Just announced: Battlefield, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing + the return of Bull

We’ve just announced 3 exciting shows! The first show of 2016 will be Battlefield, a new work directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne, inspired by Brook’s legendary production of The Mahabharata. In the Maria studio, Annie Ryan’s acclaimed ★★★★★ stage adaptation of Eimear McBride’s A Girl is a Half-formed Thing will have its London premiere following a run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. We’re also very pleased to welcome back the Olivier Award-winning Bull this December.

Battlefield (3 – 27 Feb 16)


Destruction never approaches weapon in hand. It comes slyly, on tiptoe, making you see bad in good and good in bad.

The internationally renowned team of Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne and Jean-Claude Carrière together revisit the great Indian epic The Mahabharata 30 years after Brook’s legendary production took world theatre by storm.

The devastation of war isteaing the Bharata family apart. The new king must unravel a mystery: how can he live with himself in the face of the devastation and massacres that he has caused.

An immense canvas in miniature, this central section of the ancient text is timeless and contemporary, asking how we can find inner peace in a world riven with conflict.

This powerful story, touching on our search for reason in a fractured world, is performed by Carole Karemera (Sometimes in April), Jared McNeill (The Valley of Astonishment), Ery Nzaramba (The Suit) and Sean O’Callaghan (Beyond Caring).

Battlefield based on The Mahabharata is by Peter Brook, Jean-Claude Carrière and Marie-Hélène Estienne. It is directed by Peter Brook and Marie- Hélène Estienne. Music is by Toshi Tsuchitori and light is by Philippe Vialatte

A Girl is a Half-formed Thing (17 Feb – 19 Mar 16)


A fearless, unflinching portrait of one girl’s turbulent journey into an adult world.

Fraught family relationships, dangerous intimate liaisons and dark moments of exploitation form a fascinating, fast-paced ride through a complex mind.

Aoife Duffin reprises her her celebrated performance in Annie Ryan’s spellbinding adaptation of Eimear McBride’s best-selling novel. This London premiere follows the show’s triumphant opening at the Dublin Theatre Festival and a sold out season at the 2015 Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Music and sound for the production is by Mel Mercier. Design is by Lian Bell with light by Sinéad Wallace and costume design by Katie Crowley.

A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, adapted and directed by Annie Ryan is produced by The Corn Exchange and Young Vic in association with Cusack Projects Limited.

Bull (11 Dec 15 – 9 Jan 16)

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Mike Bartlett’s Olivier award-winning play returns to the Young Vic for a limited run following rave reviews and audience acclaim last year.

Brilliant, unflinching and very funny” (Financial Times), Bull is a razor-sharp play that walks the fine line between office politics and playground bullying. Bull offers ringside seats as three employees fight to keep their jobs.

Don’t miss your chance to see this daring production the second time around.

Bull by Mike Bartlett is produced by Supporting Wall and Young Vic. It was originally produced by Sheffield Theatres.

Tickets go on sale to the public on Wednesday 5 August at 10am. Book now: www.youngvic.org

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