At Pomegranate Theatre
The Pomegranate Theatre is proud to present this satellite broadcast as part of its cinema programme.
Filmed at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London in August 2020
Sonya (Aimee Lou Wood) and her Uncle Vanya (Toby Jones) while away their time on an isolated estate, visited occasionally only by the local doctor Astrov (Richard Armitage).
However, when Sonya’s father Professor Serebryakov (Roger Allam) suddenly returns with his restless, alluring, new wife Yelena (Rosalind Eleazar), polite facades crumble and long repressed feelings start to emerge.
As the conflicted family are forced to confront their despair, loneliness and each other, can the beauty of life help them find new hope?
Following its critically acclaimed opening in London earlier this year, Sonia Friedman Productions’ stunning 5-star production Uncle Vanya, a new adaptation of the Anton Chekhov masterpiece by Conor McPherson directed by Ian Rickson, was abruptly halted as the world went into lockdown. Now, as the majority of theatres across the world remain in darkness, Uncle Vanya’s exquisite ensemble overcome the considerable challenges of working in a global pandemic, returning to the Harold Pinter Theatre to film the ‘perfect’ (★★★★★ The Guardian) production, which is currently nominated for four Olivier Awards. Marrying the intimacy of the screen with the electricity of live performance in an exciting new hybrid of film and theatre, this Sonia Friedman Productions/Angelica Films co-production is far more than simply a capture of the play. Full of tumultuous frustration and hidden passions, but brimming with hope and optimism for the future,
Uncle Vanya is a must-see event for our times. (150 min)
★★★★★ ‘An exquisite production. Perfection.’ THE GUARDIAN
★★★★★ ‘Toby Jones is superb in Chekhov’s great tragicomedy.’ FINANCIAL TIMES
★★★★★‘A superlative company achievement–most of us will be lucky if we see a better cast in our lifetimes.’ THE I
Concessions & Friends £10.50
New for cinema! You can now pre-order food and drink packages online at a discounted price. You will be given the option to select one or more of the following packages when checking out.
Hot Drink & Muffin £2.40
Any tea or coffee & muffin (assorted flavours available)
Soft Drink & Sweets or Magnum Ice Cream £4.35
Any bottled soft drink (Pepsi Max, Diet Pepsi, Tango Orange, 7up Free), Magnum ice cream or a sharing pouch of sweets
Soft drink, ice cream & Sweets £6.35
Any bottled soft drink (Pepsi Max, Diet Pepsi, Tango Orange, 7up Free), Magnum Ice Cream & a sharing pouch of sweets
Hot Drink & Sweets £4.20
A choice of tea or coffee plus any sharing pouch of sweets
Small Pringles & wine (187ml), beer, cider or lager (500ml bottle) £4.95
A choice from a selection of alcoholic drink (including bottle of Carlsberg Lager, Somersby Cider or Brampton Ale or a ¼ bottle of wine plus an individual tub of pringles.
When collecting your order from the bar, simply give the name the booking was made under – you don’t need to print your ticket or confirmation email. However, having it to hand on your phone or tablet would be of help. If you have mobility difficulties, a member of the team can collect your order and deliver it to your seat in the auditorium – just let our team member know when you arrive at the auditorium.
Remember, films don’t have intervals so don’t forget to claim it before the film starts!
*We will try our best to have everything in stock, but the choices listed within each package may be subject to availability on the day.
You must wear your face covering during your entire visit to the theatre, including when in the auditorium. You can however, temporarily remove it to eat and drink when seated. Please do put your face covering back on once you finish eating or drinking.
Each ticket price advertised above includes a £1.50 booking fee. No matter how you book (online, phone, in person) or how you pay (cash, credit/debit card, voucher), the fee will always be the same. The number of trailers, advertisements and intervals (intervals on satellite broadcasts only) can vary for each screening. Please add at least 30 minutes in addition to the stated running time when calculating the duration of your visit.