A co-production with Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory
SATTF's Andrew Hilton directs Chekhov's landmark Russian classic Uncle Vanya on the historic Theatre Royal stage, reconfigured for the intimacy for which Hilton's company is famous.
Uncle Vanya is a moving - and often very funny - portrait of a family trapped in broken ambition. Jealousy and passion simmer around the samovar, but little changes, even when tempers flare and shots are fired.
‘Chekov doesn't get much better than this.' The Daily Mail
‘This truly is the most wonderful production.' The Times *****
‘A landmark production.' Mail on Sunday ****
‘I left Bristol with all my old wonder and delight in Chekhov fully restored...Andrew Hilton, who's acquiring so many feathers in his cap as artistic director of Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory that he almost resembles a new species, beautifully serves that integral sense of mayhem and dislocation in a production that tips this way and that between perturbing nightmare and aching dream.' The Telegraph