The Young Vic Theatre 2013 Season announced


The Young Vic Theatre has announced its new 2013 season

In the Main House...

Feast, by Yunior Garcia Aguilera, Rotimi Babatunde, Marcos Barbosa, Tanya Barfield and Gbolahan Obisesan, from 25 Jan to 23 Feb 2013. Directed by Rufus Norris. A Young Vic and Royal Court Theatre co-production. The journey of Yoruba culture, tradition and religion as it moved through slavery from West Africa to the Americas. (Part of World Stages London)

A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen. English language version by Simon Stephens, returns for a 3 week run from 2 TO 20 April 2013. Directed by Carrie Cracknell, starring original cast Hattie Morahan (Nora), Dominic Rowan (Torvald Helmer), Nick Fletcher, Yolanda Kettle, Steve Toussaint. Nora's world seems ideal: beautiful children, elegant home, adoring husband. But her life is shot through with lies and delusion. When the truth bursts into the open, Nora is shocked to discover how radically her life has to change.

Public Enemy, by Henrik Ibsen, in a new version by David Harrower, from 4 May to 8 June 2013. Directed by Richard Jones , designed by Miriam Buether and Nicky Gillibrand. When Dr Stockmann discovers that the waters of a new public spa are toxic, he expects gratitude and glory. But his revelation makes him the most hated man in town. How far will a man go to stand up for the truth?

A Season in the Congo, by Aime Cesaire, from 6 July to 10 Aug 2013. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor (Patrice Lumumba). Directed by Joe Wright , designed by Lizzie Clachan, lighting by Jon Clark. Bursting with music and dance, this drama charts the rise and fall of legendary leader Patrice Lumumba, whose passionate determination to free his people from Belgian rule inspired great courage and betrayal.

American Lulu, an opera from 13 to 24 Sep 2013. Overall concept and interpretation of Alban Berg's opera Lulu by Olga Neuwirth. Directed by John Fulljames. Produced by The Opera Group, Young Vic, Scottish Opera & Bregenzer Festspiele co-production in association with The London Sinfonietta. Set in the smoky jazz clubs of the Deep South against the backdrop of the civil rights movement.

 

In the Maria Studio...

Above Me the Wide Blue Sky, by Fevered Sleep, from 7 to 28 Mar 2013. Directed by David Harradine and Sam Butler, designed by Ali Beale, lighting by Hansjorg Schmidt, sound by Charles Webber. A Fevered Sleep/Young Vic co-production Produced in association with Fuel. A brand new work that asks how our sense of who we are and where we belong is shaped by our relationship with the natural world.

My Perfect Mind, created by Told by an Idiot, written by Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge, from 3 to 20 April 2013. Directed by Kathryn Hunter, designed by Michael Vale, lighting by Alex Wardle, sound by Gregory Clarke. A Told by an Idiot, Young Vic and Drum Theatre Plymouth co-production. Starring Edward Petherbridge, Paul Hunter. My Perfect Mind is a moving and comic exploration of the resilience of the human spirit. Performed by Edward Petherbridge and Paul Hunter , the show blurs events from a life-changing chapter in Edward Petherbridge's life with moments from King Lear. (The actor Edward Petherbridge was rehearsing for the role of King Lear when a major stroke left him barely able to move. In the space of 24 hours, he had gone from knowing one of the greatest parts in Western drama, to not even being able to move his thumb and index finger together. As he struggled to recover he made a startling discovery: the entire role of Lear still existed word for word in his mind.)

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