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2016 SEASON Season savers

BY

11 Dec 2015 – 9 Jan 2016

MIKE BARTLETT DIRECTION

CLARE LIZZIMORE

SEE MORE AT THE YOUNG VIC AND SAVE! Book tickets for any 3 shows in the same order and save 20%. Offer excludes £10 tickets and previews. Some shows not eligible.

ADAPTATION AND DIRECTION

3 – 27 Feb

PETER BROOK AND MARIE-HÉLÈNE ESTIENNE

BY EIMEAR

ALL SHOWS HAVE TICKETS FROM £10!

17 Feb – 26 Mar

ANNIE RYAN

£10 seats are available for all our productions – but they sell out quickly.

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MCBRIDE

ADAPTATION AND DIRECTION

CONCEIVED BY

10 Mar – 16 Apr

JANE HORROCKS COLLINS

AND ALETTA

DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY

ALETTA COLLINS

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BY JOE

12 May – 18 Jun

MATTHEW XIA

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PENHALL

DIRECTION

BY CHARLENE

20 May – 11 Jun

JAMES

DIRECTION

GBOLAHAN OBISESAN

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BY SIMON

29 Jul – 10 Sept

AFTER FEDERICO

STONE GARCÍA LORCA

DIRECTION

SIMON STONE


WEDNESDAY 3 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2016

MAIN HOUSE

A C.I.C.T. - Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord production Co-produced by Young Vic; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; PARCO Co. Ltd / Tokyo; Grotowski Institute; Singapore Repertory Theater; Théâtre de Liège and C.I.R.T.

BASED ON THE MAHABHARATA AND THE PLAY BY JEAN-CLAUDE ADAPTATION PETER

CARRIÈRE BROOK AND MARIE-HÉLÈNE ESTIENNE

Destruction never approaches weapon in hand. It comes slyly, on tiptoe, making you see bad in good and good in bad. The internationally renowned team of Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne and Jean-Claude Carrière revisit the great Indian epic the Mahabharata 30 years after Brook’s legendary production took world theatre by storm. The devastation of war is tearing the Bharata family apart.The new king must unravel a mystery: how can he live with himself in the face of the devastation and massacres that he has caused. An immense canvas in miniature, this central section of the ancient text is timeless and contemporary, asking how we can find inner peace in a world riven with conflict. Direction PETER BROOK & MARIE-HÉLÈNE ESTIENNE Music TOSHI TSUCHITORI Costume ORIA PUPPO Light PHILIPPE VIALATTE

With CAROLE KAREMERA JARED MCNEILL ERY NZARAMBA SEAN O’CALLAGHAN TOSHI TSUCHITORI

TICKETS

£10, £19.50, £27.50, £35 | Previews (3 and 4 Feb) £19.50, £10 Audio Description – 13 Feb 2.30pm. Captioned – 22 Feb 7.30pm Concessions available. Eligible for Season Savers.

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THURSDAY 10 MARCH – SATURDAY 16 APRIL 2016

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CONCEIVED BY JANE AND ALETTA

HORROCKS COLLINS

Jane Horrocks stars in this world premiere of a show unlike any you’ve seen. Part gig, part dance piece, at its heart nation’s favourite Jane Horrocks sings her own gritty and soulful versions of the new wave music she grew up with in the Northwest. With gorgeously evocative choreography by director Aletta Collins, a company of brilliant dancers and a fabulous live band, If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me follows a woman’s life through desire, love, motherhood and loss. An unforgettable evening at the theatre with the energy of the best night out you’ve ever had. Direction and choreography ALETTA COLLINS Musical producer and arrangements KIPPER Design BUNNY CHRISTIE Light ANDREAS FUCHS

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The lyrics If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me are reproduced for the title of this production by kind permission of Marc Almond.

