Young Vic Theatre announce re-opening and new season from Oct 2006 to June 2007

Young Vic Theatre announce re-opening and new season from Oct 2006 to June 2007

Artistic Director of The Young Vic, David Lan, announced on Wed 5 July, that the Young Vic will re-open in October 2006 with a new season to May 2007.

The old theatre was closed for reconstruction in 2004 - the 'new' Young Vic now comprises the 'Main House' and two new Theatres: the Maria (capacity 160) and the Clare (capacity 80) named after Maria Björnson (Theatre Designer 1949-2002) and Clare Venables (Theatre Director 1943-2003).

Public Booking opens 12 July 2006

Productions include...

Main House

TOBIAS AND THE ANGEL, a community opera, with music by Jonathan Dove, Words by David Lan, will open 11 Oct 2006 - 25 Oct 2006. Directed by John Fulljames, designed by Alexander Lowde, lighting by Bruno Poet, choreography by Ben Wright. At a time of turmoil, wise Tobit is struck blind. Suddenly penniless, he sends his son Tobias to reclaim an old debt. Tobias is afraid but a stranger arrives and offers to guide him ... 'An orchestra, a company of singers, a choir and two choruses drawn from Lambeth and Southwark accompany Tobias across mountains towards love and self-knowledge in this joyous musical tale. '

ENCHANTED PIG, music by Jonathan Dove, Words by Alasdair Middleton, will open 14 Dec 2006, following previews from 1 Dec - running to 27 Jan 2007. Directed by John Fulljames, designed by Dick Bird, lighting by Paul Anderson, choreography by Philippe Giradeau. When you’re a princess you expect a fairytale wedding. You don’t expect your husband to be hairy, smelly and a genuine pig. The pig, of course, is an enchanted prince but Flora loses him almost as soon as she finds him. Taking her fate into her own hands, she ventures to the ends of the earth and even into the sky until at last she frees him from the evil spell that binds him.

SOLDIER'S FORTUNE, by Thomas Otway, will open 22 Feb 2007, following previews from 15 Feb - running to 31 Mar 2007. Directed by David Lan, designed by Lizzie Clachan , lighting by Rick Fisher, choreography by Lynne Page, costumes by Joan Wadge, sound by Paul Groothuis, music by Tim Sutton. 1680. Beaugard and Courtine return to London from wars abroad – empty handed and disenchanted. Beaugard hits on a brilliant scheme to improve their fortunes. Clarinda, unhappily married to the aged, infatuated Sir Davey Dunce, concocts a plan to reverse her fortunes.

VERNON GOD LITTLE, by DBC Pierre, adapted by Tanya Ronder, will open 2 May 2007, following previews from 27 April - running to 9 June 2007. Directed by Rufus Norris, designed by Ian MacNeil, costumes by Nicky Gillibrand, sound by Paul Arditti . It’s Friday at the Sheriff’s office. Vernon sits in his underpants, staring at his Nike’s. His best friend Jesus went and killed all their classmates, then himself. Normal times just ran howling from town.


Maria Studio

LOVE AND MONEY, by Dennis Kelly, will open 16 Nov 2006, following previews from 21 Nov - running to 16 Dec 2006. Directed by Matthew Dunster, designed by Anna Fleischle, lighting by Lucy Carter, sound by Ian Dickinson, music by Olly Fox. David conducts an office romance by e-mail. He has love at his fingertips. But a shocking admission unravels his relationship piece by chilling piece. Jess loves David. She believes happiness can be bought – but it doesn’t come cheap in a world of easy credit. Jess and David’s ideal blend of love and money is killing them. This drama dares us to enter a dislocated world of bad debts and even worse desires.

GENERATIONS, by Debbie Tucker Green, will open 27 Feb 2007, following previews from 22 Feb 2007 - running to 10 Mar 2007. Directed by Sacha Wares, designed by Miriam Buether, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Arditti . Every life has a meaning. And every death. Accompanied by a gospel choir, this short play explodes with the intimate secrets of a family in South Africa today.


Both Maria & Clare Studio

The Big Brecht Fest: Four short, early plays by Bertolt Brecht. Performed as two double bills. Each play of each double bill is performed in a different theatre. The first play of each double bill is in The Maria Studio and the 2nd play in The Clare Studio.

RESPECTABLE WEDDING / THE JEWISH WIFE, by Bertolt Brecht: Translation by Rory Bremner / Translation by Martin Crimp , will open 4 April 2007, following previews from 29 March 2007 - running to 14 April 2007. Directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins / Katie Mitchell, designed by Ultz / Hildegard Bechtler. RESPECTABLE WEDDING: A gloriously comic account of the worst kind of family do. A Direct Action production / THE JEWISH WIFE: Berlin – the city of Jews. A woman reassures her friends and packs her life into a suitcase.

SENORA CARRAR'S RIFLES / HOW MUCH IS YOUR IRON? , by Bertolt Brecht: Translation by Biyi Bandele / Translation by Enda Walsh, will open 24 April 2007, following previews from 20 April 2007 - running to 5 May 2007. Directed by Paul Hunter / Orla O'Loughlin, designed by Ultz / Dick Bird . SENORA CARRAR'S RIFLES: Carrar must choose: protect her sons or back the resistance. A pocket political thriller. HOW MUCH IS YOUR IRON?: A mixture of cabaret and morality tale, a corrosive satire on the international arms trade. A Direct Action production

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