Director Named for Uncle Vanya

One of the world’s foremost interpreters of Chekhov, Tamás Ascher, the Hungarian director of Ivanov which was a major hit at this year’s Sydney Festival and around the world, will direct Uncle Vanya, a highlight of Sydney Theatre Company’s 2010 Main Stage Season.

The production at Sydney Theatre in November 2010, featuring Co Artistic Director Cate Blanchett alongside John Bell, Richard Roxburgh and Hugo Weaving in a new adaptation by Co Artistic Director Andrew Upton, is already proving to be the most popular choice for 2010 Season Ticket holders.

Andrew Upton and Cate Blanchett said: “Tamás is one of the great modern explorers of Chekhov and we believe this amazing collision of sensibilities will result in a truly unique imagining of Vanya.”

Tamás Ascher’s productions have been seen in more than forty countries. He has a long association with the great Hungarian theatre company Katona József Theatre.

Rob Brookman, General Manager of Sydney Theatre Company said: “The take up for Season Tickets for STC’s 2010 season has been fantastic so far and is trending well ahead of the last four years. The announcement that Tamás Ascher will be at the helm of Uncle Vanya will make it even more of a must-see for those still considering their play packages. I would urge people to get their season ticket applications in soon to secure good seats for this production and the many other superb productions on offer next year.”

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