October 16, 2012, 1:19 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- A revival of one of the twentieth-century's most famous dramatists – and one of his most influential plays – is set to open in the West End on 24th October 2012. Uncle Vanya, adapted by Christopher Hampton and directed by Lindsay Posner, will star Ken Stott, Samuel West and Anna Friel as Vanya's new wife, Yelena.
The adaptation, much anticipated, will debut at the Vaudeville Theatre on the Strand in central London, overlooking the River Thames and on the doorstep of the West End. It is the autumn's second significant Chekhov production, with The Three Sisters, directed by Benedict Andrews, currently running at the Young Vic on London's Southbank.
Chekhov fans coming up for the show can turn to LondonTown.com for some cheap London hotels and discounts on rooms for their stay. Couples and families who want to come up and have a weekend of it might like to check out accommodation in the City area of London, which can provide a great base for moving west to the theatre, and east or south for walks and markets on Saturdays and Sundays.
LondonTown.com has found some great deals on double rooms at the Crowne Plaza London City for £136 a night on the first weekend on October, based on two adults sharing. This is a discount of over 70%.
Another option is to stay in newly-branded ‘midtown' London – the Holborn area. Double rooms at the 4-star Club Quarters Lincoln's Inn Fields start at £159 for the same early weekend in November – again a discount of 56% off the full price.