The Young Vic Theatre 2014 Season announced

The Young Vic Theatre has announced its new 2014 season and the extension of The Scottsboro Boys, which starts performances 18 Oct, and will now run to 21 Dec 2013.

In the Main House...

Happy Days, by Samuel Beckett is directed by Natalie Abrahami, with design by Vicki Mortimer, light by Paule Constable and sound by Tom Gibbons. Juliet Stevenson plays 'Winnie' in her Young Vic debut, alongside David Beames as 'Willie.' The production runs from 23 Jan to 22 Feb 2014. For Winnie, day and night are no more, the hours of waking and sleeping are signified by the ringing of a bell, and so it is that Winnie confronts her existential despair with absurd diversions and distractions, lurches of optimism and fragments of memories.

A View from the Bridge, by Arthur Miller is directed by Ivo van Hove, with design and light by Jan Versweyveld and costume by An d’Huys. The production runs from 04 Apr - 24 May 2014. Eddie Carbone is the tragic hero in the run of everyday life: the man who betrays his principles and the trust of those around him to pursue an obsessive desire.

The Valley of Astonishment is created and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne, with light by Philippe Vialatte. The cast includes Kathryn Hunter, Marcello Magni, William Nadylam (Updated 4 June 2014 - William Nadylam will no longer appear) and Jared McNeill. The production runs from 20 Jun - 12 Jul 2014. Brings together neurological research and Persian verse to transport us from the familiar to the extraordinary on a kaleidoscopic journey into the wonders of the human brain.

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams is a Young Vic and Joshua Andrews co-production directed by Benedict Andrews with design by Magda Willi, costume by Victoria Behr and light by Jon Clark. Gillian Anderson plays Blanche DuBois in her Young Vic debut. The production will be staged in the summer of 2014 - dates to be announced. Follows the downward spiral of Blanche DuBois and her collision with the visceral, animal Stanley Kowalski.

The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, in a new English language version by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens, directed by Katie Mitchell. The production runs from 10 Oct - 29 Nov 2014. A family resists the loss of their ancestral home as the old world order threatens to crumble around them.

Golem is created by 1927, directed and written by Suzanne Andrade, with film, animation and design by Paul Barritt. It is produced by Jo Crowley, with music by Lillian Henley and associate direction and design by Esme Appleton. The production runs from 09 Dec 2014 - 17 Jan 2015. The play explores the question of technology and its misuse: the danger lies not in machine acting more like man, but in man acting more like machine.


In the Maria and Clare Studios...

2104 performances in the Maria and Clare Studios will be announced at a later date, however a christmas show has been announ ced in the Maria Studio for this year, Beauty and the Beast, a Young Vic and Improbable co-production, performed and created by Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz, directed by Phelim McDermott. The production runs from 04 - 21 Dec 2013. A retelling of a famous fairytale, inspired by the real-life love story between Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz who met one magical night in Coney Island whilst appearing in a burlesque show.


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