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5644709Uncle Vanya: York Settlement Players
DateWednesday 28th February 2018 to Saturday 10th March 2018
DescriptionFollowing the triumph of Blue Stockings last year, York Settlement Players return to the intimacy of the Theatre Royal Studio with Chekhov's classic poignant comedy. First produced in 1899, and an antidote to the melodramas of the time, this is also a play ahead of its time. When an elderly professor and his beautiful young second wife return to their country estate from the city, they cause chaos on all fronts. Uncle Vanya, the brother of the professor's first wife, is thrown into an emotional maelstrom and Sonya (Vanya's niece) is forced to face up to a bitter reality. Exploring love, loss, and desire and at times the sheer absurdity of life the play's themes are universal. The sense of what might have been fills the air. We witness penetrating insights into the human condition. This translation by Michael Frayn (a true Russophile) highlights the playful spirit in which Anton Chekhov wrote. It is the third Chekhov play produced by Settlement in the last eight years. The last being a "splendidly robust" Cherry Orchard. "The father of modern drama", Anton Chekhov is beloved of actors the world over. Don't miss the chance to find out why.
Time(s)From Feb 28, Tue-Sat 7.45pm, mats Sat 2pm, ends Mar 10
LocationTheatre Royal & Studio
Telephone No.01904 623568
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Theatre Royal & Studio
AddressSt. Leonards Place
North Yorkshire
Telephone No.01904 610041
Box Office: +441904623568
Opening timesMon 10am 6pm (8pm on performance evenings)
Tues Sat: 10am 8pm (During our closed 'dark' period this will be 6pm)
First Tuesday of each month Box Office will open at 10.30am due to staff training.
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