Today Artistic Director David Lan unveiled the Young Vic’s new season. In the Main House, Carrie Cracknell will direct Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, followed by Benedict Andrews’ production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters. “Two muscular, shape-shifting plays are brought hurtling into the 21st century,” says Lan.
The new season will also see David Lan direct the premiere of Nathaniel Martello-White’s Blackta in the Maria, and Ria Parry’s production of Gbolahan Obisesan’s Fringe First winner Mad About the Boy in the Clare.
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Newly appointed Young Vic Genesis Fellow and associate director Carrie Cracknell, former Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, teams up with Olivier Award-winner Simon Stephens (Punk Rock, Harper Regan) and Olivier and Tony Award-wining designer Ian MacNeil (Billy Elliot the Musical, Vernon God Little) for a new version of Ibsen’s classic A Doll’s House.
Australian director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic after his brilliant 2011 production of The Return of Ulysses to collaborate with renowned German designer Johannes Schütz on Chekhov’s Three Sisters. Benedict has been lauded in Sydney and Berlin for his bold productions of A Streetcar Named Desire, Blackbird (Schaubühne) and The War of the Roses with Cate Blanchett and The Season at Sarsaparilla (Sydney Theatre Company).
Fringe First winner Mad About the Boy comes to the Young Vic this summer from writer Gbolahan Obisesan, whose acclaimed production of Sus played at the Young Vic in 2010. Director Ria Parry, co-artistic director of Iron Shoes, received the 2010 Leverhulme Director’s Bursary and became director in residence at the National Theatre Studio.
Finally, David Lan will direct the premiere of Nathaniel White-Martello’s new play Blackta. An established actor seen most recently at the Young Vic in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, White-Martello’s first play is a biting and profound account of the highs and lows of trying to make it as a black actor – a ‘blackta’.
This new season will see two of the greatest plays ever written alongside two bold new plays. Become a Friend of the Young Vic now to jump the queue and book your tickets today!