John Hannah to Play Title Role in Uncle Vanya at London's St. James Theatre

News   John Hannah to Play Title Role in Uncle Vanya at London's St. James Theatre John Hannah, star of TV's "Spartacus," is to play the title role in Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, which will be presented in a new version by Anya Reiss at London's St. James Theatre. It will begin performances Oct. 8 prior to an official opening Oct. 13, for a run through Nov. 8.

Also in the cast are Amanda Boxer, Buffy Davis, Joe Dixon, Alan Francis and Amanda Hale.

Directed by Russell Bolam, it is presented as part of the One Stage Season at the theatre, supported by Stage One, the development program for emerging producers.

This new version of Uncle Vanya was commissioned and is produced by Emily Dobbs on behalf of Jagged Fence Productions. Dobbs has previously brought Reiss and Bolam together to work on productions of The Seagull in 2012 and Three Sisters in 2014, both of which were seen at Southwark Playhouse.

Hannah played Batiatus in Sky One's "Spartacus." He is best known for such films as "Sliding Doors" and "The Mummy." He was last seen on the London stage in Riflemind (Trafalgar Studios) and previously has also appeared at the Almeida, Young Vic and National.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 264 2140 or visit www.OneStageSeason.co.uk.

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