The London premiere of Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning Best Play comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, starring two time Olivier award-winner Janie Dee, will finally go ahead at Charing Cross Theatre…18 months after it first started rehearsals!
Directed by Walter Bobbie (Tony award winner for ‘Chicago’), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will play an 8-week season at Charing Cross Theatre from Friday 5 November – Saturday 8 January.
It was previously scheduled to open in March 2020 and had started rehearsals when all theatres were forced to close five days prior to its first preview.
Vanya and his sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up. But their sister Masha escaped many years ago and became a famous movie star. Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something toy boy, Spike, and so begins a And so begins a very particular weekend.
Christopher Durang’s irresistible comedy is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike blends Chekhov’s famous ennui with the modern-day concerns of celebrity, social networking, planetary upheaval and the troubling onset of middle age, into a beloved comedy.
The cast also includes Rebecca Lacey, Charlie Maher and Lukwesa Mwamba with more to be announced.