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A doll’s house

25 Jan – 23 Feb

2 – 20 Apr




a season in the congo 6 Jul – 10 Aug

4 May – 8 Jun


THE maria

THE maria

American LULU

Above me the wide blue sky


13 – 24 Sept

7 – 28 Mar

3 – 20 Apr

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in the world... Kafka’s Monkey has toured the world – to Sydney, Tokyo, Taiwan, Istanbul, Athens and Paris. It heads off now to New York for a season at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Fevered Sleep’s Above Me the Wide Blue Sky and Told by an Idiot’s My Perfect Mind play in the South West and the Midlands before coming to the Young Vic. The Opera Group / Young Vic smash hit Street Scene plays major opera houses in Paris and Barcelona. American Lulu plays in Austria and Scotland before arriving in London next September.

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Friday 25 january – SATURDAY 23 February 2013 A Young Vic and Royal Court co-production Part of World Stages London

by Yunior García Aguilera, Rotimi Babatunde, Marcos Barbosa, Tanya Barfield and Gbolahan Obisesan On their way to a feast, three sisters are separated at a crossroads by a trickster. To be reunited, they must undertake an incredible and mystical journey from 18th century Nigeria to Brazil, Cuba, the US and the UK in 2013. This epic production celebrates the magnificent Yoruba culture through story, live music and dazzling choreography. Directed by Rufus Norris (Cabaret, London Road, Vernon God Little) and written by five playwrights from across the world. Direction Rufus Norris Design Katrina lindsay Light PAULe CONSTABLE Video LYSANDER ASHTON for 59 productions Sound Paul arditti Choreography GEORGE cespedes Artistic Producer Elyse Dodgson Casting Amy Ball CDG


£10, £19.50, £25, £30 | Previews (25 - 31 Jan) £10, £19.50 Concessions available. Eligible for Season Savers.


Jan 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31 Feb 1 (7pm), 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

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Captioned: 18 Feb Audio described: 21 Feb | 020 7922 2923

Photo © Eric Richmond

Performances at 7.30pm Dates in bold at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

“If you ever see a production of the play, see this one” Sunday Telegraph

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tuesday 2 – saturday 20 april 2013


Henrik Ibsen English language version by Simon Stephens

‘An intense emotional thriller’ Sunday Express The Young Vic’s extraordinary sell-out hit returns. Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens (Punk Rock), director Carrie Cracknell (Elektra) and Tony Award winner Ian MacNeil (Billy Elliot) revive their ‘sexy, passionate interpretation’ (Evening Standard ) of Ibsen’s masterpiece for 3 weeks only. Hattie Morahan (‘a once-in-a-lifetime performance’ – Sunday Telegraph) and Dominic Rowan (‘superb’ – Time Out) return as Nora and Torvald in this rapturously received production. Direction Carrie Cracknell Design Ian MacNeil Costumes Gabrielle Dalton Light Guy Hoare Music Stuart Earl Sound David McSeveny Choreography Quinny Sacks Casting Julia Horan CDG


£10, £19.50, £25, £32.50 Concessions available. Eligible for Season Savers.

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Apr 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 Performances at 7.30pm Dates in bold at 2.30pm and 7.30pm | 020 7922 2923

Photo © Johan Persson

Captioned: 16 Apr Audio described: 18 Apr

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by Henrik

Ibsen In a new version by David Harrower

When Dr. Stockmann discovers that the waters of a new public spa are toxic, he expects gratitude and glory. But his revelation makes him the most hated man in town. How far will a man go to stand up for the truth? Ibsen’s timeless story of corruption and courage is revived in David Harrower’s powerful new version. Richard Jones directs following his smash hits at the Young Vic, Government Inspector and Annie Get Your Gun. Direction Richard jones Design miriam buether Costumes NICKY Gillibrand Light Mimi jordan sherin Casting julia horan CDG


£10, £19.50, £25, £32.50 | Previews (4 - 11 May) £10, £15, £19.50 Concessions available. Eligible for Season Savers.

