Les Enfants Terribles announceS the full casting for the anniversary production of The Terrible Infants

The Terrible Infants
The Terrible Infants

The Terrible Infants Photo Credit Rah Petherbridge

Today, award-winning theatre company Les Enfants Terribles have announced the full cast for the anniversary production of The Terrible Infants. Staged at Wilton’s Music Hall in East London and featuring new creative material, The Terrible Infants will run from 27 September to 28 October, with a press night on Tuesday 3 October.

The ensemble cast will include: Becky BainbridgeRichard BoothOliver Lansley, Serena Manteghi and Christo Squire.

The Terrible Infants is a collection of twisted short stories by Oliver Lansley and Sam Wyer, which recall both Roald Dahl and Tim Burton, performed with inventive puppetry and atmospheric live music. Following the phenomenal success of Alice’s Adventure’s Underground at The Vaults and to reflect Les Enfants Terribles’ bold and innovative theatricality, this ten year anniversary staging will feature new creative material.

Featuring recorded narration from Judi DenchThe Terrible Infants originally debuted in 2007 before multiple appearances on nationwide tours and around the world in places such as; Australia, Poland, Norway, and Singapore. The production received numerous awards when it debuted a decade ago including Best Entertainment and Outstanding Theatre in the Fringe Report in 2008, as well as Outstanding Artistic Merit from Argus Angel Award.   It is directed by James Seager and Oliver Lansley.

Becky Bainbridge’s previous credits for Les Enfants Terribles include Alice’s Adventures Underground (The Vaults) and The Vaudevillains (The Lowry & Charing Cross Theatre). Becky’s further theatre includes Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales (The Ditch), Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales & Novello Theatre), Partners in Crime (Queens Theatre), The Goodbye Girl (Gatehouse), Our House (New Wolsey Theatre and UK tour) One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Leicester Curve), Hi De Hi! (UK Tour), Cabaret (Lyric Theatre & West End Cast Recording), Tonight’s the Night (UK Tour), Jailhouse Rock (Piccadilly Theatre), The Rocky Horror Show (European Tours), Buddy (UK & European Tours), Cinderella (Liverpool Playhouse), Mother Goose (Liverpool Everyman).

Becky’s other work includes Gladys Pugh on All Star Mr & Mrs (ITV) as well as commercials for Acuvue, Sainsbury’s Active Kids, Lynx Twist, Heineken, and Big Yellow Storage and voiceovers for the characters of Mollyflower & KatNip in the Nintendo Wii game Bonsai Barber’. Becky can also be heard on the soundtrack of the feature film The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy amongst a chorus of singing dolphins.

Richard Booth trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and his previous theatre credits have included Alice’s Adventure’s Underground (The Vaults), War Horse (New London Theatre),  Kate Bush: Before the Dawn (Hammersmith Apollo),  Hansel & Gretel (Citizens Theatre), BFG (Bolton Octagon),Goosebumps Alive (The Vaults), Dracula (Erasmus Theatre Italian tour), The Girl With No Heart (The Bedlam), Constance & SinestraTitus AndronicusCheophori (all for Action to the Word),  The Ghost Train,The Government Inspector (The Lost Theatre).

In addition to his work on stage, Richard’s credits on film include War Horse (NT Live) and music videos for Plan B and Raleigh Ritchie. Richard’s radio credits include: 2010 Space CommanderAngels in the Dark andTrick or Treat Christmas (Wireless Theatre Company). Richard is an associate artist with Flabbergast Theatre, co-creating and performing in their critically acclaimed Boris & Sergey productions: Vaudevillian AdventurePerilous EscapadeAstonishing Freakatorium, and the Preposterous Improvisation Experiment, which have toured extensively across the U.K. and internationally.

Oliver Lansley is the Artistic Director of Les Enfants Terribles Theatre Company. He is a writer, director, producer and actor and is involved in the direction of all the company’s output.

As an actor he’s best known for playing Kenny Everett in the BAFTA-winning The Best Possible Taste which earned him a Best Actor nomination at the RTS Awards. Other credits include The Wrong Mans, Sherlock, Holby City, Eastenders and Misfits. On stage, Oliver’s theatre credits include playing Eddy  in Berkoff’sGreek (Riverside Studios) to lead roles in the numerous LET productions he has toured nationally and internationally with The Infant, The Terrible Infants, The Trench, Ernest and the Pale Moon and The Vaudevillains.

Oliver’s first published play Immaculate was listed in the top ten best-selling plays at Samuel French London in 2010. In 2011 his Les Enfants Terribles: Collected Plays was published by Oberon books, along with a number of other titles including Flies and The Infant. Oliver has seen his work produced all around the world as well as being translated into several different languages.

Oliver co-created BBC 2 series Whites, and Rose D’or nominated ITV2 series FM. Other writing work includes the Nick Frost series Mr Sloane and Alan Davies’ Little Cracker for Sky, which he also directed.

Serena Manteghi’s previous theatre credits include: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Stephen Joseph Theatre), Echoes (Brits Off Broadway), My Mother Said I Never Should (St. James Theatre), The Railway Children (Kings Cross Theatre), HEART (Traverse Theatre), Mucky Kid (Theatre 503) and Agamemnon(Southwark Playhouse). Serena is also an accomplished singer, her musical theatre credits include Some Small Love Story (Arts Theatre) and The Beggar’s Opera (York Theatre Royal). In addition to her work on stage, Serena has appeared on film in Harvest, What Are You Waiting For and Miss J.

Christo Squire has worked as an actor and musician in a range of productions including The Masque of the Red Death (Punchdrunk), Moulin Rouge (Secret Cinema), The Bear/ An Unwilling Martyr (Factory Theatre) and Bluff & Bloomers (Shunt).

Christo is the founder and artistic director of Perhaps Contraption, who have toured internationally, released four albums to date, and won the Haizetara International Street Music Competition in 2014 and 2015. He is currently in residence at Snape Maltings creating a new multimedia performance with the troupe. His first solo album as Squier Squier was released in 2016.

LISTINGS

Les Enfants Terribles present
The Terrible Infants 
27 September – 28 October
Press Night: Tuesday 3 October

Wilton’s Music Hall
Grace’s Alley, London, E1 8JB
Box Office: 0207 702 2789
www.wiltons.org.uk

Run time is approximately 1 hour 35 minutes with an interval

The Terrible Infants is suitable for all ages

Based on a series of short stories by: Oliver Lansley and Samuel Wyer
Directed by: Oliver Lansley and James Seager
Devised by: Les Enfants Terribles

Music by: Tomas Gisby and Neil Townsend
Designed by Samuel Wyer
Costumes by Samuel Wyer and Laura Drake Chambers, Patricia Wyer
Cart Construction: Wyer Works

Full cast announced for Saint George and the Dragon

Saint George And The Dragon
George And The Dragon

Saint George And The Dragon

Into the story walks George: wandering knight, freedom fighter, enemy of tyrants the world over. One epic battle later and a nation is born. As the village grows into a town, and the town into a city, the myth of Saint George, which once brought a people together, threatens to divide them. Rory Mullarkey creates a new folk tale for an uneasy nation.