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THURSDAY 12 MAY – SATURDAY 18 JUNE 2016

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BY JOE

PENHALL

Christopher has been confined to a psychiatric ward for a month. He wants out.The problem is he still thinks oranges are blue. His doctor, convinced he needs help, wants to section him.The senior consultant thinks it’s all a question of culture: at home in Shepherd’s Bush Christopher will be amongst ‘people who think just like him’. And besides, it costs taxpayer money to keep Christopher in care. Race, ethics, sanity and prejudice collide in Joe Penhall’s exquisitely sharp ‘state of the nation’ classic. Matthew Xia directs this Olivier Award-winning play, as timely now as it ever was. Direction MATTHEW XIA Design JEREMY HERBERT Light ADAM SILVERMAN Sound CAROLYN DOWNING Movement JOSEPH ALFORD

“THIS IS THE MOST THRILLING AND CRUCIAL PLAY IN LONDON” The Guardian on Blue/Orange

“MATTHEW XIA’S METICULOUSLY DETAILED AND WONDERFULLY ACTED PRODUCTION GRIPS THROUGHOUT” The Telegraph on Sizwe Banzi is Dead

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£10, £20, £29, £35 | Previews (12 – 18 May) £20, £10 Audio Description – 4 Jun 2.30pm. Captioned – 9 Jun 7.30pm Concessions available. Eligible for Season Savers.

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FRIDAY 29 JULY – SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2016

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BY SIMON

STONE AFTER FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA

Simon Stone’s version of Ibsen’s The Wild Duck was a sensation at the Barbican last year. Now he writes and directs his first original work for the UK: a new version of Federico García Lorca’s masterpiece Yerma. This achingly painful story of a young woman desperate to become a mother expresses the anguish of a society battling to free itself from its past. Simon Stone’s new version re-imagines Lorca’s original for London today. Direction SIMON STONE

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“A RADICAL ADAPTATION... A SEARING MODERN-DAY TRAGEDY” The Times on The Wild Duck

“STONE’S GONE STRAIGHT FOR THE JUGULAR AND GIVEN IBSEN’S TEXT A NEWFOUND FIERCENESS AND MUSCULARITY” Time Out Sydney on The Wild Duck

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£10, £20, £29, £35 | Previews (29 Jul – 3 Aug) £20, £10 Audio Description – 20 Aug 2.30pm. Captioned – 1 Sep 7.30pm. Concessions available. Eligible for Season Savers.

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OLIVIER AWARD WINNER 2015

FRIDAY 11 DECEMBER 2015 – SATURDAY 9 JANUARY 2016

THE MARIA

A Supporting Wall / Young Vic co-production Originally produced by Sheffield Theatres

FRINGE FIRST AWARD WINNER 2015

WEDNESDAY 17 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 26 MARCH 2016

THE MARIA

The Corn Exchange at Young Vic in association with Cusack Projects Limited

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AWARD 2015

BY EIMEAR BY

MIKE BARTLETT

A razor-sharp play that walks the fine line between office politics and playground bullying. Bull offers ringside seats as three employees fight to keep their jobs. Following a sold-out run and an Olivier Award, Clare Lizzimore’s riveting production of Mike Bartlett’s exhilarating play returns for a limited run. Direction CLARE LIZZIMORE Design SOUTRA GILMOUR

Light PETER MUMFORD Sound CHRISTOPHER SHUTT

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‘BRILLIANT, UNFLINCHING AND VERY FUNNY’ Financial Times

MCBRIDE ADAPTATION ANNIE RYAN

A fearless, unflinching portrait of one girl’s turbulent journey into an adult world. Fraught family relationships, dangerous intimate liaisons and dark moments of exploitation form a fascinating, fast-paced ride through a complex mind. Aoife Duffin performs with electric urgency. Annie Ryan’s spellbinding adaptation of Eimear McBride’s best-selling novel gets its London premiere. Direction ANNIE RYAN Music and Sound MEL MERCIER Design LIAN BELL Light SINÉAD WALLACE Costume KATE CROWLEY

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‘A COURAGEOUSLY FEMINIST PRODUCTION’ The Guardian

Age guidelines: 14+, 16+ for school groups.

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The Sunday Independent

‘A MEMORABLE EVENING OF PURE THEATRE’

£25 | Previews (11 – 14 Dec) £10 Ringside Standing tickets £10 Get even closer to the action with a Ringside Standing ticket for just £10, available for every performance. Audio Description – 9 Jan 3pm. Captioned – 21 Dec 8pm. Concessions available. Not eligible for Season Savers.

