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BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE DIRECTION JOE HILL-GIBBINS

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BY BERTOLT BRECHT DIRECTION JOE WRIGHT

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THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 1 APRIL

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BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Dark fantasies and nightmarish visions unfold in this bold take on Shakespeare’s unparalleled tale of love, betrayal and desire. Director Joe Hill-Gibbins teams up with designer Johannes Schütz (Three Sisters) to dive into the subconscious of Shakespeare’s masterpiece. Direction JOE HILL-GIBBINS Design and Light JOHANNES SCHÜTZ Costumes MICHAELA BARTH Sound PAUL ARDITTI Dramaturgy ZOË SVENDSEN Arrangements and Musical Direction HARVEY BROUGH Movement JENNY OGILVIE Casting AMY BALL

With OLIVER ALVIN-WILSON GEOFF AYMER LEO BILL SAM COX JOHN DAGLEISH MICHAEL GOULD AARON HEFFERNAN ANASTASIA HILLE LLOYD HUTCHINSON ANNA MADELEY DOUGGIE MCMEEKIN MELANIE PAPPENHEIM JEMIMA ROOPER MATTHEW STEER

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SATURDAY 6 MAY – SATURDAY 24 JUNE

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BY BERTOLT BRECHT

TRANSLATION BY JOHN WILLETT

‘JOE WRIGHT DAZZLES’

The Guardian on Anna Karenina

BAFTA Award-winning film director Joe Wright (Atonement, Anna Karenina) returns to the Young Vic after his celebrated production of A Season in the Congo, with Brendan Cowell in the title role following his acclaimed performance in Yerma. Galileo makes an explosive discovery about the universe with his new invention – the telescope. The establishment is in an uproar over his powerful challenge to their worldview and their entrenched religious beliefs. Brecht’s masterpiece will be performed in-the-round on a stunning set designed by Lizzie Clachan (Yerma, A Season in the Congo) and with projections by 59 Productions (Feast, War Horse). Direction JOE WRIGHT Design LIZZIE CLACHAN Video LYSANDER ASHTON FOR 59 PRODUCTIONS Light JON CLARK Sound TOM GIBBONS

Puppet Direction SARAH WRIGHT Dramaturg SARAH TIPPLE Casting JULIA HORAN CDG Cast includes BRENDAN COWELL

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£10, £20, £29, £38 | Previews (6 – 15 May) £10, £20 Audio Description – 7 June 2.30pm. Captioned – 20 June 7.30pm Concessions available. Eligible for Season Savers. Lucky Dip tickets available.

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WEDNESDAY 26 JULY – THURSDAY 31 AUGUST

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BY SIMON STONE AFTER FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA

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‘AN EXTRAORDINARY THEATRICAL TRIUMPH’ The Times

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‘A SHATTERINGLY POWERFUL REINVENTION OF A FAMILIAR CLASSIC’ The Independent

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The Observer, Evening Standard, Metro, Mail on Sunday, The Sun, iNews

2016’s biggest hit returns for a strictly limited run. The extraordinary Billie Piper plays Her, a woman driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child. Simon Stone creates a radical new production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. Direction SIMON STONE Design LIZZIE CLACHAN Costumes ALICE BABIDGE Light JAMES FARNCOMBE Music & Sound STEFAN GREGORY Video JACK HENRY JAMES Casting JULIA HORAN CDG

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£10, £20, £29, £38 | Previews (26 – 28 July) £10, £20 Audio Description – 26 August 2.30pm. Captioned – 24 August 7.30pm. Concessions available. Eligible for Season Savers. Lucky Dip tickets available.

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THURSDAY 14 SEPTEMBER– SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER

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BY ARTHUR KOPIT

‘JULIET STEVENSON IS FAULTLESS – A BLAZING PERFORMANCE’ The Daily Telegraph on Happy Days

Juliet Stevenson takes on yet another extraordinary role. Emily was a fiercely independent woman, an aviator and a wingwalker, until a stroke destroyed her sense of reality. Fragments of her life come together as she struggles to find her voice and herself. The hugely successful collaborators from Happy Days reunite for this London premiere directed by Natalie Abrahami. Direction NATALIE ABRAHAMI Design MICHAEL LEVINE Light GUY HOARE Sound GARETH FRY Movement ANNA MORRISSEY Casting JULIA HORAN CDG

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MONDAY 13 – SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER

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Actors Touring Company, Young Vic and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh production

BY AESCHYLUS NEW VERSION BY DAVID GREIG

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‘AN EPIC, FEMINIST PROTEST SONG’ The Guardian