John Heffernan plays Saint George; the cast also includes Suzanne Ahmet, Jason Barnett, Julian Bleach, Luke Brady, Paul Brennen, Joe Caffrey, Paul Cawley, Richard Goulding, Gawn Grainger,Tamzin Griffin, Stephanie Jacob, Olwen May, Victoria Moseley, Conor Neaves, Amaka Okafor, Sharita Oomeer, Jeff Rawle, Kirsty Rider and Grace Saif.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner (ChimericaLight Shining in Buckinghamshire), with design by Rae Smith, choreography by Lynne Page, lighting design by Bruno Poet, music by Grant Olding, sound design byChristopher Shutt and fight direction by Bret Yount.

Hundreds of Travelex tickets at £15 available per performance.

Saint George and the Dragon is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Plays Award

Age Guidance: 13+ years

Saint George and the Dragon

A new play by Rory Mullarkey

Directed by Lyndsey Turner

Previews from 4 October, press night 11 October, continuing in the repertoire until 2 December

A village. A dragon. A damsel in distress.

Talks and Events

A Short History of Saint George – Tuesday 31 October, 6pm

Class – an unequal nation? – Thursday 2 November, 5.45pm

Designing Saint George with Rae Smith – Monday 20 November, 5.30pm

Rory Mullarkey and Lyndsey Turner – Thursday 23 November, 6pm

Theatre Dialogue Club – Thursday 30 November, 7pm

First Look: Production Images: Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Noel Sullivan and Suzanne Packer in Tiger Bay The Musical at Wales Millennium Centre

Tiger Bay
Tiger Bay

Tiger Bay

Wales Millennium Centre in association with Cape Town Opera presents the world premiere of brand new musical TIGER BAY THE MUSICAL this autumn, bringing the atmosphere and stories of Cardiff Bay’s vibrant past at the height of the South Wales coal trade to life on stage at Wales Millennium Centrefrom 13 to 25 November with opening night for press on 15 November.

Casualty actress Suzanne Packer has been cast to play Landlady, Marisha, joining the previously announced West End and Broadway actor John Owen Jones (Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera)as John Crichton-Stuart, Third Marquess of Bute, Hear’Say’s Noel Sullivan (BBC’s Ordinary Lives, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels UK Tour, We Will Rock You UK Touras Harbour Master, Séamus O’Rourke and recent graduate from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Vicki Bebb as valley girl, Rowena with Ruby Llewellyn and Louise Harvey, two young girls from Cardiff sharing the role of Ianto. Further casting still to be announced.

Set to a rousing musical score, shop girls, coal miners, donkeymen, sailors, suffragettes, immigrants, and a lively gang of raggedy urchin Water Boys all believe that through hard work they too may prosper from King Coal. But when unionism imperils profits, the ambitious Harbour Master, the Bute Dock Company and the merchants of the Coal Exchange threaten their livelihoods and dreams of a brighter future. High above them, in the Zodiac Room of Cardiff Castle, the Third Marquess of Bute, stares into his Crystal Gazing machine seeking answers from Shadowland to his own seemingly insurmountable troubles.

A fictional story of revolution, reconciliation, courage and love, the award-winning creative team, includingcomposer Daf James, writer Michael Williams and director Melly Still, have remained sympathetic to the sights and sounds of the bawdy public houses and alleyways of old Butetown, Cardiff, Britain’s flamboyant multi-ethnic community at the dawn of the 20th Century.

Born and bred in Cardiff, Suzanne Packer said: “I was drawn to Tiger Bay the Musical as it tells a particular untold story in a colourful and entertaining way. Growing up in Cardiff I knew a little about its multicultural history; its only now through the vibrancy of the music and captivating storyline that I am learning more about it. It’s far better than any history lesson. This musical has such a great sense of some of the local history but it’s a universal story. Nobody gets away from heartbreak and there are themes throughout – class divide, loss, conflict – that everyone will connect with.”

Noel Sullivan, whose grandfather worked on Cardiff’s docks, has said: It is time Cardiff and Wales were recognised on the world stage for its musical theatre talent. A production like Tiger Bay the Musical, conceived, created and produced in Wales, deserves all its hopes for a bright future. I’m very honoured to be on that journey.”

LISTINGS
A Wales Millennium Centre Production
In association with Cape Town Opera
TIGER BAY – THE MUSICAL
Music by Daf James
Book and Lyrics by Michael Williams
Directed by Melly Still
Co-directed by Max Barton
Designed by Anna Fleischle
Lighting designs by Joshua Carr
Sound designs by Christopher Shutt
Musical supervision and direction by David Mahoney

Wales Millennium Centre
Bute Place, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL

First performance: Monday 13 November 2017
Final performance: Saturday 25 November 2017
Opening Night: Wednesday 15 November 2017

Evening performances on Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Matinee performances on Saturdays and on Thursday 23 November at 2.30pm

Box office
Website: www.wmc.org.uk
Telephone: 029 2063 6464
Age recommendation 8+ (no under 2 yrs.)
Prices  from £7 – £39

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Full cast confirmed for KING LEAR at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre

King Lear

 

King Lear

King Lear

Shakespeare’s KING LEAR will run at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre from 22 September – 28 October, directed by Jonathan Munby, with a press night on 29 September. The ensemble of actors includes Ian McKellen in the title role, with Jonathan Bailey (Edgar), Kirsty Bushell (Regan), Richard Clews (Old Man/Gentleman Informer), Sinéad Cusack (Kent), Phil Daniels (Fool), John Hastings (Curan/Doctor), Dervla Kirwan (Goneril), Tamara Lawrance (Cordelia), Dominic Mafham (Albany), Jake Mann (Burgundy), Michael Matus (Oswald), Damien Molony (Edmund), Caleb Roberts (King of France), Patrick Robinson (Cornwall) and Danny Webb (Gloucester).

King Lear is sold out but returns are made available on the website. Chichester Festival Theatre is currently exploring the possibility of a broadcast to enable more people to see the production.

Two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery – and their worlds crumble.

Tender, violent, moving and shocking, King Lear is considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written. This will be an explosive, charged and contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s epic masterpiece in the intimate setting of the Minerva Theatre.

 Jonathan Munby directs, following his acclaimed production of First Light for Festival 2016. His work for Shakespeare’s Globe includes All the Angels, The Merchant of Venice and Antony and Cleopatra; his recent work for the RSC includesWendy & Peter Pan.

 The outstanding ensemble of actors includes Ian McKellen in the title role, who last appeared at Chichester in The Syndicate in 2011. His recent stage work includes No Man’s Land in the West End and on Broadway.

King Lear will be designed by Paul Wills, with lighting by Oliver Fenwick, music and sound by Ben and Max Ringham, movement by Lucy Cullingford and fight direction by Kate Waters.

