1927’s Golem transfers to the West End this April

Salzburger Festspiele 2014 - Golem - Landestheater Salzburg
We’re very excited to announce that following a sold-out run at the Young Vic, 1927’s Golem will transfer to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios from 14 April – 22 May.

Booking is now open via ATG’s website.

Check out the 5 star reviews and audience acclaim from the show’s run at the YV, and watch the trailer below.

★★★★★
“Groundbreaking with strokes of genius”
Daily Telegraph – read the full review here.

★★★★★
“Delightful and deliciously sly”
Financial Times – read the full review here

★★★★★
“Funny, unsettling and unforgettable”
The Times – read the full review here

★★★★★
“Unlike anything you will have experienced before – 1927 is officially the sexiest theatre company in town”
Evening Standard – read the full review here

★★★★★
“It’s Kafka meets Little Shop of Horrors”
WhatsOnStage – read the full review here

★★★★★
“Brilliant and endlessly inventive”
The Arts Desk – read the full review here

★★★★
“A cracked, exaggerated, funhouse mirror reflection of our world that you could stare into for days”
Time Out – read the full review here.

★★★★
“Dazzlingly synchronised”
The Independent – read the full review here.

★★★★
“Golem is the most original production in London”
Sunday Express – read the full review here.

★★★★
“The ingenious 1927 mingle live performance, animation and film to disconcerting effect”
The Observer – read the full review here.

Click here to see what audiences had to say about the show during Golem’s YV run.

★★★★★ for Natalie Abrahami’s Happy Days

Juliet Stevenson as Winnie in Happy Days. Photo by Johan Persson.

 

Natalie Abrahami’s production of Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days has returned to the Young Vic following a critically acclaimed run in 2014. Read below to find out what the critics think and click here to see what audiences have been saying about the show.

★★★★★
“Natalie Abrahami’s production is perfectly paced… Stevenson is magnificent”
Evening Standard – read the full review

★★★★
“A tour de force. Juliet Stevenson is faultless in Beckett’s haunting tragicomedy”
Daily Telegraph – read the full review

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“Juliet Stevenson gives an extraordinarily expressive performance in Natalie Abrahami’s brutal and tender production”
Time Out – read the full review

★★★★
“Stevenson’s Winnie is a magnificent monument to English suburban ordinariness in Natalie Abrahami’s grimly funny, absurdly painful revival”
The Guardian – read the full review

★★★★
“Stevenson exudes a winning naturalism in Natalie Abrahami’s impeccable production”
Metro

Happy Days continues at the Young Vic until 21 March. Call 020 7922 2922 or click here to book now.

5 stars for A View from the Bridge in the West End

A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic.. Photo by Jan Versweyveld.
Following it’s sell-out run here at Young Vic last year, A View from the Bridge has transferred to the Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End and has received rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. Click here to see the amazing audience response so far and check out the five star reviews below.

★★★★★
“One of the great theatrical productions of the decade. See it.”
The Times

★★★★★
“Mark Strong is simply outstanding in Ivo van Hove’s superb, searing production”
Financial Times – read the full review

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“Ivo van Hove reinvents Arthur Miller – it’s like watching a runaway train hurtle towards you”
The Guardian – read the full review

★★★★★
“Pure, primal, colossal – Strong’s stupendous Eddie is a force of nature”
Time Out – read the full review

★★★★★
“Superbly acted”
Metro

★★★★★
“This radical revival of Miller’s mightiest drama is a must-see, never-to-be-forgotten theatrical experience.”
Mail on Sunday

A View from the Bridge runs at the Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End until 11 April. To book tickets click here or call 020 7922 2922. More tickets available for every performance through Delfont Mackintosh – click here to book or call 0844 4825138.

Can’t make it to the show? NT Live will broadcast the production live from the West End to cinemas around the world on Thursday 26 March. For more info on venues and to book cinemas tickets, click here.

11 Questions with the cast of Bull – Eleanor Matsuura

Eleanor Matsuura in Bull at the Young Vic. Photo by Simon Annand

Eleanor Matsuura in Bull at the Young Vic. Photo by Simon Annand.

Can you describe your character in Bull in three words?
Tight. Tight. Tight.

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Laughing. I’m in a dressing room with 3 very naughty actors. We have to laugh before we go on stage and be vile to each other.

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train. Stephen Adly Guirgis is one of my favourite writers.

What is your favourite midnight snack?
Does whisky count?

What is your favourite word?
Gloaming – it describes that time in the day between light and dark.

What are you most passionate about?
Animal welfare – I foster animals for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. They do the most incredible job.

If days were 28 hours long, what would you do with the 4 extra hours?
4 hours is a weird time, too short to go anywhere interesting, I don’t know.

Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?
My husband and I road-tripped along the West Coast from LA to Vancouver- that was pretty spectacular.

Favourite city and why?
Tokyo – where I was born. It’s a mental blend of old and new.

What is your favourite song?
Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
Teleportation – then those 4 extra hours wouldn’t matter. I could be anywhere I want in the world in the blink of an eye.

