Times, **** The Observer, **** What's On Stage, **** Evening Standard, **** Time Out, **** Metro




Photography: Sheila Burnett 



by Anton Chekhov

In a new version by Mike Poulton

Directed By Lucy Bailey

Designed by William Dudley

Lighting Design by Richard Howell

Sound Design by Gregory Clark 

CAST: (L-R) Caroline Blakiston, Charlotte Emmerson, Iain Glen, William Houston, Lucinda Millward, David Shaw-Parker, Marlene Sidaway, David Yelland.

Marina - Marlene Sidaway

Astrov - William Houston

Vanya - Iain Glen

Serebryakov - David Yelland

Telegin - David Shaw-Parker

Sonya - Charlotte Emmerson

Maria - Caroline Blakiston

Yelena - Lucinda Millward

Yefim / Labourer - Andrew Hanratty

Iain Glen stars in a new version of UNCLE VANYA by Mike Poulton. Be sure to book early to experience Chekhov's most enduring masterpiece in the intimate atmosphere of The Print Room.

This tragic-comedy of frustrated longing and wasted lives is profoundly moving, seductively funny and continues to speak to us in a startlingly fresh and direct way.

The Print Room's Co-Artistic Director Lucy Bailey has previously directed critically acclaimed productions at the venue including Fabrication, Snake in the Grass, Kingdom of Earth, as well as RSC's Julius Caesar at Roundhouse, Macbeth at The Globe and The Taming of the Shrew at RSC, Stratford.

Mike Poulton has previous adapted versions of the play for Derek Jacobi and Broadway, and this new adaptation for a 2012 audience arrives infused with years of experience from one of the most sought after stage translators and adaptors working today.