As you may know, we’ve just put more Hamlet tickets on sale! Also exciting is that we have now confirmed the seating plan, so if you have booked and asked for tickets to be sent to you – keep your eyes on your post box as they will be arriving very soon!
In case you were wondering why it’s taken us so long to send Hamlet tickets – it’s because our Main House is completely transformed for every show. This is always really exciting, but it means that it usually takes us a bit longer to design and confirm the set, the stage and the seating… BUT it means that you will always have a brand new experience stepping into the Young Vic!
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Although you may not feel like it when you’re inside the Young Vic… We are actually built on a slope! The back of the building is a whole metre lower than the front of the building, because Greek Street (the road behind us) is one metre lower than The Cut…
Who would have thought it!
Announcing The Great Big Conker Competition!
Our Associate Company Fevered Sleep are looking for conkers for their production of Forest. They’ve already collected dozens, but are looking for hundreds more! We have a box by the Box Office dying to be filled. Please give us a hand.
Plus! Whoever can find a conker larger than this and send us a photo of it (or drop it off at the box office) before the end of September will win something fun!
Go forth and conker!!
Fresh off the press!
Michael Sheen, one of the finest actors of his generation, plays Hamlet under the direction of one of Britain’s leading directors Ian Rickson (Jerusalem), who makes his Shakespearean debut with this electrifying new production.
The world-class creative team includes designer Jeremy Herbert (The Glass Menagerie; Young Vic), costume designer Nicky Gillibrand (Government Inspector; Young Vic, Anna Nicole; ROH) and Punchdrunk associate director Maxine Doyle (Masque of the Red Death; BAC) who will choreograph.
They are joined by a stellar cast drawn from the worlds of film, musicals, theatre and TV including:
- Guildenstern/Francisco: Adeel Akhtar (Faisal in Chris Morris’s Four Lions)
- Horatio: Told by an Idiot co-founder Hayley Carmichael (Sweet Nothings; Young Vic)
- Claudius: James Clyde (Peter Hall’s Twelfth Night; NT, Neil Bartlett’s Romeo & Juliet; RSC)
- Gertrude: Sally Dexter (Mother Superior in Sister Act, Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliot; West End)
- Marcellus: Callum Dixon (Government Inspector; Young Vic)
- Barnardo: Pip Donaghy (The Deep Blue Sea/ Rattigan’s Nijinsky; Chichester Festival Theatre)
- Polonius: Michael Gould (Earthquakes in London, Our Class, Women of Troy; All NT)
- Ophelia: Vinette Robinson (Tender Napalm; Southwark Playhouse, Welcome to Thebes; NT, Sugar Mummies; Royal Court and BBC’s Sherlock)
- Rosencrantz: Eileen Walsh (Disco Pigs; Bush Theatre and film The Magdalene Sisters)
- Laertes: Benedict Wong (whose films include Ridley Scott’s upcoming Prometheus, Duncan Jones’ Moon and Danny Boyle’s Sunshine)
More tickets on sale soon… sign up to our e-list to be the first to find out the details!
Earlier this summer (if you can call it that…?), our partnership with Markit was recognized at Communicate Magazine’s 2011 Corporate Engagement Awards.
For those of you who don’t know Markit, it’s one of London’s fastest-growing private companies and they’re new to arts sponsorship. Last year, we joined with them in an exciting corporate partnership, as they became the lead sponsor of our Funded Ticket Scheme. Markit offered 200 employees and clients the chance to buy exclusive season tickets from us, and we set up eight special Markit Nights this season to watch shows from the best seats, at a discounted price. For each season ticket sold, Markit made a donation to our Funded Ticket Scheme, through which we give away 10% of the theatre’s each year to people who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to come to the theatre. Markit’s employees are also invited to pre-show talks from creative teams and opportunities to meet the cast, and they have access to our High Performance Workshops, team-training sessions led by our talented young directors.
Our Artistic Director David Lan says, ‘We are delighted to win in recognition of our new partnership with Markit. Their support is helping us continue to produce world-class work while keeping our ticket prices as low as possible and reaching people who ordinarily feel that theatre is not for them. We hope this will be a long and expanding partnership with Markit that will also help to redefine our relationship with business in the future.’
And Markit’s Chief Executive Officer Lance Uggla says, ‘These awards are testament to the hard work that has gone into building our partnership with the Young Vic and to the benefits it brings to the local community. The partnership also allows employees at Markit to experience great shows and learn from professionals and artists at the Young Vic. We are very proud to be lead sponsor of the Funded Ticket Scheme and look forward to the continuing development of this important initiative.’
What’s so exciting about working with Markit is their support of our commitment to sharing theatre with all kinds of people. They’re helping us give back to the community, one ticket at a time.
Thanks @ChicaneCartoon for the great drawing below!
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