Bull is at the Young Vic until 14 Feb and tickets are now sold out. Call on the day of the performance for returns on 020 7922 2922.

Young Vic Shorts | The Departure feat. Gillian Anderson

Alongside our YV 2015 Season announcement, we’re very very excited to finally share with you the latest Young Vic Short, The Departure directed by and starring Gillian Anderson.

The Departure is inspired by Benedict Andrews’ hugely successful production of A Streetcar Named Desire which played at the Young Vic 23 July – 19 September 2014. Gillian Anderson received much praise for her performance as Blanche Du Bois, a role she reprises in the film. She said, “The Departure imagines the circumstances leading up to Blanche arriving at her sister’s house in New Orleans, a sort of prequel to Tennessee Williams’ great play. I am thrilled that, with the support of the Young Vic, Andrew and I have had the opportunity to delve further into the life of this iconic character and create something which can be seen by audiences across the globe.”

The Departure also features Bruce Alexander, Suzanne Bertish and Rollo Skinner and is available on the Guardian website. Take a look at the stunning behind the scenes images from the film shoot here.

The Departure featuring Gillian Anderson

Photo by David Sandison.

The Departure A film by Gillian Anderson Written by Andrew O’Hagan Directed by Gillian Anderson Young Vic Shorts are a series of short films inspired by Young Vic productions. They offer artists working with the theatre a unique creative opportunity to reach a large international audience online. The most recent Young Vic short was MAYDAY, inspired by Natalie Abrahami’s production of Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days at the Young Vic.

2015 Season Announced

Finally! Today we’re thrilled to announce our 2015 Season. Here it is…


Ah, Wilderness! by Eugene O'Neill
Ah, Wilderness!
14 Apr – 23 May
Natalie Abrahami directs Eugene O’Neill’s warm portrait of a Connecticut childhood, complete with moonlit beaches, firecrackers, booze and a powerfully dark undertow. With Georgia Bourke, Janie Dee, George MacKay, Martin Marquez, Eleanor McLoughlin, Dominic Rowan, Susannah Wise and Ashley Zhangazha.

World Factory
World Factory
11 – 30 May
Made in China. Sold in Britain. Worn by you. You’re invited to play a provocative game in this investigation of fast fashion. In the rag trade, can anyone ever really win?

Rory Kinnear stars in this classic, timeless tale of ordinary terror by Franz Kafka.
The Trial
19 Jun – 8 Aug
Olivier Award winner Rory Kinnear leads the cast of this new adaptation of Kafka’s novel, created by dream team Richard Jones and Miriam Buether and written by Nick Gill.

A Number by Caryl Churchill
A Number
3 Jul – 8 Aug
★★★★★ The Guardian. Caryl Churchill pushes the boundaries of science and ethics with an astonishing twist on the dynamics of the father/son relationship.

Song from Far Away by Simon Stephens
Song from Far Away
3 – 19 Sept
Following his sensational A View from the Bridge, Ivo van Hove directs a new play by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time).

La Musica by Marguerite Duras
La Musica
24 Sept – 17 Oct
Marguerite Duras’ study of a damaged and passionate relationship receives its first London revival in two decades.

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Measure for Measure
2 Oct – 7 Nov
Romola Garai plays Isabella in this wickedly dark exploration of gender and justice from director Joe Hill-Gibbins.

Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Macbeth
26 Nov – 16 Jan 16
Carrie Cracknell and Lucy Guerin create a new version of Shakespeare’s supernatural tragedy, weaving powerful and unsettling choreography throughout the story.

Public booking for our new season is now open.
www.youngvic.org/2015

11 Questions with the cast of 1927’s Golem – Esme Appleton

Esme Appleton in 1927’s Golem at the Young Vic.

Esme Appleton in 1927’s Golem at the Young Vic. Photo by Bernhard Müller.

Esme Appleton can be seen on stage at the Young Vic until 31 Jan. Here are her answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your character in Golem in three words?
Annie- bookish, cynical, punk.
Jenny- loyal, easily amused.

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Finishing off a banana then wandering around back stage, checking props/costumes and getting used to being in the space.

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
Hard to say.. favourite artists are Daniel Kitson and Little Bulb.

What is your favourite word?
This week- maligned.

What are you most passionate about?
Food, films and my loved ones…eating food and watching films with my loved ones.

If days were 28 hours long, what would you do with the 4 extra hours?
Read, and at the moment.. I’d do my taxes.

If you could be in a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
A cat.

Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?
We managed to grab a few days at the end of a tour and went on a trek in New Zealand.. 1927 aren’t natural trekkers: we were ridiculously unprepared, with hardly any food but bottles and bottles of wine (which Barritt dutifully carried).

Favourite city and why?
London : the culture and history. Don’t love the house prices, glass buildings, chain stores.. or lack of appreciation of it’s history! Second favourite.. Glasgow.

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?
1600s- I’d have loved to have London and London Bridge before the fire.

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
When a person dropped litter I would have a special power which would transport the litter into their bed and it would remain there forever.

Golem is at the Young Vic until 31 Jan and tickets are now sold out. Call on the day of the performance for returns.