Young Vic announces further casting updates


The Young Vic Theatre has announced casting updates for two productions in its current season. Joining the previously announced Daniel Kaluuya and Luke Norris in Blue/Orange will be West End favourite David Haig.

This new production of Joe Penhall's drama is directed by Matthew Xia and runs in the Main House from 12 May with an official opening on 19 May 2016. The production has also extended its booking to 2 July 2016.

"The day before Christopher is due to be discharged from a psychiatric ward his doctor has reservations. Convinced that oranges are blue and his father is a Ugandan dictator, is Christopher ready to leave? When the doctor raises his concerns with a senior colleague, a disturbing clash of ethics, budgets and self-promotion begins to overshadow Christopher’s future."

David Haig was last seen in the West End in the Chichester Festival Theatre's production of 'Guys and Dolls' which ran at the Savoy Theatre, for which he is nominated for an Olivier Award. His extensive West End credits include 'The Madness of George III', 'Yes, Prime Minister', 'Mary Poppins' and 'Donkeys' Years'.

It was also announced that Adelayo Adedayo and Tsion Habte will star in Charlene James' play Cuttin' It which runs at the Maria Studio from 20 May to 11 June 2016.

"Iqra and Muna live in the UK. They’re 15 years old, go to the same school, and were both born in Somalia. These superficial similarities kickstart a friendship based on a shared understanding. But as their trust grows, fundamental differences emerge and drive an irrevocable wedge between them."

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