This is something good to look forward to in the dark days of January and February next year, Stan-fav Richard Armitage and Toby Jones are taking to the stage.
They will appear in a new adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya by Conor McPherson, directed by Ian Rickson. Jones is taking the titular role while Armitage will play Astrov.
It's not a Chekhov play I've seen many productions of - one in fact back in 2012 starring Ken Stott and Samuel West which I very much enjoyed.
Given the cast and the creative team behind it, this could make for a nice little New Year theatre present.
Uncle Vanya is at the Harold Pinter from 14 January until 2 May. Tickets go on sale on 30 September.