★★★★★ “A timeless, fantastical production of colour, song, and movement” | The Suppliant Women reviews

The fantastic reviews are rolling in for The Suppliant Women, which is currently storming our Main House with a chorus of over 50 people from our local communities.

★★★★★
“A timeless, fantastical production of colour, song, and movement” 

The Independent | Read the full review

★★★★★
“Outstanding…pungent modern resonances” 

The Telegraph | Read the full review

★★★★★
“Remarkable…choral power unleashed” 

Whatsonstage | Read the full review

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The chorus of The Suppliant Women led by Gemma May. © Stephen Cummiskey

★★★★
“An experience of overwhelming potency…awakens a renewed faith in the future” 

The Times | Read the full review

★★★★
“Pulsating urgency…rousingly topical” 

The Evening Standard | Read the full review

★★★★
“A fierce, beautiful staging of Aeschylus’s drama” 

Financial Times | Read the full review

★★★★
“A community chorus gives tremendous power to this witty adaptation of Aeschylus’s ancient play” 

Time Out | Read the full review

The Suppliant Women runs until 25 November with very limited availability on a few nights and a returns queue operating for all performances. Click here to find out more and book tickets.

 

★★★★ “Erin Doherty emerges as one of the year’s great discoveries” | My Name is Rachel Corrie reviews

The reviews are rolling in for My Name is Rachel Corrie, directed by JMK Award winner Josh Roche and starring Erin Doherty as Rachel Corrie.

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Erin Doherty as Rachel Corrie in My Name is Rachel Corrie. Photo by Ellie Kurrtz.

★★★★
“Erin Doherty emerges as one of the year’s great discoveries with a stunning performance” 

The Guardian | Read the full review

★★★★ “Erin Doherty is riveting as Corrie…humorous and humanising” 
The Stage | Read the full review

★★★★ “Josh Roche’s brilliant staging” 
WhatsOnStage | Read the full review

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Erin Doherty as Rachel Corrie in My Name is Rachel Corrie. Photo by Ellie Kurrtz.

My Name is Rachel Corrie runs in the Clare until 26 Oct with best availability on 25 Oct matinee. Find out more about the show and read what audiences are saying so far in our Storify round-up.

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Erin Doherty as Rachel Corrie in My Name is Rachel Corrie. Photo by Ellie Kurrtz.

THE JMK AWARD

James Menzies-Kitchin was a theatre director of thrilling promise. The JMK Trust was founded in his memory to give practical learning opportunities to young theatre directors of similar ability and vision. The JMK Award allows one such director a year to stage their own production of a classic text.

The JMK Award 2017 is kindly supported by Philip Hooker, The Arts Patrons Trust, The Martin Bowley Charitable Trust, The Garrick Charitable Trust, The Fidelio Charitable Trust, the Young Vic and all our individual supporters. Patrons: Dame Judi Dench, Baroness Howe, Sir Ian McKellen and Tom Morris OBE (Founding Chair) Registered Charity No. 295080

www.jmktrust.org

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “An electric storm of a performance” | Nina reviews

The reviews are in for Nina: A Story about me & Nina Simone !
Josette Bushell-Mingo, and her three piece band, mix story and song as she draws together tales from the life of Nina Simone, Josette’s own extraordinary career and the Black Lives Matter movement. This production is all sold out but you are welcome to join our returns queue from 6.45pm each night.

You can read the reviews below and check out what audiences have been saying so far in our Storify round up.

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Josette Bushell-Mingo and band in Nina at the Young Vic. Photo by Simon Annand

 

★★★★
“An electric storm of a performance”
Time Out | Read the full review

★★★★
“Amid this darkness, there’s also much light. Bushell-Mingo inhabits instinctively the union of joy and protest in Simone’s sound.”
The Times| Read the full review

★★★★
“Josette Bushell-Mingo’s searing one-woman show pushes the boundaries of theatre.”
The Stage| Read the full review

Nina: A Story about me & Nina Simone runs in the Young Vic Maria studio until 29 July before it heads to the Traverse Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

★★★★ “Wonder-inducing, inspiring, pulls out all the stops” | Reviews for Life of Galileo

The reviews are coming in thick and fast for Life of Galileo. This stunning production by BAFTA award-winning film director Joe Wright sees Brendan Cowell star as Galileo with original music by The Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands and out-of-this-world projections by 59 Productions.

Check out the reviews below and read what our audiences have been saying so far on Storify.

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★★★★
“Wonder-inducing, inspiring, pulls out all the stops”
The Telegraph | Read the full review

★★★★
“Joe Wright’s take on Brecht is inventive and absorbing”
The Evening Standard | Read the full review

★★★★
“Brendan Cowell is magnificent in the title role”
The Independent | Read the full review

★★★★
“This is a trip, and a good one at that.”
Time Out | Read the full review

★★★★
“Joe Wright’s visually stunning production”
What’sOnStage | Read the full review

Life of Galileo runs in the Young Vic Main House until 1 July 2017, make sure to snap up your tickets now.

