Lula and Clay meet on the subway on an oppressively hot New York day. Flirtation and conversation quickly turn to violent attraction. As the train ride comes to an explosive end, who will make it out unscathed? Amiri Baraka’s cry of rage, written in 1964, is as crucial today.
Dutchman opens in the Clare on 6 April and we’ve got casting for you. Clare Dunne, Solomon Israel and Renato Paris will feature in Amiri Baraka’s play directed by Ola Ince, winner of a 2016 Genesis Future Directors Award.
Take a look below and get to know the cast.
Clare Dunne makes her Young Vic debut. Her theatre credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Three Sisters (Lyric, Hammersmith); Detroit, Juno & The Paycock (National Theatre); Henry IV, Julius Caesar (Donmar Warehouse/St. Ann’s Warehouse, New York); Grounded (Tiger Dublin Fringe); 24 Hour Play, Major Barbara (Abbey); Cripple of Inish Maan (US Tour), Druid 35, Playboy of the Western World, UK Tour (Druid) CRUNCH (Nabakov at Latitude Festival); The Silver Tassie (Druid UK and Irl tour) and Babel (Elan Wales). Her film credits include: The Cherishing and Outside and her radio credits include: The News From Home and Her Majesty’s Service.
Solomon Israel makes his Young Vic debut. His theatre credits include: I Know All The Secrets In My World (Tiata Fahodzi), Octagon (Arcola Theatre), Chigger Foot Boys (Ovalhouse Theatre), The Tempest (Royal Shakespeare Company), Twelfth Night (Royal Shakespeare Company), Comedy Of Errors (Royal Shakespeare Company), Taking Steps (Old Laundry Theatre/Tricycle Theatre), Redemption Over Hammersmith Broadway (Lyric Theatre Hammersmith) and Tuff Love (Bullion Theatre). TV credits include: Josh (BBC), Brothers with No Game (BWNG/London Live), Law and Order (Kudos/ITV), Holby City (BBC) and Quick Cuts (BBC).
Renato Paris makes his Young Vic debut. His theatre credits include: Close To You (West End) and What’s It All About (Menier Chocolate Factory). Renato Paris ALCM graduated with a triple distinction star at The Brit School for Performing Arts and Technology and has recently completed his first year at Trinity Laban Conservatoire pursuing a Jazz Degree.
Dutchman is directed by Ola Ince, winner of a 2016 Genesis Future Directors Award and the show runs at the Young Vic from 6 – 16 April. For more info / to book tickets: www.youngvic.org/whats-on/dutchman
“Dutchman is designed to shock – its basic idea, its language and its murderous rage” – The New York Times