 King Lear is sponsored by Domusea Developments.

EVENTS

Pre-Show Talk with Jonathan Munby        Thursday 28 September, 6pm

Free but booking essential.

 Post-Show Talk                                Wednesday 25 October

Stay after the performance to ask questions, meet company members and discover more. Free.

BOOKING INFORMATION

Box Office 01243 781312

Online cft.org.uk

Tickets from £20. Prologue tickets for 16 – 25 year olds for £5.

Press night: Friday 29 September

Cast Announced for Uncle Vanya, playing at HOME, Manchester from Fri 3 – Sat 25 Nov 2017,

Uncle Vanya
Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya

A host of well-known names from the world of theatre and TV will be appearing in HOME Artistic Director Walter Meierjohann’s production of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, which runs 3 – 25 November 2017. The production, in a version by Australian playwright Andrew Upton, is a highlight of A Revolution Betrayed?, HOME’s season of theatre, film and visual art inspired by the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, which runs 21 October – 25 November 2017.

An ageing, irritable professor returns to his deceased wife’s country estate with his beautiful new young wife, Yelena. The estate has been managed for years by Sonya, the professor’s daughter, and his brother-in-law Vanya, whose self-sacrifice and toil has allowed the professor to enjoy an extravagant lifestyle in the city.

When the politically impassioned local doctor, Astrov, is called to the house and meets Yelena, tensions spiral rapidly into a desperate comedy about unrequited love. Chekhov’s characters exist on the brink of a new and era; a new and unknown order is approaching. One they fear. Written 20 years before the Russian Revolution, what does this much-loved play tell us about the world we live in today?

“I am thrilled to be directing Andrew Upton’s fantastic version of Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece Uncle Vanya,” says Walter Meierjohann. “I have always admired Chekhov’s deep understanding of human nature and his ability to make us laugh and cry at the same time. This is how I want to approach this production; to celebrate the tragic and the comic, to celebrate Chekhov’s theatrical and psychological offerings.

“What makes the piece written over a century ago so current is that we witness a group of people who are concerned about the environment, feel stuck in their life, feel deeply for another person without being loved back, and have this longing for a different and fulfilling life – but don’t know how to get there.”

Veteran Manchester actor David Fleeshman, who was a regular as both actor and director on the Library Theatre Company stage, plays the professor; the role of Sonya will be played by HOME’s Associate artist Katie West, well known to Manchester audiences after appearances in the 2013 Manchester International Festival production of Macbeth, directed by Kenneth Branagh, and as Ophelia in Sarah Frankcom’s Hamlet the following year. Katie also appeared in Walter Meierjohann’s production of Chamaco in HOME’s ¡VIVA! festival in 2016; Jason Merrells, who featured in many Manchester-based productions including SAFE House and also recently starred in the West End in How the Other Half Loves, takes the part of Dr Astrov; Nick Holder, recently seen in the Royal Exchange’s Manchester International Festival production of Fatherland, and recognisable as Mr Jeffries in BBC3 sitcom Some Girls, is Vanya.

Yelena will be played by Hara Yannas, who as well as having a host of classical and West End credits to her name has appeared on TV in TraumaInnocentBroadchurch, and Father Brown; Marina, a nurse, will be played by Carol MacreadyJoanna McCallum appears as Maria, Vanya’s mother; Kriss Dosanjh will be taking on the role of Telegin, the estate labourer; while Joseph Hardy plays a labourer and musician.

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Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in VENUS IN FUR at Theatre Royal Haymarket

Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in VENUS IN FUR
Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in VENUS IN FUR

Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in VENUS IN FUR

TRH Productions have released the exclusive first image of Natalie Dormer and David Oakes prior the West End premiere of David Ives’ hit Broadway play Venus in Fur which will run for a strictly limited nine week engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket run from 6 October to 9 December with opening night for press on 17 October.

Enigmatic actress Vanda Jordan appears unannounced for an audition with director Thomas Novachek. She’s determined to land the leading role in his new production – despite seeming wrong for the part. Over one evening in downtown Manhattan their charged meeting becomes a seductive dance to the end.

Directed by Patrick Marber, designed by Rob Howell with lighting by Hugh Vanstone and casting by Executive Producer Ilene StargerVenus In Fur is an intoxicating dark comedy of desire, fantasy and the innate love of fur.

Natalie Dormer is to play Vanda Jordan. Dormer is known globally for film and television roles including Margaery Tyrell in HBO series Game of Thrones, Anne Boleyn in The Tudors for ShowtimeCressida in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 and 2, Focus Features’ The Forest, Ron Howard’s Rush, and Ridley Scott’sThe Counselor. Upcoming, Dormer stars opposite Sean Penn and Mel Gibson in The Professor and the Mad Man, and the independent thriller In Darkness, which she also co-wrote. She is currently in production on FremantleMedia’s Picnic at Hanging Rock in Australia. Venus in Fur sees Dormer reunite with Patrick Marber, who wrote After Miss Julie (Young Vic) for which she received widespread critical acclaim in the title role. Her other stage credits include Sweet Nothings (also at the Young Vic) and .45 (Hampstead Theatre).

David Oakes is to play Thomas Novachek. Oakes is best known for portraying Juan Borgia in the Emmy Award-winning Showtime Original series The Borgias, for playing William Hamleigh in Emmy Award-winning mini-series The Pillars of the Earth, for BBC’s The White Queen in the role of George, Duke of Clarence and, most recently, on screen as Prince Ernest in ITV’s Victoria, for which he is currently filming the second series. Stage credits include Kit Marlowe in Shakespeare In Love (Nöel Coward Theatre) and Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre). Oakes will also appear in the film adaptation of Albert Sánchez Piñol’s thriller Cold Skin set for release later this year.

Patrick Marber is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, actor and director. His productions of his own work includes Dealer’s Choice (NT & Vaudeville), After Miss Julie (BBC TV), Closer (NT, Lyric & Music Box NY) Howard Katz (NT), Three Days in the Country (NT) Don Juan in Soho (Wyndhams). His other directing credits include Travesties (Menier Chocolate Factory/ Apollo Theatre) The Caretaker (Comedy Theatre), Blue Remembered Hills (National Theatre), ‘1953’ (Almeida) and The Old Neighborhood (Royal Court Theatre). Other plays include The Red Lion, The Musicians, The School Film (all for NT) and Hoop Lane (BBC Radio 3). His film credits include Closer (directed by Mike Nichols), Notes on a Scandal (directed by Richard Eyre), Old Street and Love You More. For television his co-writing credits include The Day Today and Knowing Me, Knowing You With Alan Partridge. More recently Ivo van Hove directed Marber’s version of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler for the National Theatre starring Ruth Wilson. His plays have won Evening Standard, Olivier, Time Out, New York and London Critics’ Circle and Writers’ Guild Awards. His TV work has received BAFTA, British Comedy and Royal Television Society Awards. His screenplays have been nominated for Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Awards. He received the British Independent Film Award for Notes on a Scandal.

