Broadway hit Fun Home to open in London as part of new Young Vic season

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The hit Broadway musical Fun Home is to get its UK premiere next year as part of the new season at the Young Vic.

Fun Home is based on Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic novel and is about the character Alison at three different ages of her life. It premiered at The Public Theater, New York in 2013 and won 5 Tony Awards after a run on Broadway.  It features music by Jeanine Tesori, a book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, and will be directed in the Main House by Sam Gold when it runs from 18th June to 1st September 2018.

Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson’s play The Jungle will get its world premiere at the theatre in a co-production with the National Theatre. The story is about refugees at the Calais “Jungle” as volunteers from the UK arrive to help. It will be directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, with designs by Miriam Buether, and will run from 7th December to 6th January 2018.

The Brothers Size is the debut play by Tarell Alvin McCraney which was first produced in the Maria studio in 2007. Directed by Bijan Sheibani, the play follows Ogun, who owns an auto-repair shop, and Oshoosi, who has just been released from prison. It will run in the Main House from 19th January to 14th February.

Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance will get its world premiere in March. A play in two parts, it is about young men in New York today, a generation after the AIDS crisis. With designs by Bob Crowley, Stephen Daldry will direct the piece in the Main House from 2nd March to 5th May.

My Name is Rachel Corrie is a play based on the writings of the title character. Edited by Alan Rickman and Katherine Viner, it will be directed by JMK Award winner Josh Roche in the Clare from 29th September to 21st October. Corrie was a 23-year-old peace campaigner who was killed while protecting Palestinian homes from demolition. Erin Doherty will play the role of Corrie in the play.

The current season at the Young Vic features a revival of Yerma starring Olivier Award winner Billie Piper,  Juliet Stevenson starring in Natalie Abrahami’s production of Wings, and Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Apollo Theatre.

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