Classic Chekhov in Retford

A CLASSIC play by the canonic and legendary Russian writer Anton Chekhov is being performed in the region this this month.

Uncle Vanya is by Anton Chekhov is a tale of anger and hatred, appearance and reality, duty and responsibility, choice and consequence, and these are just some of the themes played out in this outstanding Russian drama, presented by Retford Little Theatre in a modern translation.

The story is based around the Serebryakov family, who face breakdown under mounting pressures from the world around them.

Vanya himself is undergoing a crisis of values, further threatened by dispossession of his property at the hands of his brother-in-law.

Tension, drama and suspense follow in one of the most celebrated and beloved plays of the late nineteenth century.

Produced by Mike Nixon, Retford Little Theatre promises that this performance will be a riveting evening of classic European theatre, and certainly not one to be missed.

Famously, a film version of Uncle Vanya was made in 1963, based on the star-studded 1963 Chichester Festival stage production, directed for the stage and starring Michael Redgrave, Laurence Olivier, Max Adrian and Joan Plow, and Sir Anthony Hopkins later directed and starred in another film adaptation called August.

Retford Little Theatre presents Anton Chekov’s Uncle Vanya from Friday 28th January - Saturday 5th February at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from Monday 24th January and are priced between £3 - £6.

To book yours call the Retford Little Theatre Box Office on 01777 702002.