Young Vic's 2019 season

London theatre news: Tuesday 30 October 2018

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The Young Vic's Artistic Director, Kwame Kwei-Armah, has announced the venue's 2019 season, including Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Lorca's Blood Wedding.
Young Vic's 2019 season

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Today, the Young Vic's Artistic Director, Kwame Kwei-Armah, announced his plans for 2019 at the venue, saying ...

"The stages of The Young Vic have always been a place dedicated to asking the most profound questions in artistically compelling ways.

It's not just the art we invite into these four walls but also the art and discourse we send beyond them.

In 2019 we will see Marianne Elliot dance with Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesmen; Idris Elba and I's multi- disciplinary production Tree; Yaël Farber and Marina Carr's transformation of Lorca's Blood Wedding; Jackie Sibblies Drury's fierce and challenging new work Fairview directed by Nadia Latif; and the exquisite pain

of Okwui Okpokwasili's Bronx Gothic.

And that's not forgetting our Genesis Award-Winning directors, Lekan Lawal and Caitriona Shoobridge both using the Young Vic stages to ask questions of us in a way I truly believe no other medium can.

YV unpacked will once again tour with She Ventures, And He Wins and we're bringing back The Jumper Factory by Luke Barnes, directed by Josh Parr, after starting its journey in HMP Wandsworth.

We're continuing our commitment to channeling work into the digital world: The 8 Club will question the role of young men at this crucial moment in history.

Despina and I are very proud to be welcoming these wonderful artists, and their brilliant creative collaborators to share this space and these stories with you."

Here's a run-down of what the season includes:

In the Main house:

Marianne Elliott directs Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, with Wendell Pierce and Sharon D. Clarke cast as Willy and Linda Loman.

Tree a new music theatre production created by Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah, based on Elba's own album Mi Mandela, with Kwei-Armah to direct.

Yaël Farber brings Federico García Lorca back to the Young Vic with Marina Carr's new version of Blood Wedding.

The UK premiere of Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed by Young Vic Genesis Fellow/Associate Director Nadia Latif.

In the Maria:

Bronx Gothic by Okwui Okpokwasili a part theatre, part dance, and part visual art installation created in collaboration with Peter Born.

The Jumper Factory conceived by Young Vic Taking Part and Justin Audibert, written by Luke Barnes and directed by Josh Parr.

In the Clare:

The announcement of two Genesis Future Director Award-winners, and their productions:

Wild East by April De Angelis and directed by Lekan Lawal.

Ivan & The Dogs by Hattie Naylor directed by Caitriona Shoobridge

Digital Projects:

The 8 Club a free to access video series investigating the subjects that really matter to young men, pro-duced and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah Junior and David Weale-Cochrane.

Draw Me Close dates at the Young Vic announced as 21 January - 2 February.

Young Vic Unpacked:

The second of the Young Vic Unpacked series She Ventures, And He Wins by Ariadne to be performed at community venues across Southwark and Lambeth

Further Taking Part Productions:

The Freedom Project a co-commission between the UK's first two Theatres of Sanctuary, the Young Vic and Leeds Playhouse, exploring the ideas of social freedom.

The Wonderful Way to Marbleous Town - a playful non-verbal performance fusing clowning, contem- porary dance and physical theatre returns for children who prefer a relaxed environment


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Tickets for the 2019 season go on sale to Friends of the Young Vic at 12:00pm on 30 October 2018.

Public booking opens Monday 5 November at 10.00am.

Box Office: 0207 922 2922


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