The Young Vic announces Feb - June 2008 Season


The Young Vic announces Feb - June 2008 Season

The Young Vic Theatre announces Feb - June 2008 Season....

In the Main Theatre...

A PRAYER FOR MY DAUGHTER, by Thomas Babe, opens 6 Feb 2008, following previews from 31 Jan - running to 15 March 2008. Directed by Dominic Hill, designed by Giles Cadle, lighting by Bruno Poet. Cast includes Corey Johnson, Colin Morgan, Sean Chapman. It is 1 am on a steamy summer night. A grubby police office in downtown NYC. Two cops and two crooks battle with wits and fists to uncover the truth about a hideous crime.

THE GOOD SOUL OF SZECHUAN, by Bertolt Brecht, translation by David Harrower, opens 14 May 2008, following previews from 7 May - running to 21 June 2008. Directed by Richard Jones, designed by Miriam Buether, lighting by Paule Constable. Cast includes Jane Horrocks (Shen Te). Three gods visit earth to find out if humans are living up to their high moral standards. Only Shen Te, a good-hearted prostitute, gives them shelter. Her reward is money with which she opens a tobacco shop. The gods watch to see if her natural goodness can restore their faith in humanity. But how can good people be good in a world full of want and need?

 

In the Maria Studio...

Two productions directed by The Jerwood Directors Award Winners: Michael Longhurst & Amy Hodge (The Young Vic and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation work together to provide opportunities for directors to develop their craft and to expand their knowledge and practice. Since 2001 the Award has supported 18 directors at various stages of their career.)

DIRTY BUTTERFLY, by Debbie Tucker Green, opens 9 Feb 2008 - running to 16 Feb 2008. Directed by Michael Longhurst. Listening through their thin walls, Amelia and Jason are drawn into the dark and compelling world of their neighbour Jo.

MULES, by Winsome Pinnock, opens 8 Mar 2008 - running to 15 Mar 2008. Directed by Amy Hodge . Tells the story of the women who lend their bodies to smuggle drugs across borders – and who pay the price. The story spans continents as we follow the lives of women from London, Liverpool and Jamaica caught up in a dark underworld.

 

Opera in the Main Theatre...

English National Opera and the Young Vic create two new productions of contemporary works by living composers...

LOST HIGHWAY, Libretto by Elfriede Jelinek; composer Olga Neuwirth; based on the 1997 cult film, opens 4 April 2008 - running to 11 April 2008. Directed by Diane Paulus, conducted by Baldur Bronnimann, designed by Riccardo Hernandez, lighting by Mimi Jorden Sherin. Lost Highway is a psychological thriller that explores identity, dislocation and desire through the eyes of a troubled jazz musician. Neuwirth’s score is an interplay of live and pre-recorded sound and electronics with echoes of Monteverdi, Weill, Porter and jazz.

PUNCH AND JUDY, by Harrison Birtwistle, libretto by Stephen Pruslin., opens 19 April 2008 - running to 27 April 2008. Directed by Daniel Kramer, conducted by Edward Gardner, designed by Giles Cadle, lighting by Peter Mumford, choreography by Quinny Sacks. The story of murderous Punch and his desire to possess Pretty Polly.

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