National Theatre Live: Vanya

Trailer Review

Starr · Rhinebeck

Part of the ARThouse series

Saturday, June 8 and Thursday, June 13

Anton Chekov’s classic Uncle Vanya is reinvented as a one-man play, allowing the talent of Andrew Scott (Fleabag) to shine. Scott is a conduit of emotion, displaying fascinating transparency of hopes, challenges, and desires on stage. It is as much a testament to his powerful ability as an actor as proof that Chekov’s work remains an integral part of storytelling and theater. Filmed live during its sold-out run in London’s West End. (dir. Sam Yates, U.K., 2024, 100m) 

Scott gives carefully controlled, thrillingly virtuoso physical performances. He exits as one character and enters as another, excelling in the plate-juggling feat of playing two or more characters in conversation.” –The Guardian