Beauty Queen of Leenane at Young Vic from 15 July 2010
The Beauty Queen of Leenane, by Martin McDonagh, opens at the Young Vic Theatre's Main house 21 July 2010, following previews from 15 July - running to 21 Aug 2010
Directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, designed by Ultz, lighting by Charles Balfour, sound by Paul Arditti.
High in the mountains of Connemara live a lonely spinster Maureen and her devilishly manipulative mother Mag. Maureen longs for the romance that will spirit her away. But if she goes, who will stir the lumps out of Mag's complan?
Also announced at the Young Vic...
Elektra by Sophocles, in a version by Anne Carson , a FREE event at the Young Vic's Maria Studio 23 June to 3 July 2010. Entrapped by her grief and a burning sense of injustice, Elektra battles to find purpose in life after the murder of her father. Will revenge bring her relief and freedom? Or will it continue to trap her family in an endless cycle of violence? Blends movement, music and text in a haunting exploration of Sophocles' masterpiece.
No Idea by Lisa Hammond and Rachael Spence with Improbable, at the Young Vic's Maria Studio 21 to 31 July 2010. Lisa Hammond and Rachael Spence wanted to make a theatre show but couldn't think of an idea. Armed with a tape recorder, they went on to the streets and asked people to take a good look at them and imagine what their show could be about. Who should play the main character? Who should be the funny one? What should the story be? What they heard and recorded was funny, heartfelt, sometimes jaw-dropping but always very revealing about what we can (and can't) imagine when we look at someone.
Productions previously announced include...
In the Main House: Elegy for Young Lovers directed by Fiona Shaw 24 April to 8 May 2010. and August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come And Gone from 27 May to 3 July 2010, directed by David Lan.
The Young Vic's 160-seat Maria Studio sees the return of Kursk by Sound&Fury, in collaboration with Bryony Lavery, from 26 March to 17 April 2010. Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, from 29 April to 5 June 2010.
The Young Vic's 80-seat Clare Studio sees the return of Sus by Barry Keeffe, from 8 to 26 June 2010.