Young Vic Maria and Clare Studios Update
Young Vic Theatre announces 3 productions in the Maria & Clare Studios...
Disco Pigs by Enda Walsh, in the Clare Studio, from 2 to 24 Sep 2011. Directed by Cathal Cleary, designed by Chloe Lamford, produced by A Zelig Theatre Company . Pig and Runt are soul mates. Partners in crime, they share an appetite for drunkenness, recklessness, adventure and destruction. But on the eve of their 17th birthday it is an appetite for sex that threatens to tear them apart.
One for the Road / Victoria Station a double bill by Harold Pinter, in the Clare Studio, from 6 to 15 Oct 2011. Directed by Jeff James, produced by The Print Room/Young Vic co-production. ONE FOR THE ROAD: Each member of Victor’s family is held in a separate room. Prisoners of the sadistic Nicolas and at the mercy of a brutal government, they are only metres apart but completely alone. As husband, wife and seven year old son are interrogated one by one, all they can cling on to is their innocence. VICTORIA STATION: Minicab controller is in a rage with one of his drivers. He is outraged that his orders are being ignored - but the driver is distracted by something mysterious and far more worrying. (This production plays at the Print Room, in Notting Hill 13 Sep to 1 Oct 2011, before transferring to Young Vic)
Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach, in a new translation by Rory Bremner, in the Maria Studio, from 30 Nov to 10 Dec 2011. Directed by Oliver Mears, designed by Simon Holdsworth, lighting by Giuseppe di Iorio, choreography by Anna Morrissey, music direction by Clare Haslin and Ruth Wilkinson. A Scottish Opera and Northern Ireland Opera co-production. Eurydice is married to Orpheus, a musician who, in her opinion, plays the violin badly. Really badly. Fed up with her husband, she falls for the devious Pluto and is soon caught up in a hellish situation. Meanwhile, bored to tears and spying an interesting situation unfolding, Public Opinion muscles in to ‘help’ Orpheus rescue his wife. But does she want to be rescued? (This new version updates the action to the present day, drawing parallels with a media-savvy, celebrity-obsessed world.)