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Review of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, in a new version by David Hare. It is directed by Rupert Everett, who also plays the lead, and co-stars Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd etc). It’s an elaborate production for Bath’s Summer Season, and only seems to be there for two weeks. Surely they must be intending to move on to the West End or tour?

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Katherine Parkinson as Sonya Rupert Everett as Uncle Vanya

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David Hare has re-imagined Ibsen’s Peer Gynt at the National Theatre, as PETER GYNT (follow link). This is a long, hugely theatrical production of the fantasy story with James McArdle in the lead role. It’s all in a contemporary setting with modern references. Incredible stagecraft (take a look at my review) but it veers from spectacular to boring. Unusually for the National Theatre, there were plenty of empty seats. You would get in. It’s worth it.

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Review of Racing Demon by David Hare in Bath Theatre Royal’s 2017 Summer Season, directed by Jonathan Church. Starring David Haig and Papa Essiedu. This 1990 award winning play is set in the Church of England in South London.

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Three plays in a day in Chichester’s Young Chekhov Season.

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Links:

Young Chekhov Season Overview

Then three separate reviews:

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Ivanov below

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The Seagull below

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Skylight review

Link to review of Skylight by David Hare, starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. Highly-acclaimed production.

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