Young Vic cast announcement and new play for The Maria

The Young Vic Theatre has announced the cast for A View from the Bridge and a new play, The Events, to be performed at the Maria studio.

Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge will star Mark Strong (Eddie Carbone), Nicola Walker (Beatrice), Michael Gould (Alfieri), Emun Elliott, Phoebe Fox, Richard Hansell, Luke Norris and Jonah Russell. The production runs from 4 Apr to a new extended date of 7 June 2014. Directed by Ivo van Hove, with design and lighting by Jan Versweyveld and costume by An d’Huys. 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.

Mark Strong returns to the stage following his Olivier Award nominated performance in Sam Mendes’ production of Twelfth Night at the Donmar in 2002. Nicola Walker's stage credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, for which she won an Olivier Award, Season’s Greetings, Gethsemane, Tales from the Vienna Woods and Edmond. Michael Gould has previously appeared at the Young Vic in Ian Rickson’s Hamlet in 2011 and Cruel and Tender in 2004.

A new play by David Greig, The Events, will run at the Maria Studio from 10 July to 2 Aug 2014. Directed by Ramin Gray, designed by Chloe Lamford, lighting by Charles Balfour and sound by Alex Caplen. The producers are the Actors Touring Company, Young Vic, Brageteatret & Schauspielhaus Wien. The play explores the impact of a harrowing politically motivated crime on a small community and asks how far forgiveness can stretch in the face of brutality.

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