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A YOUNG VIC AND CATHERINE SCHREIBER PRODUCTION

EXTENDED AT THE YOUNG VIC UNTIL 21 DEC 2013 Supported by


2014 SEASON

Happy days

a view from the bridge

23 Jan – 22 Feb

4 Apr – 24 May

A streetcar named desire

The Cherry orchard

Summer 2014

10 Oct – 29 Nov

the valley of astonishment

20 Jun – 12 Jul

Golem

9 Dec – 17 Jan

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Become a Friend Over the last three years, almost all of our performances have sold out well in advance. For just £35 (that’s less than £3 per month!) you can become a Friend and beat the queue for tickets. Call us on 020 7922 2923 to find out more.


JULIET STEVENSON as winnie in


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thursday 23 january – SATURDAY 22 February 2014

by Samuel Beckett Olivier award-winning stage and screen actress Juliet Stevenson (Truly Madly Deeply, Death and the Maiden) takes on one of the great roles in Samuel Beckett’s surreal masterpiece Happy Days, directed by Natalie Abrahami. Trapped in a scorched wasteland with her detached husband, Winnie keeps despair at bay with ritual, song and her trusty lipstick. But is our buoyant, hopeful heroine in denial of her ever-diminishing world? 50 years on this powerful tale of resilience – and of a woman’s ability to survive against overwhelming odds – still shocks and amazes. Direction Natalie Abrahami Design Vicki Mortimer Light Paule Constable Sound Tom Gibbons

With David Beames Juliet Stevenson

‘A hilarious account of extinction - only Beckett could have written this play’ The Sunday Times on Happy Days

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Friday 4 April – saturday 24 May 2014 Presented by arrangement with Joseph Weinberger Limited

by Arthur Miller The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. When one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. The visionary Ivo van Hove (Roman Tragedies) directs a stunning new production of this tragic masterpiece. Direction Ivo Van Hove Design and Light Jan Versweyveld Costumes An d’huys

‘As good as theatre gets - unmissable’ The Guardian on Ivo van Hove’s Roman Tragedies

‘His work is unique, raw, shocking, surprising, hilarious – everything you want theatre to be’

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Cate Blanchett on Ivo van Hove

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FriDAY 20 june – SATURDAY 12 July 2014 A C.I.C.T./Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord production co-produced by Theater for a New Audience, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Théâtre d’Arras, Warwick Arts Centre, Attiki Cultural Society, C.I.R.T. and Young Vic

directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne Imagine a world where every sound has a colour. Where every colour has a taste. Where the number 8 is a fat lady. This breathtaking new play explores the fascinating experiences of real people who see the world in a radically different light.

The Valley of Astonishment is a kaleidoscopic journey into the wonders of the human brain, inspired by years of neurological research, true stories and Farid Attar’s epic mystical poem The Conference of the Birds. Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne return to the Young Vic after their international hit The Suit. Direction Peter Brook and Marie-HélÈne Estienne Light Phillipe Vialatte With Kathryn Hunter Marcello Magni Jared McNeill William Nadylam

★★★★★ ‘Theatre as it should be.’


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The Telegraph on The Suit

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as Blanche DuBois


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Summer 2014

by Tennessee Williams “These are love-letters, yellowing with antiquity... poems a dead boy wrote. I hurt him the way that you would like to hurt me, but you can’t! I’m not young and vulnerable anymore.” Gillian Anderson stars as Blanche DuBois whose downward spiral collides with the visceral, animal Stanley, creating theatre’s most famous explosion of sexual tension. Benedict Andrews’ Three Sisters won the 2012 Critics’ Circle Best Director Award. Now he directs Tennessee Williams’ finest play. Direction Benedict Andrews Design Magda Willi Costumes Victoria Behr Light Jon Clark Sound Paul Arditti

★★★★ ‘Absurdly good’ ★★★★ ‘I was blown away’

Evening Standard on Benedict Andrews’ Three Sisters

Daily Mail on Benedict Andrews’ Three Sisters

Tickets

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£10, £19.50, £25, £35 Concessions available. Eligible for Season Savers.