David Ives was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play for Venus In Fur, which has been produced all over the country and the world, and was turned into a film by Roman PolanskiHe is also well known for his evenings of one-act comedies All In The Timing and Time Flies. Other plays include New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de SpinozaThe Liar (adapted from Corneille); The School For Lies (adapted from Molière); The Metromaniacs (adapted from Alexis Piron); Is He Dead? (adapted from Mark Twain); Ancient History, and Polish Joke. A Chicago native, he lives in New York City.

Rob Howell has worked extensively in costume and set design in theatre and opera within the UK and abroad including at the Royal Court, Almeida, Donmar Warehouse, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Welsh National Opera, Royal Opera House and Metropolitan Opera, New York as well as at numerous other West End and Broadway Theatres. Recent credits include The Ferryman (Royal Court) and Groundhog Day(UK and Broadway). He has received three Olivier Awards and multiple nominations for Tony and Olivier Awards for both Set and Costume Design, including the Olivier Award for Best Set Designer for Troilus and Cressida, Vassa and Richard III in 2000 and for Hedda Gabler in 2006. He received an Olivier Award in 2012 and a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Tony Award in 2013 and for his designs for Matilda the Musical in New York and London.

Hugh Vanstone has designed the lighting for over 200 productions and worked extensively with UK national companies and on Broadway. He has received many awards including three Oliviers, a Tony and a Molière. As associate artist at The Old Vic, he has recently lit Art, No’s Knife, Groundhog Day (UK and Broadway), The Caretaker, The Master Builder and Future Conditional. Other work includes: Dreamgirls (Savoy), Welcome Home, Captain Fox and Closer (Donmar); The Red Lion (National Theatre, Dorfman); Closer (Donmar and in New York); An Act Of God (New York & tour); Matilda (RSC and internationally); Strictly Ballroom(Australian tour); Don Quixote (Royal Ballet); Tanz Der Vampire (throughout Europe & Russia); Shrek The Musical (New York, West End & UK tour); Ghost (London and internationally).

Ilene Starger is a Casting Director and Producer. West End theatre credits include The Libertine (as Casting Director/Executive Producer for TRB and TRH); Breakfast at Tiffany’s (as U.S. Casting Director for 2009 TRH production; also for 2016 UK tour.) Broadway credits include Waiting for Godot, No Man’s Land, Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Casting Director & Associate Producer), Marlene, The Elephant Man, Dance of Death, The Diary of Anne Frank, Dirty Blonde, Closer (Artios Award.) Film credits include Custody (also Associate Producer), The Rewrite, Pink Panther 1 & 2, Music and Lyrics, Two Weeks’ Notice, Night at the Museum (Artios Award),School of Rock (Artios Award), Sleepy Hollow, A Simple Plan, The Parent Trap, First Wives’ Club, Marvin’s Room, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, No Way Out. TV credits include: Witness to the Mob, The Great Gatsby, Earthly Possessions. Starger is a former VP of Casting for Walt Disney and Touchstone Pictures.

An adaptation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s 1870 novel Venus in Furs that inspired the term masochism,Venus in Fur was first performed off-Broadway, New York in 2010 with Nina Arianda and Wes Bentley, before transferring to the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway with Nina Arianda reprising the role of Vanda Jordan alongside Hugh Dancy as Thomas Novachek. Both productions were directed by Walter Bobbie and won Arianda multiple awards including the 2011/12 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play. In 2012, Roman Polanski directed a film version of the play, in French, starring Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric.

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Summer Holiday Activities At The Unicorn – 30 Aug To 2 Sept 2017

SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
 SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

The Unicorn Theatre is celebrating its 70th season with a range of activities, many of which are FREE, for the whole family to enjoy during the summer holidays.

All events take place across four days from Weds 30 Aug – Sat 2 Sept.  Choose from dance workshops, puppet making, clay creation, circus skills with Albert and Friends and special performances of the hit play for the younger audience members, Baby Show.

Each day is different, choose your favourites from the below and check the timetable for dates and times.

A number of the workshops are free of charge, others are priced from £3. For free workshops you are limited to booking 2 places for 2 workshops per day. There will also be a number of free drop-in arts, crafts and games each day.

https://www.unicorntheatre.com/files/5-70th%20Anniversary%20Holiday%20Activities%20Timetable%202017.pdf

WORKSHOPS AND ACTIVITIES

Theatre: Baby Show | 6 – 18 months 

Our ever-popular sensory performance with captivating images and intriguing sounds that will keep your little ones rapt.

Circus: Join The Circus! | Ages 6+

You don’t need to run away to join the circus at the Unicorn Theatre. Join Albert & Friends for a acro-balance, rolla bolla, unicycle, tightrope walking, balance ball, and juggling skills extravaganza!

Puppetry: Puppet Soup | Ages 7+
An hour of glove puppet magic with our friends from Puppet Soup. Create a puppet pal and give him a story to tell.

Dance: Mini Movers & Shakers | 18 months – 5 yrs
Come join us in a sensory contemporary dance story where you will pick up more than just a few new moves. We’ll be visiting the dragon in the mountains, swimming in the lake and ice skating on the moon.

Dance: Family Fever | All ages
Groovy disco & stylish Street Dance for the whole family. A workshop where everyone is the best dancer and all moves are the right ones! (Babes in arms welcome)

Arts & Crafts: Paper Unicorns | All ages
Lots of scissor action needed for these paper craft sessions. From finger puppets to hug-o-grams, everyone will make something to show off to the neighbours.

Arts & Crafts: Clay Creations | Ages 4+
We’re getting hands on with these keepsakes of our hand print made from air drying clay.

Arts & Crafts: All Day Art! | All ages
We’re bringing the Laika world to life. Join us for space and dog themed arts & crafts. You don’t need a ticket – just pop down and say hello!

To ensure that as many people as possible can enjoy the activities, we have limited advanced booking for free events to two events per customer per day, with a maximum of two tickets to each event.

Early booking is highly recommended, but you will still be able to sign-up for places on the day too, and the foyer arts and crafts sessions don’t need pre-booking.

Bookings can only be made by phone on 0207645 0560 (Mon – Sat, 10am – 6pm).

LISTING INFORMATION

Unicorn Theatre 147 Tooley Street London SE1 2HZ

www.unicorntheatre.com
Box Office: 020 7645 0560

Twitter: @unicorn_theatre
Facebook: www.facebook.com/unicorntheatre

 

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The Truman Capote Talk Show come to Assembly, Edinburgh from 3-27 August

Truman Capote
Truman Capote

Truman Capote

Bob Kingdom’s portrayal of Truman Capote, the brilliant and tortured, adorable and wicked writer of Breakfast At Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood has spellbound audiences all over the world enjoying a sell-out season in London’s West End and Off-Broadway.

Capote – social butterfly, gossipmonger and faded novelist – is brought back from the dead in Bob Kingdom’s award-winning one-man show, dropping names until those names drop him. Never lapsing into biography or lecture, this piece brings the later middle of the twentieth century into sharp focus through Capote’s slightly jaded eyes.

