❄️ Winter is coming | 2018 Genesis Future Directors Award Winner

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It is with great pride that we announce today the recipient of the 2018 Genesis Future Directors Award is John R. Wilkinson. He will direct Winter by Jon Fosse (14 – 24 February 2018). Tickets are now on sale! 

We are thrilled that all performances of Winter will be audio described; visit our access for all page for more information.

Winter
by Jon Fosse
Direction John R. Wilkinson

An ordinary businessman meets a volatile stranger in a park. So begins a fugue of splintered desires and mistaken meanings.

An everyday encounter unspools with enduring consequences.

Genesis Award winner John R. Wilkinson directs this riveting and hypnotic play.

When performed at the Young Vic in 2011, Jon Fosse’s I am the Wind was described in the Independent as “Some of the greatest theatre I have ever witnessed”.

For more info and to book tickets: www.youngvic.org/whats-on/winter

John R. Wilkinson made his directorial debut in 2013 with Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down (York Theatre Royal).  Dramaturgical credits include: You Have Been Watching (Dark Horse) and To Kill a Mockingbird (York Theatre Royal). He is Associate Artist at York Theatre Royal, being mentored by Third Angel. In 2016 he was co-assistant director to Rufus Norris during a four-day intensive workshop and worked as a Connections Director (National Theatre). He trained at Bretton Hall College.

GENESIS FOUNDATION
Established in 2012, the Genesis Future Directors Award was created to nurture emerging directors by providing them with an opportunity to explore and develop their craft while creating their first fully resourced production at the Young Vic, recognised for its engagement with young directors. The Award will provide John R. Wilkinson with mentoring and support from the theatre’s unique creative network, which includes Artistic Director David Lan, Genesis Fellow Gbolahan Obisesan, Lead Producer Daisy Heath and Associate Artistic Director Sue Emmas.
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📢 New Season Announcement: Young Vic 2017/18 Season 📢

We’re thrilled to announce five new shows to round off 2017 and see in the new year.

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In the Main House, we’re presenting a season of voices from the edge: the world premiere of The Jungle by Joe Murphy & Joe Robertson, the founders of Good Chance Theatre, directed by Stephen Daldry & Justin Martin, in a co-production with the National Theatre, commissioned by the National Theatre.

Next up is a revival of The Brothers Size by the Academy Award Winner of Moonlight Tarrel Alvin McCraney, directed by Bijan Sheibani, in co-production with the Actors Touring Company.

Another world premiere, a new play presented in two parts by Matthew Lopez is The Inheritance, directed by Stephen Daldry.

Finishing up the Main House season is the UK premiere of the five Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Fun Home, with Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book & Lyrics by Lisa Kron, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel and directed by Sam Gold.

Over in the studios, JMK Award 2017 winner Josh Roche directs My Name is Rachel Corrie.

 

The Jungle (7 Dec 2017 – 6 Jan 2018)

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This is the place people suffered and dreamed.

Okot wants nothing more than to get to the UK. Beth wants nothing more than to help him.

Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of “The Jungle”– just across the Channel, right on our doorstep.

Join refugees and volunteers from around the world over fresh baked naan and sweet milky chai at the Afghan Café.

From Good Chance Theatre, an immersive new play where worlds collide. In the worst places, you meet the best people.

The Jungle by Joe Murphy & Joe Robertson of Good Chance Theatre, directed by Stephen Daldry & Justin Martin, and designed by Miriam Buether runs 7 December 2017 – 6 January 2018 in the Young Vic’s Main House.

 

Brothers Size (19 Jan – 14 Feb 2018)

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“I was knocked for six by the vivid poetic muscularity of the play and the faultless production”
The Guardian

Ritual and reality intertwine in the sparkling, award-winning debut play by Oscar winning writer of Moonlight Tarell Alvin McCraney.

The African-American working class meets Yoruba mythology when the Brothers Size reconnect after a spell in prison.

Bijan Sheibani directs the long-awaited revival of this deeply moving fable about the rarely spoken bond between brothers.

The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney with direction by Bijan Sheibani, a co-production with Actors Touring Company runs from 19 January – 14 February 2018 in the Young Vic’s Main House.

 

The Inheritance (2 March – 5 May 2018)

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You have to wonder why there isn’t a word in the English language for the fireworks that go off in your brain when you finally kiss someone you’ve wanted for years.
Or for the intimacy and tenderness you feel as you hold the hand of a suffering friend.

A generation after the worst of the AIDS crisis, what is it like to be a young gay man in New York?

How many words are there now for the different kinds of pain, the different kinds of love?

Stephen Daldry directs this hilarious and profound heart-breaker – a major world premiere in two parts by New York playwright Matthew Lopez.

The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez with direction by Stephen Daldry and set and costume design by Bob Crowley runs in two parts from 2 March – 5 May 2018 in the Young Vic’s Main House.

 

Fun Home (18 June – 1 Sept 2018)

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“A blazingly original non-stop treasure of invention”
Newsday

Winner of 5 Tony Awards, this electrifying Broadway version of Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel took America by storm.

Meet Alison at three stages of her life.

Memories of her 1970s childhood in a funeral home merge with her college love life and her coming out.

Looking back on her complex relationship with her father, Alison finds they had more in common than she ever knew…

“Directed with vivid precision and haunting emotional ambiguity by Sam Gold”
The New York Times

“This is musical theatre at its best”
Huffington Post

Fun Home with music by Jeanine Tesori, book & lyrics by Lisa Kron and direction by Sam Gold runs from 18 June – 1 September 2018 in the Young Vic’s Main House.

 

My Name is Rachel Corrie (29 Sept – 21 Oct 2017)

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March 2003.  The Gaza Strip.  23 year old Rachel Corrie stands between a Palestinian house and an armoured bulldozer.

Meet the heroine behind the headlines.  This play captures the idealism, the blazing eloquence, the sardonic wit in Rachel’s vivid diary entries.

Josh Roche, winner of the JMK Award 2017, directs this stirring account of an extraordinary young woman’s overwhelming commitment to her cause.

“Powerful, thought-provoking, deeply moving”
The Daily Telegraph

My Name is Rachel Corrie taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie and edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner is directed by Josh Roche, winner of the JMK Award 2017. It is designed by Sophie Thomas with light by Joe Price and sound by Kieran Lucas. It is produced in association with Paul Casey and runs 29 September – 21 October 2017 in the Young Vic’s Clare studio. 

 

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday 21 July at 10am. You can become a Friend and book today at www.youngvic.org