The Young Vic 2015 Studio Season Announced
The Young Vic Theatre in south London has announced two new productions for their Maria and Clare Studios for the 2015 season.
Man: Three Plays by Tennessee Williams will run at the Clare Studio from 11 to 21 February 2015. Genesis Future Directors Award-recipient Finn Beames will direct an evening of short plays by the American dramatist, 'Auto-da-Fé', 'The Strangest Kind of Romance' and 'Summer at the Lake'.
This collection of plays explores masculinity through the prism of male identity, sexuality and cultural expectations. In each play, we see the consequences of scapegoating those on the fringes of society, as we are forced to ask ourselves if the pressures exerted on some young men make it impossible for them to value themselves.
The production will be designed by Mayou Trikerioti, with music by Bled White Boy, sound by Amy Bramma and casting by Julia Horan.
The Nuffield production of Caryl Churchill's A Number directed by Michael Longhurst, will run from 3 July to 8 August 2015 in the Young Vic’s Maria studio theatre, with an official opening on 7 July 2015.
John Shrapnel and Lex Shrapnel will star as Salter and Bernard, in this father-son drama that deals with truth, family and identity. The production will be designed by Tom Scutt with lighting design by Lee Curran and sound design by Richard Hammarton.
Casting has also been announced for the previously announced production of Bull by Mike Bartlett. The New York company will reassemble for the London premiere of Clare Lizzmore’s production, including Adam James, Eleanor Matsuura, Neil Stuke and Sam Troughton.