Elvis, Camus, Frost, Marilyn, Thurber, Gore Vidal; all bit parts in the world Truman Capote moved through. The slightly seedy glamour of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and the intelligence of its author shine through the script, bringing out the tragedy threaded through Capote’s humour.

Capturing the man and his times despite the Capote estate forbidding any direct quotation is no easy task, but Kingdom succeeds with ease. His performance is scarily accurate; the wardrobe, the mannerisms, the camp, acerbic humour is precise. But this is so much more than impersonation, bringing a man who faded from view, from the fame he craved, as the world lost interest, back into the spotlight he deserved – or at least needed.

‘I knew Truman and I can only tell you the impersonation is hair-raising… by re-creating the style, elegance and poetic tragedy of Truman Capote, Mr Kingdom, in one of the crowning achievements of the acting profession, has created new poetry of his own.’- New York Observer

For the actor, the occasion is a tour de force; for the audience, much to savour and to reflect upon’ – The New York Times

Venue:                        Assembly (Drawing Room), Mound Place, EH1 2LU

Dates and Times:      3 – 27 August at 11.05am  

Running Time:          65 mins

Tickets:                      £6 on 3 & 4 Aug

£11 (£10) on 5, 6, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24 Aug

£12 (£11) on 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 Aug

Box Office:                www.assembly.com

 

 

 

 

Young Vic Full 2017/2018 listings and Show details

A Young Vic and National Theatre co-production commissioned by the National Theatre

The Jungle

by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson of Good Chance Theatre 

direction Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin
design Miriam Buether

7 December 2017 – 6 January 2018 
Press Night: Friday 15 December 2017, 7.00pm

Main House

10% of tickets will be offered to refugees

Europe’s largest unofficial refugee camp, the Calais “Jungle” became a temporary home for more than 10,000 people at its peak – many desperate to find a way to enter the UK.

When volunteers from the UK arrive to help, they’re shocked by the squalid conditions – but even more surprised by the thriving communities who’ve built a bustling city complete with cafes, libraries, mosques and schools. What impact do compassionate well-wishers truly have in a crisis like this? Is it possible that they’re only making things worse?

This vigorous and engaging new play written by the founders of Good Chance Theatre tells stories of loss, fear, community and hope in The Jungle.

Good Chance builds temporary theatres of hope promoting freedom of expression, creativity and dignity for eve-ryone. Founded by two British playwrights, Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, Good Chance established its first temporary theatre space, an 11m geodesic dome, in the heart of the refugee and migrant camp in Calais in Sep-tember 2015. After seven months in Calais, the theatre travelled to London’s Southbank for a nine-day festival of introductions led by refugees in July 2016. At the start of 2017, Good Chance began working in Paris starting with a five-week residence at La Station, Gare de Mines, in collaboration with Collectif MU and Emmaüs Soli-darité. From here, the Good Chance dome travelled to the gardens of Théâtre de la Ville for the duration of the Chantiers d’Europe Festival. Good Chance is an Associate Company of the Young Vic Theatre and recipient of the Evening Standard Editor’s Award (2016), an Empty Space Peter Brook Award (2017), and was nominated for Index on Censorship, Freedom of Expression Award.

Stephen Daldry started his career at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre and directed extensively in Britain’s regional theatres. In London he was Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre where he headed the £26million redevelopment. He has also directed at the National Theatre, the Public Theatre in New York and transferred many productions both to Broadway and the West End. His award-winning 1992 National Theatre production of An Inspector Calls recently completed a 16 week run in the West End following a successful UK tour. Billy Elliot the Musical opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre in 2005 where it ran for 11 years. It has also played on Broadway, in Holland, Seoul, Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago, Toronto and across the US with two further productions opening in Japan and Korea in 2017. In 2009, the production won ten Tony awards including Best Musical, more than any other British show in Broadway history. Its first UK and Ireland Tour will finish its highly successful 18 month run in Hamburg. Stephen’s first four films Billy Elliot, The Hours, The Reader and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close together received 19 Academy Award® nominations and two wins. His film, Trash, set in the favellas of Rio de Janeiro, was nominated for Best Film Not In The English Language at the 2015 BAFTAs. He also directed The Audience and Skylight to critical acclaim both in London and on Broadway with Skylight winning a Tony award for Best Revival. Stephen has previously directed for BBC Radio and Television. He is Executive Producer and Director on the highly acclaimed Netflix series The Crown by Peter Morgan, which won Best Drama Series at the Golden Globes. Stephen was Creative Executive Producer of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Justin Martin previously directed Last Chance with Good Chance Theatre at the Young Vic in 2016. Other theatre credits include: Street Development (site specific), Low Level Panic (Old Fitz Theatre, Sydney, Galway Theatre Festival and Irish tour), The Black Balloon (in development), Harvey and Frieda (Arcola Theatre), Far Away, Skintight (fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne), The Kitchen (Helen MacPherson Smith Theatre), Echarcissus (Natya Mandala Theatre) and Billie (The Studio, Sydney Opera House and La Mama). As an assistant director he has worked on: Inheritance (Hartford Stage, workshop), Skylight (Wyndams Theatre), The Audience (Gielgud Theatre), Let The Right One In (National Theatre Of Scotland, The Royal Court, Apollo Theatre), Billy Elliot (New York, Toronto, Brazil, Chicago, North America tour, Korea and Australia) and The Give and Take (Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company).His television credits include: The Crown(series 1 and 2).

Miriam Buether returns to the Young Vic where she previously designed The Trial, Measure for Measure, Public Enemy, Wild Swans, The Government Inspector, In the Red and Brown Water, The Good Soul of Szechuan, Generations. Her other theatre credits include A Doll’s House 2 (Broadway); Escaped Alone (Brooklyn Academy of Music); Sunny Afternoon, Chariots of Fire (Hampstead Theatre and West end); In the Republic of Happiness, Love and Information (also New York), Escaped Alone, Get Santa!, Sucker Punch, Cock, My Child (Royal Court Theatre); Wild (Hampstead Theatre); Bend it Like Beckham (West End); The Father (Theatre Royal Bath); Boy, Game, When the Rain Stops Falling, Judgement Day(Almeida Theatre); The Effect, Earthquakes in London (National Theatre); Decade (Headlong); King Lear (New York); Six Characters in Search of an Author (Chichester Festival Theatre and West End); Everybody Loves a Winner (Manchester International Festival); The Wonderful World of Dissocia (Edinburgh International Festival and Royal Court); Red Demon, The Bee (Young Vic and Japan); Trade (RSC and Soho Theatre); Guantanamo: “Honor Bound to Defend Freedom”(Tricycle Theatre, West End, New York, and San Francisco), Tenterhooks ( National Ballet of Canada); Awakenings (Ballet Rambert), Frame of View (Cedar Lake, New York). Opera credits include La Fanciulla Del West (English National Opera and Santa Fe Opera); Turandot, Wozzeck (English National Opera); Suor Angelica (Royal Opera House); Anna Nicole(Royal Opera House and Brooklyn Academy of Music ); Carmen (Salzburg Festival); The Death of Klinghoffer (Edinburgh Festival and Scottish Opera).

