Terry Johnson‘s new version of the Chekhov classic enjoyed a triumphant opening at the Hampstead Theatre. Alan Cox assumes the title role of as Vanya and is joined by Paul Hamilton, Alice Bailey Johnson, Abbey Lee, Kika Markham, Alec Newman, David Shaw-Parker, Robin Soans and June Watson.
★★★★ “Terry Johnson’s new version of Uncle Vanya – which he also directs – emphasises the crackling wit of the original, revelling in its dour comedy.” – The Stage
★★★★ “Newly adapted and directed by Terry Johnson, it turns a highly wry eye on the constant laments of the men and is all the better for it.” – Time Out
★★★★ “The laughs are great, and Terry Johnson’s reworked script, along with a great cast, deserves huge credit for teasing them out.” – The Upcoming
Olivier and Tony Award-winner Terry Johnson returns to Hampstead following his critically acclaimed hit Prism starring Robert Lindsay and Hysteria starring Antony Sher. His many other writing and directing credits include The Graduate and Mrs Henderson Presents (both West End).
Uncle Vanya is at Hampstead Theatre until 12th January 2019. Book tickets here.