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Cast announced for The Brothers Size at Young Vic

Sope Dirisu & more will star in the upcoming revival of The Brothers Size by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney.

Sope Dirisu

Tarell Alvin McCraney is best known for writing the Academy Award-winning film "Moonlight". However, before his meteoric rise to stardom as part of the infamous "Best Picture" debacle at the close of this year's Oscars ceremony, the Young Vic produced his play The Brothers Size back in 2007. Now, the Young Vic teams up with Actors Touring Company to present an eagerly anticipated revival of McCraney's drama.

The cast includes Sope Dirisu (pictured, who recently played Coriolanus at the Royal Shakespeare Company) as elder brother Ogun, Jonathan Ajayi as younger brother Oshoosi, and Anthony Welsh as Elegba (reprising the role from the Young Vic's 2008 production, as well as the UK Tour). Mr. Dirisu and Mr. Ajayi will both be making their Young Vic debuts.

The Brothers Size is described as a "deeply moving fable about the rarely spoken bond between brothers". Ritual and reality intertwine as the African-American working class meets Yoruba mythology when the Brothers Size reconnect after a spell in prison.

The revival is directed by Bijan Sheibani, who recently helmed the National Theatre production of The Barbershop Chronicles, and features scenic design by Patrick Burnier, with live music and sound design by Manuel Pinheiro.

The Brothers Size begins previews at the Young Vic's Main House on January 19, 2018, ahead of an official opening on January 26 and a limited engagement through to February 14, 2018.

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