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Sat, 05 Mar


Players Theatre

Uncle Vanya, Anton Chekhov

Secret loves and long-held resentments threaten to tear a family apart in a tender exploration of human frailty. Performed every evening for a week (excl Sunday) with curtain up at 19:45. The 7th & 8th will be special socially distanced performances - please call 0161 485 7704 to book these dates

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Uncle Vanya, Anton Chekhov
Uncle Vanya, Anton Chekhov

Time & Location

05 Mar 2022, 19:45 – 12 Mar 2022, 22:25

Players Theatre, Anfield Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle SK8, UK

About the event

Please note that for the 21/22 season the Monday and Tuesday night performances of all four plays are to be Socially Distanced Performances. Tickets for Monday and Tuesday nights are not available on TicketSource. If you wish to book tickets for Monday or Tuesday performances please phone the Ticket Secretaries on 0161 485 7704.

Anton Chekhov's masterpiece portrays the visit of an elderly professor and his glamorous, much younger second wife, Yelena, to the rural estate that supports their urban lifestyle. Two friends—Vanya, brother of the professor's late first wife, who has long managed the estate, and Astrov, the local doctor—both fall under Yelena's spell, while bemoaning the ennui of their provincial existence. Sonya, the professor's daughter by his first wife, who has worked with Vanya to keep the estate going, suffers from her unrequited feelings for Astrov. Matters are brought to a crisis when the professor announces his intention to sell the estate, Vanya and Sonya's home, with a view to investing the proceeds to achieve a higher income for himself and his wife.

Cast and director will be announced shortly.

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