“IF WE HELP, WE INVITE TROUBLE. IF WE DON’T, WE INVITE SHAME.” Fifty women leave everything behind to board a boat in North Africa and flee across the Mediterranean. They are escaping forced marriage, hoping for protection and assistance, seeking asylum in Greece. Written 2,500 years ago, one of the world’s oldest plays speaks to us through the ages with startling resonance for our troubled times. Featuring a chorus of local women from London, this is part play, part ritual. Director Ramin Gray unearths an electric connection to the deepest and most mysterious ideas of humanity – who are we, where do we belong and if all goes wrong – who will take us in? Direction RAMIN GRAY Music JOHN BROWNE Choreography SASHA MILAVIC DAVIES Design LIZZIE CLACHAN Light CHARLES BALFOUR

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With CALLUM ARMSTRONG OSCAR BATTERHAM BEN BURTON OMAR EBRAHIM GEMMA MAY REES

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£10, £20, £29, £38 | Previews (13 – 15 November) £10, £20 Audio Description – 18 November 2.30pm. Captioned – 23 November 7.30pm. Concessions available. Eligible for Season Savers. Lucky Dip tickets available.

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SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 4 MARCH

THE MARIA

WEDNESDAY 5 – SATURDAY 15 JULY

THE MARIA

A Young Vic, Look Left Look Right and HighTide co-production

An Amer Hlehel, Young Vic and Shubbak Festival co-production.

CREATED BY MIMI POSKITT, MOLLY TAYLOR AND THE COMPANY

A daring new show created with and performed by sex workers. Instructions for Safety in the Sex Workplace 1. Don’t give out your real name 2. Always carry protection 3. Get the money first London sex workers share their painful, touching and often hilarious stories. Male, female and transgender, they are teachers, cleaners and parents. Behind closed doors they’re also paid to make their clients feel good - in all sorts of ways. Some do it for the money, some for love, some for unexpected reasons... Text MOLLY TAYLOR Direction MIMI POSKITT Design KATRINA LINDSAY Light MIKE GUNNING Sound EMMA LAXTON Music TOM PARKINSON Movement VICKI MANDERSON

BY AMER HLEHEL TRANSLATION BY AMIR NIZAR ZUABI

ALL MY LIFE, NOTHING CAME EASY. NOT EVEN BECOMING A POET. A lyrical story of the life of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali, written and performed by Amer Hlehel.

With ADORABLE B BETH DEE FLYNT GOVERNESS ELIZABETH JANE PAN PETER RIC LONDON ON ZARIYA SEAS

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Amir Nizar Zuabi (The Beloved, I Am Yusuf and This Is My Brother), founder of celebrated theatre company ShiberHur, returns to the Young Vic to direct this London premiere. Direction AMIR NIZAR ZUABI Light MUAZ JUBEH Music HABIB SHEHADEH HANNA

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Sat 8 – Sat 15 July £20 | Previews (5 – 6 July) £10 Audio Description – 12 July 2.45pm. Captioned – 10 July 7.45pm. Concessions available.

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WEDNESDAY 19 – SATURDAY 29 JULY

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THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 23 DECEMBER

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A Unity Theatre and Riksteatern co-production, with Young Vic

An Áine Flanagan Productions, Seiriol Davies and Young Vic co-production

NINA

DEVISED BY THE COMPANY BOOK, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY SEIRIOL DAVIES

A STORY ABOUT ME & NINA SIMONE

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‘THIS MUSICAL ABOUT A CROSS-DRESSING MARQUESS IS A WORK OF GENIUS’ Daily Telegraph

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‘A SEARING TRIBUTE RESTARTS SIMONE’S REVOLUTION’

‘GLEEFUL, LUDICROUS - A LARKY COLLISION OF GILBERT & SULLIVAN AND MONTY PYTHON’

The Guardian

Time Out

Backed by a brilliant band, Josette Bushell-Mingo mixes story and song as she draws together tales from the life of Nina Simone, her own extraordinary career and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The 5th Marquis of Anglesey was one of the world’s wealthiest men until he lost it all by being too damn fabulous. A riches-to-rags story becomes a hilarious, ripped-up musical in an outrageous performance by Seiriol Davies and the company.

Direction DRITËRO KASAPI Design ROSA MAGGIORA Light MATT HASKINS Musical Direction SHAPOR BASTANSIAR Dramaturgy CHRISTINA ANDERSON

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Direction ALEX SWIFT Design VERITY QUINN Light DAN SAGGARS Musical Direction DYLAN TOWNLEY Dramaturgy EVE LEIGH

With MATTHEW BLAKE SEIRIOL DAVIES DYLAN TOWNLEY

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Sat 22 – Wed 26 July £20 | Thur 27 – Sat 29 July £25 Previews (19 – 20 July) £10 Audio Description – 26 July 7.45pm. Captioned – 24 July 7.45pm. BSL – 28 July 7.45pm. Concessions available.