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WINNER OF THE 2015 GEORGE DEVINE AWARD

FRIDAY 20 MAY 2016 – SATURDAY 11 JUNE 2016

THE MARIA

A Young Vic/Royal Court Theatre co-production with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Sheffield Theatres and The Yard Theatre

ALFRED FAGON AWARD WINNER

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THE YOUNG VIC ELSEWHERE A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE ON BROADWAY

CHARLENE JAMES

Teenagers Muna and Iqra get the same bus to school but they’ve never really spoken. Muna wears TopShop and sits on the top deck gossiping about Nicki Minaj’s latest beef, while Iqra sits alone downstairs in her charity shop hand-me-downs. They were both born in Somalia but come from different worlds. But as they get closer, they realise that their families share a painful secret. Tackling the urgent issue of FGM in Britain, Charlene James’ devastating new play reveals the price some girls pay to become a woman. Cuttin’ It will also play at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, Sheffield Crucible and the Yard Theatre.

LYCEUM THEATRE, NEW YORK 21 OCT 2015 – 21 FEB 2016 The Olivier Award-winning A View from the Bridge plays on Broadway following sold-out runs at the Young Vic and the West End, with a stellar cast led by Mark Strong.

MACBETH ON TOUR

Direction GBOLAHAN OBISESAN Design JOANNA SCOTCHER

BIRMINGHAM REPERTORY THEATRE 26 – 30 JAN 2016

Age guidelines: 14+, 16+ for school groups

TICKETS

HOME, MANCHESTER 2 – 6 FEB 2016

£10, £20, £25 | Previews (20 – 25 May) £10 Captioned – 7 Jun 7.45pm. Concessions available. Eligible for Season Savers.

After its London premiere at the Young Vic, Carrie Cracknell and Lucy Guerin’s production heads to Birmingham and Manchester.

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Benedict Andrews’ award-winning HHHHH production of Tennessee Williams’ finest play heads to New York for a strictly limited run.

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TAKING PART AT THE YOUNG VIC

YOUNG VIC SHORT FILMS With some of the most exciting artists in British theatre - in partnership with and - we produce short films inspired by our productions.

THE DEPARTURE Photo © David Sandison

A film by Gillian Anderson, inspired by Benedict Andrews’ acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire.

MAYDAY Photos © Helen Murray

Our work with young people and our local communities is a major part of our artistic life. At a deep level, it complements and enhances each of the shows we produce.

Our Taking Part team engage with over 11,000 people a year. We offer young people and our neighbours free tickets to all our shows. We run a wide range of projects, from skills-based workshops to a chance to perform on one of our stages. All our projects are free.

Each year we produce parallel productions and community shows inspired by our programme and led by professional creative teams from our Directors & Designers Network.

During our 2016 season we will be working with young people from two local schools exploring the music that defines them and their parents, inspired by If You Kiss Me Kiss Me. We will have two productions in response to Blue/Orange, the first will be created with children with special educational needs and disabilities and our second will be created with our local community around the different ways we communicate. We are also looking forward to creating a parallel production of Yerma in summer 2016.

We think of the Young Vic as ‘the home you didn’t know you had’. Taking Part is one of the ways in which we keep our doors wide open. To find out more, please visit www.youngvic.org/taking-part

Natalie Abrahami directs Juliet Stevenson in a film inspired by her ground-breaking production of Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days.

COLUMBITE TANTALITE

Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, inspired by his performance as Patrice Lumumba in A Season in the Congo.

CONNECTION

Inspired by the work of Belarus Free Theatre. Written by Nikolai Khalezin and Laura Wade, directed by Vladimir Scherban, starring Jude Law.

NORA

Inspired by Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Written by Nick Payne and Carrie Cracknell, directed by Carrie Cracknell, starring Hattie Morahan.

WATCH FREE NOW ON youngvic.org and theguardian.com

NEW FILMS COMING SOON IN 2016


THE BEST THEATRE IN London

Last year almost all our shows sold out. Even so, to meet our artistic ambitions, we need funding from Arts Council England and support from people like you to keep creating great shows and to keep ticket prices low.

Daily Telegraph

Some of the amazing things we could not have done in 2014/15 without public investment. our work was seen around the UK by tens of thousands and we worked with 5 regional co-producers around the country

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282,081 schools and community groups collaborated with us

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561 performances of 16 productions at the Young Vic and in the West End

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“YOU THINK… I’M THINKING SOMEONE ELSE’S THOUGHTS? WHOSE THOUGHTS?” Blue/Orange, Act 2

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