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2016 SEASON CONCEIVED BY

JANE HORROCKS COLLINS

AND ALETTA

10 Mar – 16 Apr

DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY

ALETTA COLLINS

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BY AMIRI

6 – 16 Apr

BARAKA OLA INCE

DIRECTION

BY JOE

12 May – 18 Jun

PENHALL

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MATTHEW XIA

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28 Jul – 10 Sep

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3 – 24 Sep

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MARK DORNFORD-MAY ADAPTED BY

BASED ON THE BOOK BY

ISANGO ENSEMBLE

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NEW TRANSLATION BY

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28 Oct – 26 Nov

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25 Nov – 14 Jan 2017 BY MOSS

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THURSDAY 10 MARCH – SATURDAY 16 APRIL 2016

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CONCEIVED BY JANE AND ALETTA

HORROCKS COLLINS

Featuring the music of The Smiths, Joy Division, The Human League, The Buzzcocks, Soft Cell, New Order and more. Jane Horrocks stars in an extraordinary new show - part gig, part dance piece. Jane sings her own gritty and soulful versions of the new wave music she grew up with in the North West. Featuring gorgeously evocative choreography by Aletta Collins, a company of brilliant dancers and a fabulous live band playing an unforgettable soundtrack. with FABIENNE DÉBARRE CONOR DOYLE DANIEL HAY-GORDON JANE HORROCKS KIPPER MARK NEARY LORENA RANDI RAT SCABIES MICHAEL WALTERS

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Photography by Andrew Whitton

Direction and choreography ALETTA COLLINS Musical producer and arrangements KIPPER Design BUNNY CHRISTIE Light ANDREAS FUCHS Sound PAUL ARDITTI Video TIM REID

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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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 Casting JULIA HORAN CDG

with DANIEL KALUUYA LUKE NORRIS

“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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THURSDAY 28 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 powerful 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 Design LIZZIE CLACHAN Costume ALICE BABIDGE Casting JULIA HORAN CDG

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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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THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2016

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A Young Vic and Isango Ensemble Production co-produced by the Royal Opera House and the Repons Foundation

BASED ON THE BOOK BY JONNY ADAPTED BY

STEINBERG ISANGO ENSEMBLE

The true story of one refugee’s epic quest across Africa, brought to life with music from the world-renowned Isango Ensemble. Asad is a young Somali refugee with a painful past, miraculously good luck and a brilliant head for business. After years in a refugee camp and then learning to hustle in the streets of Ethiopia, he sets off for the promised land of South Africa. But when he arrives, he discovers the violent reality of life in the townships - and his adventures really begin. The critically-acclaimed South African Isango Ensemble return to the Young Vic after the Olivier Award-winning The Magic Flute. This adaptation of Jonny Steinberg’s riveting book is told through roof-lifting songs and dance accompanied on the marimba. A collaboration with the Royal Opera House. Direction MARK DORNFORD-MAY Conductor MANDISI DYANTYIS Musical Direction MANDISI DYANTYIS & PAULINE MALEFANE Movement LUNGELO NGAMLANA Light MANNIE MANIM

PAULINE MALEFANE BONGIWE MAPASSA ZANELE MBATHA KATLEGO MMUSI ZOLEKA MPOTSHA BUSISIWE NGEJANE SONWABO NTSHATA LUVO RASEMENI MASAKANE SOTAYISI LUVO TAMBA AYANDA TIKOLO

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“AN EXTRAORDINARILY THRILLING ENSEMBLE” LA Times

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FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2016 – SATURDAY 14 JANUARY 2017

MAIN HOUSE

BY MOSS

HART AND GEORGE S. KAUFMAN CHRISTOPHER HART

ADAPTED BY

Hollywood, 1930.The first-ever talking motion picture is a smash hit. Suddenly every actor needs a voice.Three New Yorkers head west to open an elocution school. But in a city heaving with clueless ingénues, all-powerful studio moguls and neurotic screenwriters, success is trickier than it sounds. Misadventures abound. Our three heroes vie to become the next big thing in Tinsel Town. Olivier Award-winning Richard Jones directs this Broadway classic. Direction RICHARD JONES Design HYEMI SHIN Costume NICKY GILLIBRAND Casting JULIA HORAN CDG

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WINNER OF THE 2015 GEORGE DEVINE AWARD

WEDNESDAY 6 – SATURDAY 16 APRIL 2016

THE CLARE

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

BY AMIRI

BARAKA

“YOU DON’T KNOW ANYTHING EXCEPT WHAT’S THERE FOR YOU TO SEE. AN ACT. NOT THE PURE HEART, THE PUMPING BLACK HEART”

BY

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 the Royal Court, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Latitude Festival, Sheffield Crucible and the Yard Theatre.

