Natalie Abrahami directs Eugene O’Neill’s warm portrait of a Connecticut childhood, complete with moonlit beaches, firecrackers, booze and a powerfully dark undertow. Take a look at the cast of Ah, Wilderness! in all their glory.
David Annen plays David McComber / George. He has also appeared at the Young Vic in Fireface, My Dad’s A Birdman and Demons & Dybbuks. Other theatre includes Macbeth (MIF/Park Avenue Armory); The Master and Margarita, (Complicite); The Cement Garden (Vault Festival); Measure For Measure (Almeida); Henry VIII (Holy Trinity, Stratford); Chains of Dew (Orange Tree); Guantanamo (Tricycle Theatre) and Into The West (New Victory, New York). Film includes Absolutely Anything and The West Wittering Affair. Television includes Coalition, An Adventure in Space and Time, Call the Midwife and Midsomer Murders.
Georgia Bourke plays Muriel, making her professional stage debut. Her film credits include Jane Eyre, GirlLikeMe and Reign of the General. Georgia’s television work includes Silent Witness and Hollyoaks (regular character Lacey Kane).
Janie Dee plays Essie, making her Young Vic debut. Her other theatre credits include 84 Charing Cross Road (Salisbury Playhouse); A Little Night Music (Palace Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Globe Tour); Blithe Spirit (Gielgud); Putting it Together (St. James); Hello Dolly (Curve, Leicester – UK Theatre Award); NSFW (Royal Court – Olivier nomination); Noises Off (Old Vic/Novello); A Month in the Country (Chichester); Woman in Mind (Stephen Joseph/ Vaudeville); Shadowlands (Wyndhams and tour); My One and Only (Chichester/ Picadilly – Olivier nomination); Comic Potential (Lyric/ Manhattan Theatre Club – Olivier Award, Evening Standard Award, Critics Circle Award, Obie) and Carousel (National – Olivier Award). Television includes A Tribute to Harold Pinter, Celebration, The Murder Room, Death in Holy Orders and House of Cards. Film includes The Trouble With Dot and Harry, Dare to be Wild and Me and Orson Welles. Radio includes That Obscure Hurt, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Skios and From Russia With Love.
George MacKay plays Richard. He makes his Young Vic debut in Ah, Wilderness! following his first professional stage role in The Cement Garden at VAULT Festival 2014. Nominated as one of the EE BAFTA Rising Stars in 2014, George’s recent film credits include PRIDE, Sunshine on Leith, How I Live Now and For Those in Peril. For his lead role in the latter, MacKay was awarded the Scottish BAFTA for Best Actor and won in the same category at the Stockholm Film Festival. Forthcoming credits include Captain Fantastic with Viggo Mortenson, Duane Hopkin’s Bypass and BBC One television drama The Outcast.
Martin Marquez plays Nat. Making his Young Vic debut in Ah, Wilderness!, his previous theatre credits include Blasted (Sheffield Theatres); The Crucible (West Yorkshire Playhouse); From Here to Eternity (West End); Mother Courage and her Children, Anything Goes, Love’s Labours Lost (National Theatre); The Iceman Cometh (Old Vic); and Cleansed (Royal Court). Television credits include Vera, Twenty Twelve and The Whale. In spring 2015 Martin will appear in new BBC One comedy Woody.
Eleanor McLoughlin plays Norah. She makes her Young Vic debut in Ah, Wilderness!. Previous stage credits include Planter’s Island (Saint Martin’s Studio Theatre) and Playboy of the Western World (Millbank Theatre). Her film credits include Forgotten Man and Ghost Runner.
Yasmin Paige plays Belle. Making her Young Vic debut in Ah, Wilderness!, her previous theatre credits include Spur of the Moment (Royal Court); Annie (Hammersmith); Romeo and Juliet (Bloomsbury) and Les Miserables (Palace). Film includes The Possibilities are Endless, The Double, Second Nature, Z, Wondrous Oblivion, Tooth, The Keeper, I Could Never Be Your Woman, and Submarine. Television includes Glue, Pramface, Coming Up: Spoof or Die, Secret Life, Smack the Pony, Bed & Breakfast Star, The Last Detective, Mysti, Golden Hour, My Life as a Popat and Murderland. Radio includes Dead in the Water, The Meeting Point, and The Little Toe Radio.
Dominic Rowan plays Sid. He most recently appeared at the Young Vic as Lopakhin in Katie Mitchell’s production of The Cherry Orchard, and previous credits for the theatre include A Doll’s House which played two seasons before transferring to the West End and BAM in New York, and After Dido. Other theatre credits include Medea, Happy Now?, Iphegina at Aulis (National Theatre); The Village Bike (Royal Court); Henry VIII (Shakespeare’s Globe); and The Misanthrope (West End). Television credits include Henry IV, The Restless and Law and Order UK (four series).
Susannah Wise plays Lily. She first appeared at the Young Vic in A Doll’s House. Other theatre credits include Hero and Where Do We Live (Royal Court); Blurred Lines, The Hush, The Holy Rosenbergs (National Theatre); Three Sisters and Festen (West End). Susannah’s television credits include Derek, Jo, Phone Shop, Camp X and Babylon. Later in 2015 she will be seen in The Enfield Haunting and feature film Take Down. Film credits include An Ideal Husband, Britannic and Wonder.
Ashley Zhangazha plays Arthur. Appearing at the Young Vic for the first time, Ashley’s previous theatre credits include Hamlet (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Venice Preserv’d (The Spectator’s Guild); Henry V (Nöel Coward Theatre, Michael Grandage Season); Fences (Duchess Theatre); Belong and Truth and Reconciliation (Royal Court); Richard II, King Lear (Donmar Warehouse); and Danton’s Death (National Theatre). His television credits include Humans, Ordinary Lies and Lenny Goes to Town.
The role of Tommy in Ah, Wilderness! will be shared by Lucas Pinto and Rory Stroud.
Ah, Wilderness! runs from 14 Apr – 23 Mar. Tickets from £10 for all performances. Book now at youngvic.org.