ISBN: 9781783191888
Binding: PaperBack

Uncle Vanya

Anton Chekhov, Anya Reiss


‘this is a mad bloody world with you lot walking around in it’

A once respected academic returns to his farm which has been managed without him for many years. He brings with him a new, beautiful, young wife. Their arrival turns the lives of the residents and his family upside down as old wounds are reopened, passions are awakened and thwarted ambitions bubble to the surface; threatening the lives of everyone involved.

After sell-out successes of The Seagull and Three Sisters, award-winning writer Anya Reiss reimagines this tragicomic masterpiece in a stunning new version for the 21st century.

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ISBN13 9781783191888
Binding PaperBack


‘A satisfying modern Vanya... The script successfully teeters on that fine line between tragedy and farce... Written in a brisk modern idiom, Reiss finds Chekhov’s wit, even silliness, amongst the ennui’ Independent

'Evening Standard Award-winning playwright Anya Reiss has produced compelling modern versions of Chekhov’s The Seagull and Three Sisters and now offers the most successful of the lot... There’s a fluid dynamic to the writing, which is faithful to Chekhov despite its modernity’ Evening Standard

‘Eminently watchable…The update makes the work pacier and more accessible’ The Times

‘It bristles with good insights and is often very funny’ Financial Times