Lula and Clay meet on the subway on an oppressively hot New York day. Flirtation and conversation quickly turn to violent attraction. As the train ride comes to an explosive end, who will make it out unscathed? Dutchman exposes the traumatic black experience and the reality of modern race relations. Amiri Baraka’s cry of rage, written in 1964, is as crucial today as when it was first performed to critical acclaim off Broadway. Directed by Ola Ince, winner of a 2016 Genesis Future Directors Award. Direction OLA INCE Design ALEX LOWDE Light ANNA WATSON Sound ISOBEL WALLER-BRIDGE Casting CHARLOTTE SUTTON

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Direction GBOLAHAN OBISESAN Design JOANNA SCOTCHER Light AZUSA ONO Sound ADRIENNE QUARTLY Casting AMY BALL

“DUTCHMAN IS DESIGNED TO SHOCK – ITS BASIC IDEA, ITS LANGUAGE AND ITS MURDEROUS RAGE”

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SATURDAY 3 – SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2016

THE MARIA

A Young Vic, HOME and Les Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg co-production

BY RYSZARD

FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER – SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2016

THE MARIA

A Lyric Theatre Belfast / Young Vic co-production

´ NSKI ´ KAPUSCI TEEVAN

BY

ADAPTED BY COLIN

“HIS MAJESTY KNEW THAT A JOKE WAS A DANGEROUS FORM OF OPPOSITION” Master of transformation Kathryn Hunter brings to life an extraordinary fable of corruption, avarice and the collapse of absolute power. A world premiere based on the astonishing book by legendary journalist Ryszard Kapus´cin´ski, from the team that brought you Kafka’s Monkey. Hunter creates a mesmerising cast of characters, all servants to a despotic ruler on the brink of downfall. In a kingdom obsessed with title and tradition, the lowly and the loyal have incredible stories to tell. Direction WALTER MEIERJOHANN Design TI GREEN Video LOUIS PRICE Light MIKE GUNNING

with KATHRYN HUNTER

Parents-to-be Kurt and Martha just want the best for their baby. They’re not afraid of hard work - the latest buggy doesn’t come cheap. But when Kurt’s boss offers him a chance to make some easy money with a mysterious side job, his rashness catches up with him. Conor McPherson has written a powerful new version of the German classic. A fable about the moral and environmental cost of our materialistic nesting instincts, directed by Ian Rickson. Direction IAN RICKSON

“KROETZ IS AN EXCEPTIONAL DRAMATIST” The Guardian

“CONOR MCPHERSON IS THE FINEST PLAYWRIGHT OF HIS GENERATION”

“STUNNING - A MAGICAL ELEGANCE” John Updike, New Yorker on The Emperor

“MS. HUNTER’S PERFORMANCE IS PERHAPS THE MOST PHYSICALLY REMARKABLE I’VE EVER SEEN ON A STAGE.” The New York Times on Kafka’s Monkey

New York Times

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WEDNESDAY 16 – SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2016

THE CLARE

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.

BY

debbie tucker green

Sex, money and power. For some women, financial freedom comes at a painful price. Worlds collide at an idyllic Caribbean resort as three very different women unravel the lies that bind them together in the name of fair trade. debbie tucker green’s darkly humorous play about the costs of sex is directed by Bryony Shanahan, winner of a 2016 Genesis Future Directors Award. Direction BRYONY SHANAHAN

“SHORT, SHARP AND PUNGENT THEATRE… SHE MAKES YOU HANG ON EVERY WORD” The Guardian on debbie tucker green

THE DEPARTURE Photo © David Sandison

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

MAYDAY

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

COLUMBITE TANTALITE

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

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

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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

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TAKING PART AT THE YOUNG VIC Our Taking Part team engage with over 11,000 people a year. Each year we produce ‘parallel productions’ and community shows inspired by our program. We run a wide range of projects including skills based workshops as well as offering a chance to perform on one of our stages. All this is free and we offer young people and our neighbours free tickets to all our shows.

the home you didn’t know you had Produce a ‘parallel production’ based on Yerma with young people from Southwark and Lambeth.

DURING 2016 WE WILL Explore the music by which people define themselves with pupils from local schools in response to If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me.

Create 2 productions in response to Blue/Orange. The first with our neighbours will feature a local cast of multi-linguists, people with Tourette’s Syndrome and BSL users. The second will be created with deaf children.

Create a community show with homeless people from across London in response to A Man Of Good Hope.

We couldn’t produce any of this work without the generosity of our supporters. To find out how you can help ensure its future and keep it free for all participants, please visit www.youngvic.org/support-us

For information about our many other projects and how you can get involved, please visit www.youngvic.org/taking-part

Photos © Helen Murray

Run schools workshops based on Cuttin’ It working alongside anti-FGM charity ‘28 Too Many’.


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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Help us continue to produce great work and offer free tickets and activities to our neighbours. Tell your local MP that you believe in funding for the arts, and visit www.youngvic.org/support-us to learn more.

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