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Young Vic 40th Anniversary Season Sep 2010 to May 2011
David Lan, the Artistic director of the Young Vic Theatre has unveiled the theatre's 40th Anniversary Season running from Sep 2010 to May 2011.
In the MAIN Theatre...
13 to 18 Sep 2010
THE HUMAN COMEDY
music by Galt MacDermot, book by William Dumaresq, from an original story by William Saroyan. A Young Vic/The Opera Group production co-produced with Watford Palace Theatre. Directed by John Fulljames. With a score of swing, gospel, folk and pop. A small town in southern California during World War Two. Young Homer is a telegram delivery boy carrying messages of love, joy and the sorrows of war. His mother prays for the safe return of his brother from the front line. His sister dreams that she too could fight for her country.
25 Sep to 30 Oct 2010
By Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson, Gisli Orn Gardarsson, Nina Dogg Filippusdottir, Vikingur Kristjansson and Carl Grose. Inspired by Goethe’s Faust. Music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. A Vesturport and Reykjavík City Theater production co-produced by Theatre im Pfalzbau. 'The universal tale of a man selling his soul to the devil has never been imagined quite like this before. Loud, fast, explosive, poetic and acrobatic, Vesturport’s Faust is hilarious and terrifying with a score ranging from devilish glam-rock to soulful ballads.'
11 Nov 2010 to 1 Jan 2011
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. Tom, a young would-be poet struggles to support his overbearing and sentimental mother and his delicate, obsessive sister.
27 Jan to 5 March 2011
VERNON GOD LITTLE
by DBC Pierre, in an adaptation by Tanya Ronder. Directed by Rufus Norris. It's Friday at the Sheriff’s office. Vernon sits in his underpants, starring at his Nike's. His best friend Jesus went and killed all their classmates, then himself. Normal times just ran howling from town.
24 March to 9 April 2011
THE RETURN OF ULYSSES
Opera by Monteverdi. ENO/ Young Vic co-production. Directed by Benedict Andrews. Starring Tom Randle, Pamela Helen Stephen . Based on the final section of Homer’s Odyssey. Ulysses returns home to Ithaca after his long journey back from the Trojan Wars to find villainous suitors have plundered his home and seized his wife, Queen Penelope. Aided by the Gods, his son Telemachus and faithful friend Eumaeus, he must overcome the suitors and recover his kingdom.
26 April to 21 May 2011
I AM THE WIND
by Jon Fosse, in a new version by Simon Stephens. Young Vic/ Theatre de la Ville-Paris co-production. Directed by Patrice Chereau. A tale of enduring humanity against insurmountable odds. Two lifelong travelling companions are bound together on a journey across a vast ocean.
In the MARIA Studio...
27 Sep to 9 Oct 2010
Devised by Fevered Sleep. A Fevered Sleep/Young Vic production Produced in association with Fuel. Directed by David Harradine and Sam Butler. A devised piece, performed by children for adults. From the moment we’re born, we’re growing, we’re ageing. Nothing ever stays the same. As an empty room is filled with hundreds of memories, a group of performers create a journey through life. On Ageing captures those fleeting moments when we feel most alive and explores what it means to age, to grow, to change.
25 Nov 2010 to 1 Jan 2011
MY DAD'S A BIRDMAN
a children play for 4 - 7 year old by David Almond. Everyone is in a twitter --- the Great Human Bird Competition is coming to town! Lizzie and Jackie have been building their nest and are preparing for take off. But Auntie Doreen disapproves and is out to bring some order back to No.2 Lark Rise! Will the dynamic father and daughter duo get a chance to fly, or will sums, dumplings and headmasters get in their way?
24 Feb to 12 March 2011
AND THE RAIN FALLS DOWN
a children play for 3 and 4 year olds by by Fevered Sleep. A Fevered Sleep/ Lyric Hammersmith co-production. Imagine a world where every drop of water has a life of its own. Imagine a place where rainbows form from umbrellas, where fountains spout from plugholes, and were eventually the rain really does fall down. And the Rain Falls Down is a visual celebration of the watery things of the world.