Ashley Zhangazha to star in ‘Changing Destiny’ at Young Vic
The play, inspired by Egyptian poetry, reopens the London venue next month.
Following news that the Young Vic will reopen its doors for live audiences next month, casting for the first show, Changing Destiny, has been named. Ashley Zhangazha and Joan Iyola will star in the new work, with Changing Destiny at the Young Vic from 9 July - 21 August.
Ben Okri’s Changing Destiny is an adaptation of a 4,0000 year old Egyptian poem about Sinuhe, the Warrior Debut. Kwame Kwei-Armah directs the piece, which will see two actors multi-role over 1,000 characters.
The creative team for Changing Destiny includes scenic and costume design by Sir David Adjaye and Adjaye Associates, lighting design by Jackie Shemesh and sound design by XANA.
Changing Destiny will also be streamed for remote audiences, with further details to be confirmed. In an interview with The Guardian, the Young Vic artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah said that: "plans to livestream all of its future productions…”.
Photo credit: Ashley Zhangazha and Joan Iyola (Photos courtesy of Ashley Zhangazha and by Helen Murray respectively)