Olivier Award winner Jones (The Play What I Wrote) will play the titular character, while Olivier Award nominee Armitage (The Crucible at Old Vic) will play Astrov. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
The play will begin performances January 14, 2020, ahead of a January 23 opening night for a 16-week limited engagement. The new adaptation by Conor McPherson (The Weir, Girl from the North Country) is directed by Ian Rickson (Jerusalem, The Seagull) and mounted by Sonia Friedman Productions.
Uncle Vanya is designed by Rae Smith, with lighting by Bruno Poet, music by Stephen Warbeck, sound by Ian Dickinson, and casting by Amy Ball CDG.