Following its critically acclaimed (though short lived) opening in London last spring, Sonia Friedman Productions‘ stunning new production of Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece, Uncle Vanya, starring Toby Jones and Richard Armitage, will now be released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on 14th June 2021 courtesy of Dazzler Media.
Made during the 2020 lockdown and filmed without an audience, this new adaptation is written by Conor McPherson and directed by Ian Rickson.
The full cast includes Rosalind Eleazar, Aimee Lou Wood, Anna Calder-Marshall, Dearbhla Molloy, Peter Wight, and Roger Allam.
Sonya and her Uncle Vanya throw their lives into maintaining the crumbling family estate, only visited occasionally by the radical and inspiring local doctor Astrov. However, when Sonya’s father, Professor Serebryakov, suddenly returns with his restless, alluring, new wife Yelena, long-hidden truths start to emerge.