There will be a Jerwood Assistant Director working with Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin on The Jungle. The role is supported through the Jerwood Assistant Directors Program at the Young Vic.

The Jungle by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson of Good Chance Theatre, directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin and designed by Miriam Buether runs 7 December 2017 – 6 January 2018 in the Young Vic’s Main House.  


A Young Vic and Actors Touring Company production

The Brothers Size

by Tarell Alvin McCraney
direction Bijan Sheibani

19 January – 14 February 2018 
Press Night: Friday 26 January 2018, 7.00pm

Main House

Tarell Alvin McCraney’s first play The Brothers Size, acclaimed when first produced at the Young Vic in the Maria studio in 2007, returns to the Young Vic Main House, once again as a co-production with the Actors Touring Company.

There are two Brothers Size. There is Ogun who owns an auto-repair shop. And there is Oshoosi, fresh out of prison, who always takes the wrong track. When his ex-cell mate Elegba gives him a clapped-out car, true freedom seems just around the corner.

Winner of the Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright Award 2007.

Tarell Alvin McCraney is best known for the Oscar-winning film Moonlight (Best Film and Best Adapted Screenplay), which was based on his script In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. For theatre, his trilogy The Brother/Sister Plays which consists of The Brothers Size, In The Red and Brown Water and Marcus or the SECRET of SWEET, has been widely performed. Other plays include his edit of Antony and Cleopatra (RSC, Public Theater NY and Gable Stage Miami), Head of Passes (Steppenwolf Theater, Berkeley Rep, Public Theater), Choir Boy (Royal Court, Manhattan Theater Club),Without/Sin and Run, Mourner and Run, The Breach and Wig Out! (Vineyard Theater, Royal Court). Tarell is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, the Whiting Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, the Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright Award, the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award, the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, the Windham Campbell Award, and a Doris Duke Artist Award. He was recently named the new Chair of the Playwriting Department at the Yale School of Drama.

Bijan Sheibani‘s first production at the Young Vic was The Brothers Size in 2007, revived in 2008 and co-produced with ATC, where Bijan was Artistic Director 2007-2010. He also directed Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl at the Young Vic in 2010, co-produced with ATC and Drum Theatre Plymouth. Most recently he directed Inua Ellams’ new play Barber Shop Chroniclesat the National Theatre. His recent production of Nothing for Glyndebourne was nominated for a 2017 Southbank Sky Arts Award for best opera. He was an Associate Director of the National Theatre from 2010-2015. Theatre credits at the National Theatre include; Our Class (Olivier nomination for Best Director), The Kitchen, A Taste of Honey, Emil and the Detectives, and Romeo and Juliet. Other theatre credits include Giving (Hampstead), The House of Bernarda Alba(Almeida), Moonlight (Donmar), The Typist (ATC/Riverside/Sky Arts), Ghosts (ATC/Arcola), Other Hands and Flush (Soho Theatre) and Gone Too Far! (Royal Court/Hackney Em-pire/Albany/ATC) which won an Olivier award in 2009 for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. Film credits include Groove is in the Heart, which was selected for the BFI London Film Festival and Samira’s Party produced by Film London and the BFI as part of the 2017 London Calling Plus scheme. Bijan’s opera credits include; Nothing (Glyndebourne / Danish National Opera), The Virtues of Things and Through His Teeth (Royal Opera House) and Tarantula in Petrol Blue (Aldeburgh).

The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney with direction by Bijan Sheibani, a co-production with Actors Touring Company runs from 19 January 2018 – 14 February 2018 in the Young Vic’s Main House. 


The Inheritance

by Matthew Lopez
direction Stephen Daldry
design Bob Crowley

2 March – 5 May 2018
Press Day: Wednesday 28 March 2018

Main House

Matthew Lopez’s new play in two parts is a panoramic view of gay life in New York City today, a generation after the AIDS crisis.

Of the fears, the activism, the new communities and the new kinds of isolation, what has survived? And what does it mean to the young who, over-flowing with life, are looking for love?

Real estate developers, actors, mothers and the destitute, all looking for the best way to live – socially, politically, morally, sexually – in the new realities of modern day America.

Matthew Lopez is the author of The Whipping Man (premiered at Luna Stage Company and New York premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club), one of the most widely-produced new American plays of the last decade. His play The Legend of Georgia McBride completed runs at the Denver Centre for Performing Arts, MCC New York, and the Geffen Playhouse LA. In London theatre, he was represented in Headlong Theatre’s 9/11 Decade anthology with his short play The Sentinels. Other works include Somewhere (Old Globe Theatre, Hartford Stage Company), Reverberation (Hartford Stage Company) and Zoey’s Perfect Wedding (Denver Centre for Performing Arts). Matthew was a writer on the HBO series The Newsroom.

Stephen Daldry started his career at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre and directed extensively in Britain’s regional theatres. In London he was Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre where he headed the £26million redevelopment. He has also directed at the National Theatre, the Public Theatre in New York and transferred many productions both to Broadway and the West End. His award-winning 1992 National Theatre production of An Inspector Calls recently completed a 16 week run in the West End following a successful UK tour. Billy Elliot the Musical opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre in 2005 where it ran for 11 years. It has also played on Broadway, in Holland, Seoul, Sydney, Melbourne, Chicago, Toronto and across the US with two further productions opening in Japan and Korea in 2017. In 2009, the production won ten Tony awards including Best Musical, more than any other British show in Broadway history. Its first UK and Ireland Tour will finish its highly successful 18 month run in Hamburg. Stephen’s first four films Billy Elliot, The Hours, The Reader and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close together received 19 Academy Award® nominations and two wins. His film, Trash, set in the favellas of Rio de Janeiro, was nominated for Best Film Not In The English Language at the 2015 BAFTAs. He also directed The Audience and Skylight to critical acclaim both in London and on Broadway with Skylight winning a Tony award for Best Revival. Stephen has previously directed for BBC Radio and Television. He is Executive Producer and Director on the highly acclaimed Netflix series The Crown by Peter Morgan, which won Best Drama Series at the Golden Globes. Stephen was Creative Executive Producer of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Bob Crowley designs The Inheritance, his first production at the Young Vic. Recent productions include An American in Paris (Broadway, London and Paris – Tony Award), Skylight (London and Broadway), Aladdin (Disney – Toronto and Broadway), The Glass Menagerie (American Rep Theatre, USA & Broadway), The Audience (London and Broadway), Once (London, Broadway & US Tour – Tony Award), People (National Theatre), The Dark Earth & Light Sky (Almeida), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Netherlands, Russia). National Theatre credits include: Travelling Light, Collaborators, King James Bible, Juno & the Paycock (Abbey Theatre, Dublin), The Habit of Art, The Power of Yes, Phèdre, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Gethsemane, and Fram (which he also co-directed with Tony Harrison), The History Boys (Broadway – Tony Award), The Madness of George lll, His Girl Friday and Mourning Becomes Electra, plus more than twenty-five productions for the RSC, including Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Plantagenets (Olivier Award) and for the Donmar Warehouse, Into the Woods and Orpheus Descending. Other credits includes: Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre, UK Tour & Broadway – Tony Award), Disney’s Aida (Broadway – Tony Award), Disney’s Tarzan which he also directed (Broadway, Germany & The Netherlands), and The Year of Magical Thinking (Broadway & NT), The Coast of Utopia (New York – Tony Award), Carousel (New York – Tony Award), The Seagull (Public Theatre New York), Paul Simon’s The Capeman, The Sweet Smell Of Success. Opera & Dance includes: Strapless, The Winter’s Tale and Anastasia (The Royal Ballet) and Alice in Wonderland (The Royal Ballet & National Ballet of Canada), Don Carlos (MET, NY), Pavane, La traviata(The Royal Opera), The Cunning Little Vixen (Châtelet), Great Scott (Dallas Opera). Film includes: Othello, Tales of Hollywood, Suddenly Last Summer and costume design The Crucible.

