The Divide, a new play by Alan Ayckbourn, to open at The Old Vic this autumn following its premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival

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The Old Vic © Manuel Harlan

The Old Vic today announces that The Divide, a new play by Alan Ayckbourn, will open at The Old Vic this autumn following its premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival.

 The Divide is a tale for our own turbulent times that unflinchingly explores a dystopian society of repression, insurrection and forbidden love. The show is directed by Annabel Bolton, an associate director of The Old Vic, and will be presented in two parts.

 The Divide runs at the King’s Theatre as part of the Edinburgh International Festival over a two-week run (8 August to 20 August 2017) before opening at The Old Vic. The Old Vic has a long history with the International Festival, having performed at the inaugural Edinburgh International Festival in 1947 and many times in the following decade.

 Artistic Director Matthew Warchus comments,

 ‘The Old Vic was in residence at the very first Edinburgh International Festival and it’s with great pleasure and hugely fitting that we celebrate our respective milestones by collaborating again to co-produce the world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn’s ambitious and exciting new work, The Divide.’

THE DIVIDE

By Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Annabel Bolton

Design by Laura Hopkins

Music composed by Christopher Nightingale

Lighting by David Plater

Sound by Bobby Aitken

Video by Ash J Woodward

Casting by Jessica Ronane CDG