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Uncle Vanya West End recording to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray

Uncle Vanya play

A recording of Ian Rickson’s acclaimed West End production of Uncle Vanya will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray

The show was playing a sold-out run at Harold Pinter Theatre in 2020 before performances were cut due to the pandemic.

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A filmed version of the play previously aired on BBC Four and will now be available to buy to keep.

You can pre-order the show on DVD and Blu-Ray here with a release date set for 14 June 2021.

The production had received Olivier nominations for Toby Jones (Best Actor Award), Ian Rickson (Best Director Award), Bruno Poet (Best Lighting Design Award) and Rae Smith (Best Set Design Award).

The filmed version was directed for screen by Ross MacGibbon and reunites nearly all of the original cast of the West End production – Richard Armitage, Toby Jones, Dearbhla Molloy, Anna Calder-Marshall, Rosalind Eleazar, Aimee Lou Wood and Peter Wight.

Only Ciarán Hinds was unavailable and his role was taken by Roger Allam.

Producers Sonia Friedman (SFP) and Sally Angel (Angelica Films) said: “Collaborating on filming Ian Rickson’s extraordinary production of Uncle Vanya has been a wonderful and inspiring experience.

“Despite all the challenges involved in filming this production (with no social distancing on screen), the results are testament to a brilliant and dedicated cast and crew led by Ian himself alongside Ross MacGibbon.

“It is such a privilege that we are able to bring this beautiful production to a wider audience after its run was cut so brutally short by the pandemic in March.

“We would also like to thank SFP’s loyal coproducers who have so generously allowed us to pursue this vision for the filmed production and enabled it to become a reality”.

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