HOME, Manchester announces full casting for ‘Uncle Vanya’

HOME, Manchester has today announced full casting for its upcoming production of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, which runs 3 – 25 November 2017.

Directed by Artistic Director Walter Meierjohann, in a new version by Australian playwright Andrew Upton, the production will be at the centre of A Revolution Betrayed?, HOME’s season of theatre, film and visual art inspired by the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, which runs 21 October – 25 November 2017.

The cast will include David Fleeshman as the professor, Katie West as Sonya, Jason Merrells as Dr Astrov and Nick Holder as Vanya, alongside Hara Yannas as Yelena, Carol Macready as Marina, Joanna McCallum as Maria, Kriss Dosanjh as Telegin and Joseph Hardy as labourer and musician.



An ageing, irritable professor returns to his deceased wife’s country estate with his beautiful new young wife, Yelena. The estate has been managed for years by Sonya, the professor’s daughter, and his brother-in-law Vanya, whose self-sacrifice and toil has allowed the professor to enjoy an extravagant lifestyle in the city.

When the politically impassioned local doctor, Astrov, is called to the house and meets Yelena, tensions spiral rapidly into a desperate comedy about unrequited love. Chekhov’s characters exist on the brink of a new and era; a new and unknown order is approaching. One they fear. Written 20 years before the Russian Revolution, what does this much-loved play tell us about the world we live in today?


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