Wed 6 – Sat 16 Dec £20 | Mon 18 – Sat 23 Dec £25 Previews (30 Nov – 4 Dec) £10 Audio Description – 20 Dec 2.45pm. Captioned – 7 Dec 7.45pm. Concessions available.

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THE CLARE

The Genesis Foundation has supported the Young Vic for nearly 15 years, including the Young Vic’s Directors Program since its inception. The Genesis Foundation is pleased to fund the Genesis Fellow and Genesis Fellow Production Fund, the Genesis Future Directors Awards and the Genesis Directors Network at the Young Vic.

WEDNESDAY 15 – SATURDAY 25 MARCH

BY ANTON CHEKHOV TRANSLATION BY MICHAEL FRAYN

Happy wife, happy life? With mortgages to pay and sickly fathers to care for, Chekhov’s heroines are in a bind. They’ve got to coolly weigh up the practical benefits of marriage against their true feelings.

GENESIS FOUNDATION Established by John Studzinski, the Genesis Foundation works in partnership with the leaders of prestigious UK arts organisations such as the Royal Court, The Sixteen, the Young Vic and LAMDA. Its largest funding commitment is to programmes that support directors, playwrights, musicians and actors in the early stages of their professional lives.

Our usual assumptions about love and marriage unravel in this bold new production of two of Chekhov’s wryest comedies. Performed by a gender-fierce company of queer identifying artists and directed by Genesis Award winner Lucy J Skilbeck. Direction LUCY J SKILBECK Design BEN STONES Light JOSHUA PHARO Sound ELENA PEÑA Casting SAM JONES CDG

In addition it commissions stimulating new works, from choral compositions to light installations. For more information, please visit genesisfoundation.org.uk

With GEORGE IKEDIASHI KAMARI ROMEO REBECCA ROOT

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£10, £15 | Concessions available.

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WEDNESDAY 22 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER

BY DAEL ORLANDERSMITH

The Young Vic’s new podcast series Off Book features interviews with many of the exciting artists we work with. Our conversations bring to light people's first experiences with the arts and theatre, how their background has informed the work they create today and how it has developed throughout their career. Off Book is available on iTunes and Soundcloud.

Alma and Eugene grew up together in the Deep South. As their friendship develops into something closer, they struggle to escape familiar definitions of blackness. Amidst the legacy of Southern black poverty, the impact of the shade of their skin opposes unexpectedly powerful racial tensions. Genesis Award winner Nancy Medina directs a Pulitzer Prize finalist described by Variety as “a celebration of young love and a harrowing study of smouldering domestic violence”. Direction NANCY MEDINA

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The home you didn’t know you had Our Taking Part team engage with over 11,000 people in our neighbourhood each year. We connect with some of the most vulnerable groups, arranging workshops and projects as well as producing ‘parallel’ productions and community shows inspired by our program. All this is free. We also offer 10% of our tickets free to our neighbours, young and old.

The Young Vic’s Directors Program has been running for over 15 years, offering emerging directors a unique opportunity to exchange experience with peers and be part of a wide network of other directors, theatre-makers and designers in the UK.

DURING 2017 WE WILL - support current and former sex workers in See Me Now while engaging our neighbours with the show. - create a collaborative production with school children in Cape Town, London and New York in response to A Man of Good Hope with Isango Ensemble. - create a Neighbourhood Theatre community production in response to Life of Galileo - produce Unified Women, a ‘parallel’ production with young women from our neighbourhood as well as in Zimbabwe in response to The Suppliant Women - create a large chorus of young women for our Main House production of The Suppliant Women alongside a group of older local participants - create a ‘parallel’ production and hold singing workshops for people with dementia and other neuropathologies and their carers inspired by Wings. TAKING PART is one of the ways in which we keep our doors wide open. To get involved, visit youngvic.org/taking-part

We couldn‘t produce any of this work without the generosity of our supporters. To find out how you can ensure our future in our neighbourhood, visit youngvic.org/support-us

As the most extensive scheme of its kind in the UK, the Directors Program offers support for professional directors at an early stage of their career. Opportunities include skills workshops and exploratory projects, paid assistant directing roles through the Jerwood Assistant Director Program and the Boris Karloff Trainee Assistant Director Scheme as well as our online Genesis Directors Network. To find out more about the program or to sign up to the network, visit directorsprogram.youngvic.org


‘London’s most essential theatre’ The Guardian

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‘Young Vic – the home you didn’t know you had’ We could not have done all of these things without public investment.

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To meet our artistic ambitions, we need funding from Arts Council England and support from people like you to keep creating great shows and keep ticket prices low. Support us and find out more: youngvic.org/support-us Published in January 2017; based on information between 1 April 2015 – 30 March 2016 The Young Vic is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England, no 1188209. VAT registration no. 236 673348. Charity no. 268876.


“WE’RE REALLY JUST AT THE BEGINNING.” Life of Galileo

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