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Uncle Vanya at the Orange Tree Theatre review: Trevor Nunn’s intimate, humane revival is quietly devastating

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James Lance will be familiar to Ted Lasso fans for playing the journalist Trent Crimm. Here his disheveled, sonorously fuming Vanya is humiliated daily by an older and a younger man. He covets Elena, the nubile new wife of his dead sister’s ageing, academic former husband Serebryakov (William Chubb). But Elena is attracted to his strapping, proto-ecologist doctor friend, Astrov (Andrew Richardson). Here the men are not just rivals but reflections of each other.

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