Young Vic announces casting for Fun Home

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Director Sam Gold makes his Young Vic debut with the five-time Tony award-winning musical Fun Home. Casting includes: Kaisa Hammarlund as Alison; Eleanor Kane as Medium Alison; Jenna Russell as Helen; Ashley Samuels as Roy, Mark and Jeremy; Cherrelle Skeete as Joan and Zubin Varla as Bruce, Alison’s father.

The production is produced in association with Sonia Friedman Productions, Fox Theatricals and Barbara Whitman.

Casting for Small Alison, John and Christian will be confirmed at a later date.

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 and a successful US National tour.

Fun Home explores the memories of Alison’s uniquely complicated family at three different stages in her life – her volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father, mother and brothers – 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.

Choreography is by Danny Mefford, set and costume design by David Zinn, light by Ben Stanton, sound by Kai Harada, music supervision by Chris Fenwick, music direction by Nigel Lilley and casting by Julia Horan CDG. The Associate Director is Portia Krieger. The Jerwood Assistant Director is Leo J Skilbeck. This role is supported through the Jerwood Assistant Director Program at the Young Vic.

This is the final show in David Lan’s last season as Artistic Director of the Young Vic.

Fun Home runs from 18 June – 1 September 2018 in the Young Vic’s Main House.