The production will mark Poulton’s fourth stage adaptation of the play, following two for Derek Jacobi (Chichester and Broadway) and one for the Mercury Theatre Colchester.
Iain Glen has recently been seen on TV in Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones, while his extensive theatre credits include Ghosts (2010), The Crucible (2007), Hedda Gabler (2006) and A Streetcar Named Desire (2002).
Charlotte Emmerson has appeared in The Seagull (2003), The Postman Always Rings Twice (2005) at the Playhouse Theatre (directed by Lucy Bailey), and Tom Stoppard’s Coast of Utopia trilogy (2005) and The Cherry Orchard at the National Theatre, both directed by Trevor Nunn.
Uncle Vanya is set on a provincial Russian estate, where little disturbs the inhabitants’ quiet lives - until the head of the family brings home his beautiful new wife.
Casting has been announced for Huis Clos, the final production in this year’s Donmar Trafalgar season showcasing up-and-coming directors.
Jean-Paul Sartre's existentialist play is set in a single roomm, with no windows and a locked door. There’s no way out for three people left alone to share their memories together. Fear of what lies beyond the door turns talk of their earthly transgressions into a meditation on the afterlife and a realisation that they are torturing each other in a living hell.
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