Andrew Scott in Vanya: first look images, dates and tickets

The first rehearsal images of Andrew Scott in Vanya have been released. (Marc Brenner)

The first look images of West End production Vanya starring Andrew Scott have been released.

The actor is set to play all the roles in a solo version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, which opens at the Duke of York’s Theatre this September.

Limited tickets for the show are available to buy from ATG Tickets.

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The first rehearsal images show Scott working alongside director Sam Yates, with the actor wearing sunglasses, using a tennis ball prop and making a hot drink.

One fan commented: “Can already see this is going to be amazing!”

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Another said: “Such a talented actor, pure class.”

While a Scott fan page joked: “Alright, but if that tennis ball isn’t in the show, I’ma want my money back.”

The show will be previewed at Richmond Theatre across six nights between 28 August and 2 September.

It will then head to the West End for a strictly limited run from 21 September at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

After the show’s announcement, Scott said: “Heartbreaking, hilarious, sexy, devastating – the genius and extraordinary humanity of Mr. Chekhov just knocks me out.

“It’s a genuine honour and a singular challenge to bring this giant of a play to life in the West End in this new way and I’m so excited to be doing it alongside such brilliant, playful and talented people.”

The show reunites Fleabag’s Scott with writer Simon Stephens and director Sam Yates, who he’s worked with on Seawall and The Hope Rooms.

The synopsis for Vanya reads: “This Autumn, Andrew Scott will play every role in Simon Stephens’ definitive new version of Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece of love, art, sex and attempted murder.”

You can check out more ticket details and show schedule info below.

How to get tickets for Vanya on West End

They’re now available to buy from ATG Tickets.

The first performance at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 15 September will be for under 30s. All tickets are priced at £10, and patrons can apply for two tickets in a ballot. The theatre has confirmed: “Further details of this will be announced shortly.”

What are the dates?

The new production will be previewed at Richmond Theatre from 28 August to 2 September, with tickets available here.

While previews in the West End at Duke of York’s Theatre start from 15 September, with the show then running from 21 September until 21 October, with tickets available here.

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