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West End Uncle Vanya cinema release date and first look photos revealed

The show stars Richard Armitage, Aimee Lou Wood and more

The cast of Uncle Vanya
© Johan Persson

A cinema release date and first-look images for the filmed Uncle Vanya's West End production have been unveiled.

The show was interrupted by the pandemic but has been recorded recently by the cast during the last month. All involved were self-isolating and underwent regular tests with the crew in masks, PPE and socially distancing throughout the process.

The ensemble is composed of Richard Armitage, Toby Jones, Dearbhla Molloy, Anna Calder-Marshall, Rosalind Eleazar, Aimee Lou Wood and Peter Wight. Conor McPherson's adaptation of the Anton Chekhov play follows a fragmented family falling into a state of disrepair. Ciarán Hinds will be replaced by Roger Allam (The Thick of It) in the show.

Uncle Vanya is directed by Ian Rickson (Translations) with design by Rae Smith, lighting by Bruno Poet, music by Stephen Warbeck, sound by Ian Dickinson and casting by Amy Ball.

Sarah Crompton gave the show five stars when it first premiered in the West End in January 2020 saying it was "All in all, a glory."

The show will be broadcast from 27 October 2020 across the UK, Ireland and internationally from 27 October 2020. Tickets are on sale now.

A BBC broadcast date is to be confirmed, though is expected this side of the new year.

A number of new images from the show have been released:

Richard Armitage and Rosalind Eleazar
© Johan Persson
Toby Jones
© Johan Persson
The cast of Uncle Vanya
© Johan Persson
The cast of Uncle Vanya
© Johan Persson
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