Colm Meaney joins the cast of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

We are thrilled to announce that Colm Meaney will play Big Daddy in the Young Vic production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof directed by Benedict Andrews, alongside Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell. 

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Colm Meaney by Andrew H. Walker

Colm Meaney was last on stage in London alongside Kevin Spacey in Moon for the Misbegotten at the Old Vic, with the production subsequently transferring to Broadway. His other theatre credits include Breaking the Code, The Cider House Rules, Juno and the Paycock, and more. Earlier this year, Meaney won the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role in Film for his portrayal of Martin McGuinness in The Journey, opposite Timothy Spall. Additional film credits include all three adaptations of Roddy Doyle’s The Barrytown Trilogy (The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van)Die Hard 2Dick TracyThe Last of the MohicansFar and AwayCon AirLayer CakeThe Damned United and Halal Daddy, to be released this summer.  He has also appeared in Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa with Steve Coogan, as well as the comedy-drama One Chance, the story of Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts. Meaney voiced the role of the ‘Miles Standish’ in Free Birds and ‘Grandpa’ in Norm of the North. He is best known on television for his long-running role as ‘Chief Miles O’Brien’ in the hit series Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Meaney also starred in AMC’s western series Hell on Wheels and will next be seen in TNT’s new period drama Will in the role of James Burbage.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  will play at the Apollo Theatre, 31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7ES, 13 July – 7 October 2017. For more info and to book tickets, click here.

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Rave reviews + A Streetcar Named Desire, New York photos

A Streetcar Named Desire has opened to rave reviews at St. Ann’s Warehouse.

Gillian Anderson is Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster is Stanley and Vanessa Kirby is Stella in Benedict Andrews’ award-winning production, which transferred to New York following a sold-out run at the Young Vic last summer.

Vanessa Kirby and Ben Foster in A Streetcar Named Desire at St. Ann's Warehouse. Photo by Teddy Wolff (3)

Vanessa Kirby and Ben Foster in A Streetcar Named Desire at St. Ann’s Warehouse. Photo by Teddy Wolff

Read the reviews below and view the full selection of production photos on Facebook.

“A brave take on a classic play that envelopes the audiences in a timelessly primeval world” 
New York Times – read the full review

Gillian Anderson in A Streetcar Named Desire at St. Ann’s Warehouse. Photo by Teddy Wolff

★★★★
“Benedict Andrews’ poignant new staging of Tennessee Williams’s play feels utterly contemporary… Gillian Anderson haunts in this vital staging”

The Guardian US – read the full review

Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby in A Streetcar Named Desire at St. Ann's Warehouse. Photo by Teddy Wolff

Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby in A Streetcar Named Desire at St. Ann’s Warehouse. Photo by Teddy Wolff

See Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois in our Young Vic short film, The Departure, inspired by A Streetcar Named Desire. The film takes place in the days before Blanche arrives at her sister Stella’s home.
Directed by Gillian Anderson and written by Andrew O’Hagan.

A Streetcar Named Desire plays in New York at St. Ann’s Warehouse until 23 June. Visit their website to book tickets.

4 stars for A Season in the Congo – updated with Sunday reviews

10 A Season in the Congo – Ira Mandela Siobhan, Josépha Madoki, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Patrice Lumumba, Sandra Reid, Oliver Tida Tida. Photo by Johan Persson.

A Season in the Congo – now until 24 August!

Everybody’s talking about Joe Wright’s production of A Season in the Congo. Check out some of the reviews below…

   
Mail on Sunday


“Chiwetel Ejiofor delivers a passionate performance”
The Sunday Telegraph – read the full review here


“Astonishing, rousing, chilling… Intoxicating theatre”
The Guardian – read the full review here


“Right from the start, when the lights rise on an opened-out arena-style public space, pulsing with the rhythm and colour of an African night, we know we’re in for something special.”
Evening Standard – read the full review here


“Chiwetel Ejiofor is perfect in Joe Wright’s storming, spectacular production”
The Times 


“A searing evening of theatre”
Metro   – read the full review here


“Sprawling, vibrant, monumental”
Daily Telegraph  – read the full review here

   
“Wright’s vibrant production brims with Congolese music and dance”
The Independent – read the full review here

“A production of such colour and passion that I came out thrilled and honoured to have seen it… Chiwetel Ejiofor is absolutely amazing, superb, incredible”
Huffington Post – read the full review here

“The role of Lumumba demands greatness. Chiwetel Ejiofor delivers it… The integrity that radiates throughout his complex, powerful and tender performance suffuses the whole production.”
The Observer – read the full review here

“Haunting, electrifying”
The Independent on Sunday – read the full review here

A sharp indictment of colonialism”
Financial Times 

A Season in the Congo runs until 24 August. Tickets are available at youngvic.org.

4 stars for the ‘absurdly good’ Three Sisters!

Just announced! Three Sisters has been extended for 3 weeks!

Everybody’s talking about Benedict Andrews’ production of Three Sisters!  Check out some of the reviews below…


“One of the most thrilling productions of Chekhov I have ever seen’’
What’s On Stage – read the full review here


“Absurdly good Chekhov”
Evening Standard – read the full review here


“Made me realise all over again why I love Chekhov”
The Guardian – read the full review here


“One of the most exciting Chekhovs in years”
Metro


“A super cast given licence to shine”
Time Out – read the full review here


“Audacious and exhilaratingly acted… superb”
Financial Times – full review here

“Sent shivers down my spine”
Daily Telegraph

“A cracking cast”
The Times

Three Sisters now runs until 3 Nov.  Tickets are available at youngvic.org.

Three Sisters trailer sneak peek #2

Today we recorded a voiceover with William Houston, who plays Vershinin, for our  Three Sisters trailer, produced by Dusthouse.  We can’t wait to show you the trailer… coming in just a few days!

William Houston, who plays Vershinin in Three Sisters at the Young Vic

William Houston, who plays Vershinin in Three Sisters at the Young Vic, records a voiceover for the trailer

Three Sisters trailer sneak peek

We’re working with Dusthouse on an amazing trailer for Three Sisters.  Just thought we would share a few photos from the shoot in Dalston.  Can’t wait to show you the trailer…

Our photographer Johan Persson shoots the three sisters!

Our photographer Johan Persson shoots the three sisters!

Mariah Gale and Vanessa Kirby during the Three Sisters photo shoot

Mariah Gale and Vanessa Kirby during the Three Sisters photo shoot

Gala Gordon on location filming the trailer for Three Sisters

Gala Gordon on location filming the trailer for Three Sisters