Meet the rest of the A Midsummer Night’s Dream Cast

The rest of the casting for Joe Hill-Gibbins’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream is in! Rehearsals have started and joining an already great line up is: Geoff Aymer (Tom Snout), Sam Cox (Robin Starveling), Aaron Heffernan (Francis Flute), Lloyd Hutchinson (Puck/Egeus), Douggie McMeekin ( Snug) and Melanie Pappenheim (Philostrate/Fairy). Find out more about the new cast members below.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream runs at the Young Vic 16 Feb – 1 Apr. £10 tickets available. Book now.

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For the Young Vic:
 Hamlet and Macbeth.
Theatre includes: Driving Miss Daisy (Canal Café Theatre/ Frinton-on-Sea Summer Theatre), Albatross 3rd & Main (Emporium Theatre, Brighton), To Kill a Mocking Bird (Barbican/ Regent Park Open Air Theatre), Cheese and Crackwhores (Soho), The Lightning Child, Macbeth (The Globe), Neighbors (Hightide Festival / Nuffield), That Old Feeling (The Mill at Sonning), Angel House (Eclipse Theatre, National Tour), Anansi Trades Places (Talawa Company / Shaw Theatre), Marking Time (Frinton-on-Sea Summer Theatre), Weights (Blue Elephant), Brixton Stories (Lyric Hammersmith), What’s in the Cat (Contact Theatre, Manchester / Royal Court), The Big Life (Theatre Royal Stratford East / Apollo), Pirandello’s Henry IV (Etcetera Theatre), Revolution (C-1 Venue, Edinburgh Festival), Evolution (C+3 Venue, Edinburgh Festival), Gagging for It (Gilded Balloon II, Edinburgh Festival), Newsrevue (The Canal Café), Assorted Foolishness (National Tour). Film includes: The Last Tree, Sket and RagTag. Television includes: Guerrilla, Eastenders, The A Force and The Real McCoy. Writing credits include: Anansi and The Magic Mirror (Talawa/Hackney Empire), The Oddest Couple (Theatre Royal Stratford East), What a Wonderful World (Blue Elephant) and Celador (Television Pilot).

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For the Young Vic: Man – The Strangest Kind of Romance and My Dad’s a Birdman. Theatre includes: Macbeth, The Winter’s Tale, Pericles, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Doctor Scroggy’s War, Julius Caesar, Gabriel, The Tempest, Henry V, Anne Boleyn, All’s Well That End’s Well, Henry VIII (The Globe), The Crucible (Manchester Royal Exchange), The Twits  (Royal Court), The Trojan Women (Gate Theatre), Lovesong (Frantic Assembly Tour), The Deep Blue Sea (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Inherit the Wind  (Old Vic), Arcadia (Duke of Yorks), Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness  (Headlong Theatre), Oedipus (National Theatre), God in Ruins, Macbeth, King John  (RSC), Festen (Almeida Theatre/West End). Film includes:  Anna Karenina, The Look of Love, Wall, Agora and Hippy Hippy Shake. Television includes:  Father Brown, Borgia, Doctors, New Tricks, The Commander and Doctor Who. 

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Theatre credits include: The Picture of Dorian Gray (The Abbey Theatre), Tender Napalm by Philip Ridley (Sugarglass Theatre), ‘Andorra, Lovers’, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Wonderful World of Dissocia: Equus, The Seagull, Tiny Dynamite (Samuel Beckett Theatre); The Threepenny Opera (Gate Theatre), The Little Shop of Horrors (Players Theatre), Oklahoma (Mill Theatre), Obama Mia (Edinburgh Festival Fringe). Aaron has also performed in three sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs with comedy sketch group A Betrayal of the Penguins and 3 sell-out runs with the puppet musical comedies Monster Clock, Human Child and Bears in Space with his company Collapsing Horse Theatre. Film credits include: Alpha Papa: The Alan Partridge Movie, ‘Love, Rosie’, The Long Walk and The Titan. Television credits include: Love/Hate, Discovery Obsessions and BBC2’s Mum.

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For the Young Vic:  A Respectable Wedding, also directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, in 2007.
Theatre  includes: Plough and The Stars, Husbands & Sons, Collaborators (National Theatre), The Joke (Fuel Theatre), The Beaux’s Stratagem, The Observer (Royal National Theatre), A View From The Bridge (Liverpool Playhouse), Little  Revolution, Measure for Measure, The Lightening Play (Almeida Theatre), Particle of Dread (Signature Theatre/Field Day/ The Playhouse Derry), Boris Godunov, The Orphan of Zhao (RSC), The Birthday Party (Lyric Hammersmith), Twelfth Night (Wyndhams Theatre) and Rhinoceros (Royal Court). Film includes: Florence Foster Jenkins, Anonymous, Mrs Henderson Presents, Gladiatress, Boxed and With or Without You. Television includes: Catastrophe, White Gold,Silent Witness, Utopia, Casualty, Hatfields & McCoys, Hustle, Titanic, The Fades, Silk, The Bill, Midsomer Murders, Pulling Moves, Murphy’s Law, Lloyd & Hill, Rebel Heart and In Defence.


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Theatre includes: Wendy and Peter Pan (RSC), Rabbit, As you Like It, Boys, Macbeth, The Walmorth Farce, Uncle Vanya, For Emma, A Trip to Scarborough, The Duchess of Malfi, Under The Blue Sky (LAMDA). Television  includes: Harlots, The Crown and A Gert Lush Christmas. Film includes: The Call Up.

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Melanie Pappenheim
Theatre includes:  Here All Night (Gare St Lazare Ireland), Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra (The Globe), Peter Pan (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Saint Joan, The Skriker (National Theatre), Dr Dee (Manchester International Festival/ENO). Opera includes: A Ring A Lamp A Thing and Ingerland (Royal Opera House). Film soundtracks include: Gangs of New York, Eyes Wide Shut, Jane Eyre, Pan and Everest.
Television soundtracks include:  Doctor Who. Film includes: The Alien, Strange Fish and Warren Beatty’s Coat.

Yerma | cast announcement

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We’ve got some exciting Yerma casting news for you. Billie Piper will be joined by Maureen Beattie, Brendan Cowell, John MacMillan, Charlotte Randle and Thalissa Teixeira. Take a look below and get to know the cast and for a sneak peek behind the scenes of our photoshoot with Billie Piper – click here.

Simon Stone’s version of  Yerma runs at the Young Vic from 28 Jul – 24 Sept. £10 tickets available. Book now: www.youngvic.org/whats-on/yerma

Maureen Beattie

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Previous Young Vic: The Skin of Our Teeth.
Theatre includes: Right Now (Ustinov/Bush/Traverse); John Gabriel Barclay (Oran Mor), The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy (Stellar Quines/Edinburgh Festival); Romeo and Juliet (Rose, Kingston); Dark Road, Cherry Orchard (Royal Lyceum Edinburgh); Noises Off (Old Vic tour); No Quarter, Waiting Room Germany (Royal Court); Enquirer, 27 (National Theatre Scotland); The Masterbuilder (Chichester),The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello (National Theatre); This Wide Night (Soho/Clean Break); Ghosts, Acting Up (Citizens); The Histories, Richard III, Titus Andronicus,The Man Who Came To Dinner, Mary and Lizzie, King Lear, Macbeth,The Constant Couple (RSC); Medea (Theatre Babel/Edinburgh Festival), Rebecca (UK tour); Small Change, The Taming of the Shrew (Sheffield Crucible); The Deep Blue Sea (Nottingham Playhouse), Candida (Plymouth/Salisbury), Hard to Get, The Widows of Clyth (Traverse), Othello (Lyric Hammersmith) and Daisy Pulls It Off (Gielgud).
Film includes: Spores, The List and The Decoy Bride.
Television includes: Outlander Series 2, Doctor Who Christmas Special 2014, Vera, Moving On-Letting Go, Midsomer Murders, Doctors, Lewis, The Worst Week Of My Life, The Last Musketeer, City Central, A Wing and a Prayer, Ruffian Hearts,Taggart, The Long Roads, Bramwell, All Night Long,The Chief and Casualty.

Brendan Cowell

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Theatre includes: The Wild Duck (Barbican, UK tour, Vienna and Amsterdam tour); Once in Royal David’s City, Miss Julie (Belvoir, Sydney); The Dark Room (nominated for Best Actor at the Sydney Theatre Awards; Company B); True West, Dissident, Goes Without Saying, Far Away, The Shape of Things (Sydney Theatre Company) and MEN (Old Fitzroy). Film includes: Last Cab to Darwin, Broke, Black Chook, Observance, Beneath Hill 60 (nominated for Best Actor in a Feature Film, Australian Film Institute Awards); I Love You Too, Save Your Legs!, Noise (winner of Best Actor in a Feature Film, Film Critics Circle Awards; nominated for Best Actor in a Feature Film, Australian Film Institute Awards and Inside Film Awards) and To End All WarsTelevision includes: Brock, The Let Down, The Outlaw Michael Howe (also written and directed), The Borgias (Series 3);  Love My Way (nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actor, ASTRA Awards, Most Popular TV Actor, Silver Logie Awards and Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, TV Week Awards as well as contributing several episodes over three series). Credits as a writer (UK) include: Happy New (Trafalgar Studios), Rabbit (Frantic Assembly UK tour), The Slap (nominated for a BAFTA and Emmy Award) and Ruben Guthrie (also directed; 2015 BFI London Film Festival).

John MacMillan

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Previous Young Vic: The Members of the Wedding and In The Red and Brown Water.
Theatre includes: The Homecoming (Trafalgar Studios); Children’s Children, The Last Days of Judas (Almeida); Sympathy For A Psycopath (Edinburgh Festival); Dream Weaver (Hull Truck); Titus Andronicus (National Drama Festival, Scarborough); Cymbeline (Cheek by Jowl World Tour); Piranha Heights (Soho); Macbeth (nominated for the Ian Charleson Award; Royal Exchange, Manchester) and Hamlet (nominated for the Ian Charleson Award; Donmar/Broadway). Film includes: Fury, Maleficent, World War Z, The Dark Knight Rises, Hanna and HeartlessTelevision includes: This Windsors, Chewing Gum, Hoff the Record, Critical, New Tricks, Silk Series 1-3, Miranda Unwrapped, Sherlock Homes: The Blind Banker and Hustle.

