Win one of two pairs of tickets to see VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE as the Summer Season opens at the Ustinov Studio

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By Christopher Durang, directed by Walter Bobbie

Thursday 6 June – Saturday 6 July

Janie Dee, Mark Hadfield and Rebecca Lacey lead the cast in the UK premiere of Christopher Durang’s irresistible comedy, one of the most lauded and best loved Broadway plays of recent years. Directed by Tony Award winner Walter BobbieVANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE blends Chekhov’s famous ennui with the modern-day concerns of celebrity, social networking and the troubling onset of middle-age, into a laugh out loud comedy.

Vanya and his sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up and from where their sister Masha escaped many years ago to become a famous movie star. When Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike, so begins a rollicking weekend of rivalry, regret and all too true premonitions.

Vanya Sonia insta (2)Janie Dee is one of the UK’s most versatile actors, the winner of Olivier Awards for CarouselComic Potential and Hello, Dolly! Her recent credits include the hit Broadway play Hand to God in the West End, and the highly-acclaimed Follies at the National Theatre. Alongside an extensive stage and screen career, Mark Hadfield has been a popular member of the Summer Season companies in Bath, starring in The Libertine alongside Dominic Cooper, Mrs Henderson PresentsThe Tempest and Sir Peter Hall’s productions of Man and Superman and Don JuanRebecca Lacey recently starred in the RSC’s acclaimed production of The Merry Wives of Windsor.

The cast is completed with Michelle Asante (Our Lady of Kibeho, Royal & Derngate Theatre; Lucky Man, Sky OneFather Brown and Our Girl, BBC); Aysha Kala (Indian Summers, Channel 4) and Lewis Reeves (My Night With Reg at the Donmar).

Christopher Durang’s play was the winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE is directed by Walter Bobbie, the Tony Award-winning director of Chicago, the longest-running musical revival ever presented on Broadway. 

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE is at the Ustinov Studio from Thursday 6 June – Saturday 6 July. Tickets are on sale now from the Box Office on 01225 448844 or online at

Produced by special arrangement with Joey Parnes, Larry Hirschhorn, Sue Wagner and John Johnson

Win one of two pairs of tickets to see


at The Ustinov Theatre on Mon 10th June 

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Closing Date: Fri 7th June

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