Uncle Vanya

Young Vic, The Cut, Waterloo, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8LZ

Uncle Vanya, Chekhov’s masterpiece of frustrated longing and wasted lives was written in 1899. Its first production was directed by Stanislavski. It has been much revived, the title role having achieved the status of a modern Hamlet.

Two obsessive love affairs that lead nowhere, a simmering rivalry and a flirtation that brings disaster.

Young Vic associate director Joe Hill-Gibbins directs a workshop production of Anton Chekhov’s tragic comedy Uncle Vanya for 11 performances only.

Hill-Gibbins recently directed The Girlfriend Experience, which played at the Young Vic this summer following its transfer from the Royal Court. His previous work at the venue includes Rory Bremner’s translation of Brecht’s A Respectable Wedding. For the Royal Court he has directed Family Plays and Bliss.

This production of Uncle Vanya aims to research and explore the contemporary implications of the story. It is a workshop production offering a rare chance to see work in development at the Young Vic.

Cast & Creatives

Christine Bottomley, Jim Bywater, Stuart McQuarrie, Justine Mitchell, Sheila Reid, David Sibley
Anton Chekhov
Joe Hill-Gibbins
Lighting Designer
Colin Grenfell
Lewis Gibson

Young Vic

The Cut, Waterloo, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8LZ
020 7922 2922
Official site
Nearest tube
Waterloo Station is on the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern, Waterloo & City lines. Southwark Station is on the Jubilee line.
Nearest train
Waterloo & Waterloo East. Charing Cross and London Bridge stations are one stop away.

Our theatre is in a residential area so car parking is limited and subject to restrictions. We’d recommend using public transport but if you drive you can park at National Car Park Ltd on Upper Ground, Coin Street and at Waterloo Station. We are in London's congestion zone operating 7am - 6.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7922 2922 Email: boxoffice@youngvic.org
£5 off top price tickets.
Limited mobility
Seating at the Young Vic is unreserved, so your ticket won't have a seat number and you can sit where you fancy. Every seat has a great view, there are no pillars or obstructions and you'll never be more than seven rows away from the action. So take your time, enjoy a drink or the company of friends and don't worry about queuing to get in. We are happy to reserve you a seat or provide assistance if you have access requirements. Please let us know in advance of your visit and we'll do what we can to help.
Access description
There is an automated set of doors with release button to the right at the front of the theatre. A lift rises to the next level (at the back of the bar space) There are some steps within the auditorium but these differ with each show. Seats can be reserved to meet varying needs.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are not allowed in the auditorium but can be left with front of hous staff who are happy to dog-sit.
Wheelchair and transfer seating available on request, please call in advance.
The Cut serves core classics and inspired specials. On two levels, in a generous, open and comfortable space which includes an outside terrace, The Cut is a vibrant hub within the Young Vic. Open for breakfast, lunch, early dinner, pre- and post- theatre food and drink.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens