Anton Chekhov

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The week in theatre: The Cherry Orchard; Minority Report; Laughing Boy – review
The aged servant steals the show in a fast-paced 21st-century Chekhov, Max Webster’s dystopian sci-fi dazzles the eye, and a campaigning drama is tender and furious

Susannah Clapp

12, May, 2024 @9:30 AM

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The Cherry Orchard review – Benedict Andrews brings Chekhov bang up to date
Nina Hoss stars in a kookily immersive production but the devastating hammer blow of the Russian tragicomedy is not lost in translation

Arifa Akbar

03, May, 2024 @4:10 PM

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Uncle Vanya review – Steve Carell leads excellent cast in Chekhov reimagining
The star makes a convincing Broadway debut in a tragicomic winner staged with thought and deft flashes of modernity

Adrian Horton

25, Apr, 2024 @1:00 AM

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Uncle Vanya review – Trevor Nunn triumphs with Chekhov’s tragicomedy
This chamber staging, movingly played by an immaculate ensemble, fits perfectly with the drama’s hothouse of disappointment

Mark Lawson

09, Mar, 2024 @12:01 AM

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Andrew Scott: sex scenes less ‘embarrassing’ for audience if one actor plays both characters
The Fleabag star, who took all eight roles in the solo show Vanya, says intimate scenes on stage can be discomfiting for viewers

Chris Wiegand

02, Feb, 2024 @2:15 PM

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Midnight Mole review – puppet’s cheery takeover of Chekhov’s garden
Set in the cherry orchard that Madame Ranevsky is preparing to leave, this story leads its young audience on a tactile adventure underground

Chris Wiegand

08, Dec, 2023 @4:54 PM

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The Seagull review – Sigrid Thornton and Toby Schmitz star in contemporary take on Chekhov
Andrew Upton’s adaptation transplants the play’s ensemble to Australia in the early 2000s, where they discover the cost of art and thwarted dreams

Dee Jefferson

26, Nov, 2023 @1:05 AM

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The Fourth Sister by Laura Scott review – the deadliest slur of all?
The poet pays homage to Chekhov in her second collection, in which boredom is both feared and acknowledged and desperation tussles with wit

Kate Kellaway

13, Nov, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Richard Armitage: ‘I used to stand on the Lord of the Rings to reach the top shelf in my wardrobe’
The actor and author on his love of fantasy fiction, the wisdom of Marcus Aurelius, and why he doesn’t want a second bite of Proust

Richard Armitage

27, Oct, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Vanya review – Andrew Scott excels in one-man Chekhov
The actor gives thrillingly virtuoso performances as multiple characters in an entertaining reimagining but he cannot penetrate any one part deeply enough for tragedy to be felt

Arifa Akbar

22, Sep, 2023 @9:23 AM

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Andrew Scott: ‘We need a bit more of people not liking things’
Fleabag’s hot priest is about to take on his most liberating role yet: a one-man show of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya in which he will play all nine roles, male and female

Rachel Cooke

10, Sep, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Fleabag star Andrew Scott to bring one-man Uncle Vanya to West End
Vanya, adapted by Simon Stephens, will see Scott tackle all of the characters in Chekhov’s play

Mark Fisher

07, Jun, 2023 @11:01 PM

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