Young Vic new season to July 2009


Young Vic new season to July 2009

The Young Vic Theatre has announced its new Season to July 2009.

Highlights include a musical version of Che Walker's Been So Long; Kursk - inspired by the Russian submarine disaster of 2000; the return of Matthew Dunster's You Can See the Hills; and Sarah Kane’s final play 4.48 Psychosis

IN THE MAIN HOUSE....

15 Apr – 25 Apr 2009
AFTER DIDO
Inspired by Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. Directed by Katie Mitchell, starring Susan Bickley. An ENO/Young Vic co-production. Design by Vicki Mortimer, lighting by Philip Gladwell, sound by Gareth Fry and Carolyn Downing. A live music and film performance

08 May – 23 May 2009
PICTURES FROM AN EXHIBITION
Daniel Kramer directs a dance theatre piece inspired by Modest Mussorgsky’s classic piano suite, with text by James Fenton and choreography by Frauke Requardt. A Young Vic/ Sadler’s Wells co-production.

11 June – 11 July 2009
BEEN SO LONG
Written by Che Walker, music of soul, funk, reggae and blues by Arthur Darvill. A Young Vic/ ETT co-production. Directed by Che Walker, designed by Dick Bird, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Paul Arditti.
Yvonne and Simone are cruising for action. Raymond stole Gil’s girl and now Gil wants to slice him up, while Barney is just after a quiet life. When all five collide, in a seedy London bar, their desires ignite in a guttural blast of cusses, laughs and unexpected romance. Love looks set to finally conquer the two people who swore they could live without it. But how will they know it’s for real?

 

IN THE MARIA STUDIO....

14 Mar - 9 Apr 2009
KAFKA'S MONKEY
Based on A Report To An Academy by Franz Kafka, adaptation by Colin Teevan. Starring Kathryn Hunter. Directed by Walter Meierjohann, designed by Steffi Wurster, costume by Richard Hudson. Imprisoned in a cage, desperate to escape, the ape-man reveals his rise through the ranks of the beasts to become a walking, talking, spitting, smoking, hard-drinking man of the stage.

23 April – 9 May 2009
YOU CAN SEE THE HILLS
written and directd by Matthew Dunster. Designed by Anna Fleischle, lighting by Emma Chapman, sound by Gerry Marsden. A Young Vic/ Royal Exchange Theatre co-production. Starring William Ash. A vivid, fast-talking, visceral snapshot of life growing up in the 1980s. Adam crashes through his teens, haphazardly steering himself out of Oldham and into adulthood.

3 – 27 June 2009
KURSK
by Sound&Fury, in collaboration with Bryony Lavery. Produced by Young Vic and Fuel productions.
A glimpse into an imagined world of submarine warfare. inspired by the tragic Russian submarine disaster of 2000. Explores the unique experience of submariners deep below the arctic seas - alone, highly trained, under orders – with Armageddon at their fingertips.

21 July – 1 Aug 2009
4.48 PSYCHOSIS
by Sarah Kane. Directed by Christian Beneditti, starring Anamaria Marinca Brutal and poetic exploration of a mind preparing to shut itself down. Spiked with gallows humour,the play charts the journey of a mind and body from darkness into light, from pain into love, from life into death.

 

IN THE CLARE STUDIO....

15 - 20 Jun 2009
SUS
By Barry Keeffe, directed by Gbolahan Obisesan. Delroy, a young black man, is told by the police that his wife is dead and then accused of her murder. He is taken into custody under ‘Sus’ a 185 year law that allowed a police officer to hold a person in custody for 24 hours on suspicion of a crime alone.

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