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May 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13 (7pm), 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Jun 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Performances at 7.30pm Dates in bold at 2.30pm and 7.30pm Captioned: 4 June Audio described: 8 June | 020 7922 2923

joe wright - anna karenina & atonement directs olivier award winner chiwetel ejiofor

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Saturday 6 JULY – Saturday 10 AUGUST 2013


Aimé Césaire BAFTA Award-winning director Joe Wright (Anna Karenina, Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) directs Olivier Award winner Chiwetel Ejiofor (Othello at the Donmar Warehouse, Children of Men, Dirty Pretty Things) in the UK premiere of an epic retelling of a vibrant nation’s turbulent first year of freedom. Bursting with music and dance, this gripping drama charts the rise and fall of legendary leader Patrice Lumumba, whose passionate determination to free his people from Belgian rule inspired great courage and betrayal. Direction joe wright Design lizzie clachan Light jon clark Dramaturg Ruth little Casting Dixie Chassay


£10, £19.50, £25, £32.50 | Previews (6 - 15 Jul) £10, £15, £19.50 Concessions available. Eligible for Season Savers.

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Jul 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16 (7pm), 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31 Aug 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Performances at 7.30pm Dates in bold at 2.30pm and 7.30pm Captioned: 30 Jul Audio described: 2 Aug | 020 7922 2923

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friday 13 – tuesday 24 SEPTEMBER 2013 A The Opera Group, Young Vic, Scottish Opera & Bregenzer Festspiele co-production in association with the London Sinfonietta

Overall concept and interpretation of alban berg’s opera LULU by

OLGA Neuwirth

In 1950s New Orleans, a young dancer’s world is slowly torn apart by the jealous and controlling men and women desperate to be her lover. As the seductive and scarred Lulu looks back at her life, she faces a sordid history of sex, murder and suicide. For 8 performances only, this radical reworking of Alban Berg’s unfinished opera will transport audiences to the smoky jazz clubs of the Deep South against the backdrop of the civil rights movement. Composed by Olga Neuwirth (Lost Highway) and directed by John Fulljames (Street Scene). Direction JOHN FULLJAMES Conductor GERRY CORNELIUS Design MAGDA WILLI Video Finn Ross Light GUY HOARE

Tickets £10, £19.50, £25, £32.50 | Previews (13 Sept) £10, £15, £19.50 Concessions available. Eligible for Season Savers.


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Sept 13, 14 (7pm), 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24 Performances at 7.30pm Captioned: 23 Sept Audio described: 21 Sept | 020 7922 2923

THE Maria

THURSDAY 7 – THURSDAY 28 MARCH 2013 A Fevered Sleep/Young Vic co-production. Produced in association with Fuel. Co-commissioned by Live at LICA and Warwick Arts Centre

created by

fevered sleep

A man whose memories are carried by birds. A woman whose children have grown with the trees. A family whose garden is the fathomless ocean. If who we are and what we call home is interwoven with nature, what happens when everything starts to change? Performed within a stunning multi-screen film installation, with a soundscape of birdsong, electronic music and a new score for string quartet, Above Me The Wide Blue Sky draws together stories of love, loss and belonging from an everchanging world. A long awaited follow-up to their critically acclaimed On Ageing in 2010. The installation is open to ticket holders before and after the performance. Direction and Design David Harradine and SAM BUTLER Design Ali beale Light Hansjörg schmidt Music Jamie Mccarthy Sound Charles Webber Projection Design Will DUKE


£10, £19.50 Concessions available. Eligible for Season Savers.

Photo © Alexander Steiner


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Mar 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 (7pm), 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28 Performances at 7.45pm Dates in bold at 2.45pm and 7.45pm | 020 7922 2923

THE Maria

written by

WEDNESDAY 3 – Saturday 20 APRIL 2013 A Told by an Idiot, Young Vic and Drum Theatre Plymouth co-production

created by TOLD BY AN IDIOT Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge

Acclaimed classical actor Edward Petherbridge rehearsed the role of King Lear – then a major stroke left him barely able to move. As he struggled to recover, he made a discovery: the entire role of Lear still existed word for word in his mind. Directed by Kathryn Hunter and performed by Edward Petherbridge and Paul Hunter, this is a moving and comic exploration of the resilience of the human spirit.

Direction Kathryn hunter Design Michael vale

Light Alex wardle Sound gregory clarke

‘Their work is never less than sublime’ The Independent on Told by an Idiot


£10, £19.50 Concessions available. Eligible for Season Savers.

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Apr 3, 4, 5 (7pm), 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 | 020 7922 2923

Photo © Hugo Glendinning

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