The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez with direction by Stephen Daldry and set and costume design by Bob Crowley runs in two parts from 2 March 2018 – 5 May 2018 in the Young Vic’s Main House.


Fun Home

music Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics Lisa Kron
based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
direction Sam Gold

18 June – 1 September 2018 
Press Night: Wednesday 27 June 2018, 7.00pm

Main House

Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s celebrated 2006 graphic novel, made a sensational debut at The Public Theater in New York in October 2013, followed by a triumphant Broadway run that won five Tony Awards, and a successful US National tour.

Fun Home introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely complicated family – her mother, brothers and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father – that connect with her in surprising new ways. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

New York’s leading theatre director Sam Gold directs with a UK cast.

Sam Gold makes his directorial debut at the Young Vic, bringing Fun Home to the UK. He directed Fun Home in 2015 (Public Theatre) winning a Tony for Best Direction of a Musical. Other Broadway credits include A Doll’s House, Part 2(John Golden Theatre), The Glass Menagerie (Belasco Theatre), The Real Thing (American Airlines Theatre), The Realistic Joneses (Lyceum Theatre), Picnic (American Airlines Theatre), Seminar (John Golden Theatre). Off-Broadway credits include Hamlet (Anspacher Theatre), Otello (New York Theatre Workshop), John (Signature Theatre; Obie Award, Lortel and Drama Desk Award nominations), The Flick (Barrow Street Theatre, Playwrights Horizon, National Theatre and Lortel Award nomination), The Mystery of Love and Sex (Newhouse Theatre), The Village Bike (MCC), Uncle Vanya (Soho Repertory Theatre; Drama Desk nomination), The Cradle Will Rock (Encores! Off-Centre), Kin (Playwrights Horizon), The Big Meal (Playwrights Horizons; Lortel), Look Back in Anger (Laura Pels Theatre), Circle Mirror of Transformation(Playwrights Horizon) and The Aliens (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre).

Lisa Kron wrote the book and lyrics for Fun Home which won five 2015 Tony awards including Best Book, Score and Musical, and was finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her other plays include In The Wake, Well, 2.5 Minute Ride (Obie). As an actor she received a Tony nomination for her performance in Well and a Lortel Award for her turn as Mrs. Mi-Tzu and Mrs. Yang in the Foundry’s acclaimed production of Good Person of Szechuan. She is the recipient of Guggenheim, Sundance and MacDowell fellowships, a Doris Duke Performing Artists Award, Cal Arts/Alpert and Helen Merrill Awards, the Kleban Prize, and grants from Creative Capital and NYFA. She is a founding member of the OBIE- and Bessie-Award-winning collaborative theater company The Five Lesbian Broth-ers and serves on the boards of the MacDowell Colony and the Sundance Institute, and on the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America.

Jeanine Tesori was awarded a Tony Award for Best Original Score for Fun Home. For Broadway her credits in-clude: Violet (American Airlines Theatre); Caroline, or Change (Eugene O’Neil Theatre, National Theatre); Shrek the Musical(Broadway Theatre, US National Tour, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, UK tour); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Marquis, Shaftesbury Theatre, UK tour); Twelfth Night (LCT); John Guare’s A Free Man of Color (Vivian Beaumont Theatre) Mother Courage starring Meryl Streep (Delacorte). Opera credits include: A Blizzard on Marblehead Neck (libretto, Tony Kushner; Glimmerglass); The Lion, the Unicorn and Me (libretto, J.D. McClatchy; Washington National Opera). Her songs are featured in the Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls. She is the artistic director/co-founder of A Broader Way, an arts empowerment program for girls from underserved communities; the founding artistic director of Encores! Off-Center.

Fun Home with music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Lisa Kron and direction by Sam Gold runs from 18 June – 1 September 2018 in the Young Vic’s Main House.


A JMK Trust, Young Vic and Covent Garden Productions production

My Name is Rachel Corrie

taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie
edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner
direction Josh Roche

29 September – 21 October 2017 

Press Night: 4 October 2017, 7.00pm

The Clare

Josh Roche directs My Name is Rachel Corrie as the JMK Award-winning production for 2017

Casting announced: Erin Doherty takes on the role of Rachel Corrie   

Rachel Corrie, a 23 year old American peace campaigner, was killed by an Israeli tank while protecting Palestinian homes from demolition. Edited from her vivid diaries and emails by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner, My Name is Rachel Corrie is a testament to Rachel’s skill as a writer and commitment to her cause. First staged at the Royal Court in 2005, it has subsequently been performed across the world.

Winner of the 20th annual James Menzies-Kitchin Award, Josh Roche directs in the Clare studio. Erin Doherty takes on the role of this extraordinary woman.

Josh Roche is the previous Writer’s Centre Associate at the Soho Theatre and an Associate Reader for Shake-speare’s Globe and Sonia Friedman Productions. From 2011 – 2016 he was the Artistic Director of Fat Git Theatre and is currently Associate Director with Poleroid Theatre. His work with Fat Git Theatre included new work from UK and International writers, produced at Soho Theatre, Theatre 503, The New Diorama, Warwick Arts Centre and across the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Most recently he directed Magnificence by Howard Brenton at the Finborough Theatre. Josh has worked extensively as an assistant director with John Dove, Gregory Doran, Polly Findlay, Maria Aberg, Joe Murphy and Steve Marmion. He has directed one-off events for Shakespeare’s Globe and The Royal Shakespeare Company. He was an associate director for Nabokov on Blink, which toured the UK and Off-Broadway, and is an Educational Associate Practitioner with the RSC.