Want more? Catch a behind the scene look at the cast in rehearsals, and production photography of the company on Lizzie Clachan’s phenomenal set.

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Life of Galileo at the Young Vic. Photo by Leon Puplett, projections by 59 Productions.

🌟🌟🌟🌟 “Deviant and dazzlingly imaginative” | A Midsummer Night’s Dream reviews

Director Joe Hill-Gibbins has teamed up with designer Johannes Schütz (Three Sisters) to dive into the subconscious of Shakespeare’s masterpiece, giving us a nightmarish #YVDream that everyone’s talking about.

See what the critics, press night guests and audiences alike have been saying in our round-up below.

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John Dagleish and Jemima Rooper as Lysander and Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photo by Keith Pattison.

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“Lust and violence are never far away. Delves into the collective unconscious.”
The Guardian | Read the full review here

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“Deviant and dazzlingly imaginative”
The Independent | Read the full review here

 

“I loved so much about last night. All one wants is for people to speak with their souls present, and to remind us that this language and the contradiction of peoples’ personalities shines across 500 years.”
– Fiona Shaw

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Check out what else audiences have been saying over on our Storify and catch #YVDream while tickets last at Young Vic until 1 April .

★★★★ “Stealthy, absorbing” | Reviews for The Nest

The Young Vic’s co-production with the Lyric Theatre, Belfast is a fable about the moral and environmental cost of our materialistic nesting instincts.

Conor McPherson has written a powerful new version of Franz Xaver Kroetz’s German classic.

Read the latest reviews below and find out what our audiences have been saying so far.

★★★★
“Stealthy, absorbing – Ian Rickson’s production throbs with tension and fear”
The Times | Read the full review

★★★★
“A quiet and immensely touching production – Kinlan is tremendous”
Financial Times | Read the full review

“A potent production with a brooding original score by PJ Harvey”
Evening Standard | Read the full review

“Nuanced performances from Caoilfhionn Dunne and Laurence Kinlan”
The Telegraph | Read the full review

“The Nest’s environmental message couldn’t be more topical”
The Guardian | Read the full review

“Immaculately directed by Rickson”
Time Out | Read the full review

Babes in Arms performance

Here at the Young Vic we’re opening our doors to those with little ones on 25 November 11.30am. The actors will be aware that there may be additional noise from the auditorium and the house lights will remain up throughout. Find out more or book now.

The Nest runs at the Young Vic until 26 November. Check out more photos from the production. For tickets and more information head to youngvic.org.

“An extraordinary theatrical triumph” ★★★★★ for Yerma

Billie Piper (Her) in Yerma at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson

Billie Piper (Her) in Yerma at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson.

Simon Stone’s radically modern adaptation of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece has received incredible feedback. Yerma runs through until 24 Sept. Find out what audiences have been saying.

★★★★★
“An extraordinary theatrical triumph”
The Times – read the full review.

★★★★★
“A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic”
“from Billie Piper a central performance of such devastating emotional force that I wasn’t surprised to discover myself still visibly shaking from its effects on the Tube afterwards.”
The Independent – read the full review.

★★★★★
“What’s remarkable about Stone’s interpretation is its combination of technical rigour and moments of deeply uncomfortable humour. “
“It’s the quality of the performances that makes this a riveting hundred minutes, and Billie Piper is on raw, ferocious, spellbinding form.”
The Evening Standard – read the full review.

★★★★★
“Billie Piper is astonishing – everything about this production is on-point”
iNews – read the full review.

★★★★★
“Brilliantly staged by the author and impeccably acted throughout, it is a triumph”
“Ms Piper’s gut-wrenching performance in the best play I have seen this year that will remain indelibly stamped upon my heart”

The Sun – read the full review.

★★★★★
“Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca”
The Observer – read the full review 

★★★★★
“Brutal yet ferociously funny”
Metro

★★★★★
“This is unmissable, for the brilliant performances, the astonishing set-changes and the music”
Mail on Sunday

★★★★
“Lizzie Clachan’s design is a reminder that the Young Vic is a place where theatre magic happens”
Time Out – read the full review.

★★★★
“A sharply witty, slangily modern updating – you can’t take your eyes off Billie Piper”
The Daily Mail – read the full review.

★★★★
“Piper gives a devastatingly powerful performance”
The Daily Telegraph – read the full review

★★★★
“An electrifying theatrical experience”
Daily Express – read the full review

“Merciless and mesmerizing”
The New York Times – read the full review

★★★★
“Wonderfully bold and sensitive writing and direction from Simon Stone”
The Sunday Times – read the full review

★★★★
“Brendan Cowell brings great sympathy to the role of duffer husband John, Charlotte Randle is skittishly appealing as accidentally fertile sister Mary and many of the show’s swiftly diminishing moments of humour come from Maureen Beattie’s inspired Helen, the women’s no-nonsense mother.”
Financial Times – read the full review 

★★★★
“Splendidly acted on Lizzie Clachan’s elegant minimalist set”
Sunday Express – read the full review

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