Jack Shepherd and Rebecca Night complete the cast of Anya Reiss’s brand new adaptation of Uncle Vanya. Shepherd will play Serebryakov and Night will take on the role of Yelena, alongside John Hannah as Vanya.
Jack Shepherd was most recently seen onstage in Home at the Arcola Theatre and his numerous television credits include The Politician’s Husband, Waking the Dead and Wycliffe. Rebecca Night joins the cast after recent roles in Sky One’s Starlings and the Old Vic’s A Flea in Her Ear.
Directed by Russell Bolam, the production opens at the St James Theatre on Monday 13th October (previews from 8th October) and runs until Saturday 8th November 2014. Reiss' adaptation reignites the piece for a 21st century audience, revealing the universal difficulties of impossible love, longing and regret.