Vakhtangov Theater shows in London Tuminas's Uncle Vanya

Publication date: 10 November 2012

Author: Olga Svistunova

Issue: RIA Novosti.

 The hundredth performance of Uncle Vanya by the Vakhtangov State Academic Theater staged by renowned director, artistic director of the theater, Rimas Tuminas will be held on 5th of November in London, the press service of the theater reported to the RIA Novosti.

Vakhtangov Company was invited to show their version of the famous Chekhov play in London's West End. The performance will be played at the Noel Coward Theatre for six times from 5thto 10th of November.

In the unanimous recognition of theater critics, this performance was a major event in the cultural life of Russia. Theater critics have noted that in this work has well come together everything, i.e. extraordinary thinking of director, skills of actors, set design and music, which provided not only the recognition of professionals, but huge audiences success. Vakhtangov's Uncle Vanya won the most prestigious theater award "Golden Mask" and was recognized as the best performance of Russia in 2011. Over the next three years after the premiere (debut was on the Vakhtangov stage on September 2, 2009) the performance traveled almost half the world, and it was a success everywhere.

The play has a brilliant cast: Sergei Makovetsky, Vladimir Simonov, Lyudmila Maksakova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Galina Konovalova, Anna Dubrovsky.

The current performance of Vakhtangov Company in London - is the second tour of the theater in the British capital this year. In April, the theater was invited to the Shakespearean Festival Globe to Globe with the Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure by Yuri Butusov. And this work was evaluated by London critics as one of the best performances of the prestigious festival.