Uncle Vanya is a site-specific, durational version of the play by Anton Chekhov, an early environmentalist. This year, it will take place in two homes with distinctive character homesteads, in the towns of Steiglitz and Eganstown.

Performed over two days, Uncle Vanya is an immersive experience that dissolves the division between audience and performers, as they move through the rooms and grounds of these homes.

The characters of the play grapple with a deteriorating environment, the economic difficulty of living on the land, tensions around family inheritance and deep family bonds.

We enter the world together; a world of the past and an experience of here and now.


Written by Anton Chekhov

Directed by Bagryana Popov

Dramaturgy by Maryanne Lynch

Performed by James Wardlaw, Natascha Flowers, Liz Jones, Olena Fedorova, John Bolton, Meredith Rogers, Vince Crowley and Richard Bligh

Sound by Elissa Goodrich

Adapted by Bagryana Popov with the creative team


Steiglitz- 9th/10th April 2016, 35 Regent Street, Steiglitz
Sat ACT 1 3pm, ACT 2 9pm and 10.15pm
Sun ACT 3 12.30pm and 1.45pm, ACT 4 5.15pm and 6.15pm

Eganstown- 16th/17th April 2016, Corinella, 3851 Midland Highway, Eganstown
Sat ACT 1 3pm, ACT 2 9pm and 10.15pm
Sun ACT 3 12.30pm and 1.45pm, ACT 4 5.15pm and 6.15pm

The audience will be divided between the timeslots for Acts 2, 3 and 4.

Please contact [email protected] if you have specific requests

Steiglitz locals ticket $120 full/$100 concession: BUY TICKETS
Steiglitz visitors ticket $160 full/$140 concession (includes accommodation): BUY TICKETS
Eganstown all tickets $120 full/$100 concession (own accommodation must be organised): BUY TICKETS

For visitors wishing to attend the weekend at Steiglitz, we have organised two nights accommodation at the nearby Moranghurk 1840s historic homestead, included in the ticket price. (http://moranghurk.com/accommodation/index.html )

At Moranghurk there is bunkhouse accommodation in the former shearers’ quarters as well as basic kitchen and bathroom facilities. Please bring bedding for the mattresses provided. Food will not be provided, and there are limited options nearby. Bring your own food for cooking or Meredith, about a 15 minute drive from Moranghurk, has a basic general store, decent pub (open Saturday night 6-8pm, bookings advisable, 52861100) and service station. The Back Creek Café in Meredith offers continuous breakfast 9-3 Sat and Sun. Call 52861166 to book or order. There are no other accommodation options nearby, and all visitors will need to purchase the visitors’ ticket for this reason. Audience members are welcome to return to Melbourne on the evening of the 10th of April, or stay in Steiglitz and return the following morning.

Audience members will need to organise their own accommodation. There are many options in the Daylesford/Hepburn Springs area. If you need assistance with this, please contact [email protected]

Transport is not included in the ticket price for either venue. To organise carpooling, please email [email protected] if you are driving and can provide a lift to other audience members, or if you need a lift, so that we can put you in touch.

Neither venue is wheelchair accessible. The performances will take place both indoors and outdoors, and at times in low light. Standing will be necessary for some audience members for periods of time (up to 1 hour).

There will be an optional river walk in Steiglitz on the Sunday morning (please bring walking shoes)

Please be aware it will get very cold in the evenings, particularly for Act 2, so bring warm clothing.

A number of talks by locals are currently being organised at both venues. Details to come.




April 9 & 10

April 16 & 17

Phone Booking/

03 9347 6142