Erin Doherty makes her Young Vic debut in My Name is Rachel Corrie. Theatre credits include: The Divide (Old Vic), Junkyard (Bristol Old Vic, Theatr Clywd, Rose Kingston), Wish List (Manchester Royal Exchange, Royal Court), Who Cares(The Lowry), The Glass Menagerie (UK tour) and Pink Mist (Bristol Old Vic). Her television credits include: Call The Midwife.

My Name is Rachel Corrie taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie and edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner is directed by Josh Roche, winner of the JMK Award 2017. It runs in the Young Vic’s Clare studio 29 September – 21 October 2017 and is designed by Sophie Thomas with light by Joe Price and sound by Kieran Lucas. It is produced in association with Paul Casey. 

New Listings 

My Name is Rachel Corrie   

29 September – 21 October 2017
The Clare, Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London, SE1 8LZ
Press Night: 4 October 2017, 7.00pm
Performances: Monday – Saturday at 7.45pmWednesday & Saturday matinees at 2.45pm (except 30 September & 4 October)
Access Performances
Captioned Performance: Tuesday 17 October at 7.45pm
Audio Described Performance: Monday 16 October at 7.45pm
Tickets: Previews 29 September – 3 October £10 | 5 – 14 October £15 | 16 – 21 October £25
Concessions available.
Box Office: www.youngvic.org | 020 7922 2922

The Jungle 

7 December 2017 – 6 January 2018
Main House, Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London, SE1 8LZ
Press Night: Friday 15 December 2017, 7:00pm
Performances: Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm (except 25 & 26 December1 January) | Matinees on Wednesday and Saturdays at 2.30pm (except 9, 16 December and 3 January)
Access Performances
Captioned Performance: Thursday 4 January at 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Friday 5 January at 7.30pm
Tickets: Previews 7 – 16 December 2017 £20, £10 | 18 December 2017 – 6 January 2018 £38, £29, £20, £10.
Concessions available.
Box Office: www.youngvic.org | 020 7922 2922



The Brothers Size 
 

19 January 2018 – 14 February 2018
Main House, Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ
Press Night: Friday 26 January 2018, 7.00pm
Performances: Monday – Saturday at 7:30pm | Matinees on Wednesday & Saturday (except 20, 24, 27 January)
Access Performances
Captioned Performance: Thursday 8 February at 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Thursday 6 February at 7.30pm
Tickets: Previews 19 – 25 January £20, £10 | 27 January – 14 February £38, £29, £20, £10
Concessions available.
Box Office: www.youngvic.org | 020 7922 2922

The Inheritance  

2 March 2018 – 5 May 2018
Main House, Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ
Press Day: Wednesday 28 March 2018
Performances: Monday – Saturday at 7:15pm | Matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1.15pm (with exceptions, please visit https://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/the-inheritance)
Access Performances
Captioned Performance: Monday 23 April at 7.15pm (Part One), Tuesday 24 April at 7.15pm (Part Two)
Audio Described Performance: Monday 30 April at 7.15pm (Part One), Tuesday May 1 at 7.15pm (Part Two)
Tickets: Previews 2 – 27 March £25, £20, £10 | 29 March – 5 May £38, £29, £20, £10
Concessions available.
Box Office: www.youngvic.org | 020 7922 2922

Fun Home 

18 June 2018 – 1 September 2018
Main House, Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ
Press Night: Wednesday 27 June 2018, 7:00pm
Performances: Monday – Saturday at 7:30pm (except 27 August) | Matinees on Wednesday & Saturday at 2:30pm (except 23, 27 June, 18 July & 4, 15 August)
Access Performances
Captioned Performance: Thursday 19 July at 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Friday 27 July at 7.30pm
Tickets: Previews 18 – 26 June £25, £20, £10 | 28 June – 1 September £40, £30, £20, £10
Concessions available.
Box Office: www.youngvic.org | 020 7922 2922

Previously announced Listings

Nina – a story about me and Nina Simone

Wednesday 19 July – Saturday 29 July 2017
The Maria, Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London, SE1 8LZ
Press Night: Friday 21 July 2017, 7.00pm
Performances: Monday – Saturday at 7.45pm (No matinee performances)
Access Performances
Captioned Performance: Monday 24 July at 7.45pm
Audio Described Performance: Wednesday 26 July at 7.45pm
British Sign Language Performance: Friday 28 July at 7.45pm
Tickets: Previews 19 & 20 July £10 | 22 – 26 July £20 | 27 – 29 July £25.
Concessions available.
Box Office: www.youngvic.org | 020 7922 2922

Yerma 

Wednesday 26 July – Thursday 31 August 2017
Main House, Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London, SE1 8LZ
Performances: Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm (except 7 – 20, 28 August) | Matinees on Saturday 5 & 26 August
Access Performances
Captioned Performance: Thursday 24 August at 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Saturday 26 August at 2.30pm
Tickets: Previews 26 – 28 July £20, £10 | 29 July – 31 August £38, £29, £20, £10.
Concessions available.
Box Office: www.youngvic.org | 020 7922 2922

Wings 

Thursday 14 September – Saturday 4 November 2017
Main House, Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London, SE1 8LZ
Press Night: Wednesday 20 September 2017, 7.00pm
Performances: Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm | Matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm (except 16 & 20 September)
Access Performances
Captioned Performance: Thursday 12 October at 7.30pm
Audio Captioned Performance: Saturday 14 October at 2.30pm
Tickets: Previews 14 – 19 September £20, £10 | 21 September – 28 October £38, £29, £20, £10.
Concessions available.
Box Office: www.youngvic.org | 020 7922 2922

The Suppliant Women
Monday 13 November – Saturday 25 November 2017
Main House, Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London, SE1 8LZ
Press Night: Wednesday 16 November 2017, 7.00pm
Performances: Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm | Matinees Saturdays at 2.30pm
Access Performances
Captioned Performance: Thursday 23 November at 7.30pm
Audio Captioned Performance: Saturday 18 November at 2.30pm
Tickets: Previews 13 – 15 November £20, £10 | 17 – 25 November £38, £29, £20, £10.
Concessions available.
Box Office: www.youngvic.org | 020 7922 2922

Yellowman 

Wednesday 22 November – Saturday 2 December 2017
The Clare, Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London, SE1 8LZ
Performances: Monday – Saturday at 8.00pm | Matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 3.00pm (except 22 & 25 November)
Tickets: £15, £10 concessions
Concessions available.
Box Office: www.youngvic.org | 020 7922 2922

How to Win Against History 

Thursday 30 November – Saturday 30 December 2017
The Maria, Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London, SE1 8LZ
Press Night: Thursday 5 December 2017, 7.00pm
Performances: Monday – Saturday at 7.45pm (except 23 December) | Matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2.45pm (except 2, 6 December)
Access Performances
Captioned Performance: Thursday 7 December at 7.45pm
Safe Space Performance: Tuesday 19 December at 7.45pm
Audio Described Performance: Wednesday 20 December at 2.45pm
Tickets: Previews 30 November – 4 December £10 | 6 – 16 December £20 | 18 – 23 December £25.
Concessions available.
Box Office: www.youngvic.org | 020 7922 2922