Young Vic New Season June 2011 - March 2012
David Lan, the Artistic director of the Young Vic Theatre has unveiled the theatre's new season, running from June 2011 to March 2012, in the Main House, which includes includes Michael Sheen's Hamlet and Patrick Stewart as William Shakespeare.
Public booking opens 15 Feb 2011 for new productions
3 June to 9 July 2011
by Nikolai Gogol, in a new version by David Harrower. A Young Vic/Warwick Arts Centre co-production. Directed by Richard Jones, designed by Miriam Buether,lighting by Mimi Jordan Sherin, costumes by Nicky Gillibrand. Starring Julian Barratt, Doon Mackichan, Kyle Soller. The news that a government inspector is due to arrive in a small Russian town sends its bureaucrats into a panicked frenzy. A simple case of mistaken identity exposes the hypocrisy and corruption at the heart of the town in this biting satire.
20 July to 3 Sep 2011
THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE
by Martin McDonagh. Directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, designed by Ultz,lighting by Charles Balfour. Cast includes Rosaleen Linehan (Mag), Derbhle Crotty. High in the mountains of Connemara live a lonely spinster Maureen and her devilishly manipulative mother Mag. Maureen longs for the romance that will spirit her away. But if she goes, who will stir the lumps out of Mag's Complan?
15 Sep to 1 Oct 2011
Music by Kurt Weill. Book by Elmer Rice. Lyrics by Langston Hughes. The Opera Group/Young Vic co-production originally produced with Watford Palace Theatre. Directed by John Fulljames, designed by Dick Bird, lighting by Jon Clark, choreography by Arthur Pita. Set in a brownstone tenement building over a long hot summer's day and night. The score combines an array of show tunes, arias, jazz and blues in a musical melting pot that captures the diversity of working class New York in 1947.
28 Oct 2011 to 21 Jan 2012
by William Shakespeare. Directed by Ian Rickson, designed by Jeremy Herbert,lighting by Adam Silverman, costumes by Nicky Gillibrand. Cast includes Michael Sheen (Hamlet)
16 Feb 2012 to 31 Mar 2012
by Edward Bond. Young Vic/Chichester Festival Theatre co-production. Directed by Angus Jackson, designed by Robert Innes-Hopkins, lighting by Tim Mitchell. Cast includes Patrick Stewart (William Shakespeare). With the glory years of London behind him, William Shakespeare finds himself in a moral dilemma. Faced with the same situation as his greatest creation King Lear, what should he do with his land and his power?
The current Young Vic Season in the Main House to June 2011 includes Vernon God Little, The Return of Ulysses and I am the Wind