SUMMER 2014 Dates to be confirmed soon. Tickets on sale to Friends now, by phone only. Buy your tickets now and choose your date later. You’ll be guaranteed your first choice of dates and your pick of seats - or your money back! Don’t want to be our Friend? Join our mailing list and you’ll be the first to know about public booking. A Young Vic / Joshua Andrews co-production

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Photo © Johan Persson

Performances


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friday 10 october – saturday 29 noveMBER 2014

by Anton Chekhov english language version by Simon Stephens Trailblazing director Katie Mitchell returns to the Young Vic with her signature lyricism to direct Anton Chekhov’s last and greatest play The Cherry Orchard. Vigorous and profound, this new version by Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens (A Doll’s House, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), is an anguished and heartbreaking love letter to a society in violent transition. Direction Katie Mitchell Design Vicki Mortimer Light James Farncombe Sound Gareth Fry

‘Her work is groundbreaking and brilliant’ The Guardian on Katie Mitchell

★★★★★ ‘Enthralling and Enchanting’ The Daily Telegraph on Katie Mitchell’s Written on Skin

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Tuesday 9 december 2014 – saturday 17 january 2015 A 1927, Salzburg Festival, Théâtre de la Ville Paris and Young Vic co-production

created by 1927 The danger lies not in machine becoming more like man but in man becoming more like machine. Following the smash hit The Animals and Children took to the Streets, this UK premiere from 1927 is one of the most anticipated new shows of 2014. Blending stunningly original animation with entrancing music and live performance, Golem explores one of the great questions of the modern world - what happens when mankind and machines become inextricably intertwined? Directed and written by Suzanne Andrade Film, animation and design by Paul Barritt Music by Lillian Henley Associate direction and design by Esme Appleton

★★★★

‘Jaw-droppingly clever and gloriously subversive’ The Guardian on The Animals and Children took to the Streets

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Image by 1927

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young vic/the guardian

short films

Just can’t get enough of the Young Vic? Or can’t get to London to see the great shows playing on our three stages? Check out our fourth stage from the comfort of your own home and watch our brilliant short films, produced with The Guardian and inspired by our main house shows.

CONNECTION featuring Jude Law inspired by Belarus Free Theatre

BED TRICK featuring Sinead Matthews & Monica Dolan inspired by The Changeling

NORA featuring Hattie Morahan inspired by A Doll’s House

EPITHET featuring Patrick Stewart inspired by Bingo

WATCH NOW

Online at www.youngvic.org/YVshorts

supports digital engagement at the Young Vic.


‘The sexiest theatre in London.’ Time Out

It’s our audience that makes us ‘the sexiest theatre’ at least as much as our shows - the buzz in the bar, the action in the auditorium, the conversation on The Cut. As a Broadway producer wrote to me after A Season in the Congo: “I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed an audience so much – the most diverse and engaged and intelligent group I’ve ever seen in a theatre.” One of the reasons is the range of cheap tickets we offer. £10 tickets for every show - for everyone. Half our seats go for £20 or less. Big discounts for young people, schools, disabled and older people. We like to say that we’re ‘the home you never knew you had’. It doesn't cost much to find out if it's true. David Lan


Calling all superheroes Alongside all our Main House shows we offer local state schools: 5% of our tickets for free free in-school workshops with the show’s assistant director free on-stage workshops with the assistant director and Young Vic production staff resource packs to give an insight into the show’s rehearsal process and themes Also, twice a year, we run our free Schools Theatre Festivals, one uniquely for pupils with special educational needs. These offer young people the opportunity to make theatre at the Young Vic. ‘I think I’ve learnt a lot. One thing is to get something right you need to be committed and encouraged to achieve. I think this is one of my greatest achievements’. – Student, Schools Theatre Festival ‘The Young Vic opens up new experiences to our young people; supporting their academic development and inspiring them to be the next generation of theatre goers – this work is so important.’ – Teacher, Forest Hill School

Will you help us to keep offering these fantastic opportunities to young people? You could provide: £5 for rehearsal scripts for young people, £10 to fund a school ticket, £50 to fund a vital prop for their performance, or £100 to fund a week’s rehearsals with a professional director for a school.

Help us keep up this exciting work by donating any amount at youngvic.org/support-us.


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Freshly prepared, delicious, and right here. bar@thecutbar.com / 020 7928 4400


“I don’t want realism. I want magic! ” A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams

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