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Theatre includes: Great Britain, The Effect – Best Actress Olivier nomination, (National Theatre); Reasons To Be Pretty (Almeida) and Treats (Garrick). Film includes: City of Tiny Lights, Animals United, Things To Do Before You’re 30, The Calcium Kid and Spirit Trap. Television includes: Penny Dreadful Series 1-3, Foxtrot, Doctor Who Series 1-3, True Love, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, A Passionate Woman, Mansfield Park, The Shadow in the North, The Ruby in the Smoke, Much Ado About Nothing, Bella and the Boys and Canterbury Tales: The Miller’s Tale.

 

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Previous Young Vic: Public Enemy and King Lear (also Liverpool Everyman Playhouse).
Theatre includes: Birdland, Muse and Poem, Open Court – Actors and Poems (Royal Court); Deluge (Hampstead); Medea (Almeida); The Lyons (Menier Chocolate Factory); The King’s Speech (Tour & West End); Decade Ensemble (Headlong); Lingua Franca (Finborough/59E59 New York); Love the Sinner, Mother Courage, Romeo and Juliet (National Theatre); All About My Mother (Old Vic); Rabbit Bella (Old Red Lion/Trafalgar Studios); Rabbit Bella (59E59, New York); Don Carlos (also West End), Iphigenia, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, The Man Who Had All The Luck (Sheffield Crucible); Fuddy Meers (Birmingham Rep/Arts Theatre); Lobby Hero (Donmar Warehouse/New Ambassadors); The Taming of the Shrew and The Dispute (also Lyric Hammersmith) (RSC). Film includes: Being Considered, Joyride, The Honest Courtesan and The Token King. Television includes: Father Brown, The Trials of Jimmy Rose, Silent Witness, Legacy, Holby City, Doctors, The Bill, Casualty, The IT Crowd, The Brides in the Bath, EastEnders, McCallum, The Miller’s Tale and Lord Elgin. Radio includes: The Gambler, The Other Man, Don Carlos and The Ideal Heroine.

Thalissa Teixeira

Thalissa Teixeira
Theatre includes: The Night Watch (Royal Exchange); BU21 (Theatre 503); The Broken Heart, The Changeling (Globe) and Electra (Old Vic). Film includes: TakedownTelevision includes: The Musketeers.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Billie Piper is Yerma + extra dates added

We’re so excited to reveal that Billie Piper will play Yerma in Simon Stone’s new version of Federico García Lorca’s masterpiece.

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Billie Piper makes her Young Vic debut as Yerma. Her previous theatre credits include: Great Britain, The Effect – Olivier nomination for Best Actress (National Theatre); Reasons To Be Pretty (Almeida),Treats – Evening Standard Theatre nomination for Best Actress (Garrick). Her film work includes: City of Tiny Lights, Animals United, Things to Do Before You’re 30, The Calcium Kid and Spirit Trap. Television credits include: Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, Doctor Who, A Passionate Woman, The Shadow in the North, The Ruby in the Smoke, Much Ado About Nothing, True Love, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Canterbury Tales: The Miller’s Tale and Mansfield Park.

This achingly powerful story of a young woman desperate to become a mother expresses the anguish of a society battling to free itself from its past. Simon Stone’s new version re-imagines Lorca’s original for London today.

Stone’s version of Ibsen’s The Wild Duck was a sensation at the Barbican in 2014. Now he writes and directs his first original work for the UK.

As well as this incredible casting news, we’re also extending Yerma‘s run due to huge demand for tickets. The production will now play until 24 Sept and you can book now for the extra dates.

Yerma plays at the Young Vic from 28 July – 24 Sept, to book tickets click here.

Casting Announcement | Cuttin’ It

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Today we’ve to announced casting for Cuttin’ It, a devastating new play by Charlene James that reveals the price some girls pay to become a woman. Adelayo Adedayo (Some Girls) and Tsion Habte will play Muna and Irqa directed by Gbolahan Obisesan. Get to know the cast below.

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Tsion Habte & Adelayo Adedayo

Adelayo Adedayo makes her Young Vic debut.  Her theatre credits include Klippies (Southwark Playhouse); Rachel (Finborough) and The Dead Wait (Park Theatre). For film, her credits include: Unlocked, Jet Trash, London Fields, Gone Too Far and Sket. Television credits include: Black to the Future, Houdini & Doyle, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, Law & Order UK, Some Girls (series 1-3), Skins, and Meet the Bandaiis.

Tsion Habte makes her professional debut in Cuttin’ It. She is currently studying at the BRIT School for Performing Arts.

Cuttin’ It by Charlene James runs at the Young Vic from 20 May – 11 June 2016. For more info / to book tickets: www.youngvic.org/whats-on/cuttin-it.
Cuttin’ It is a Young Vic / Royal Court Theatre co-production with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Sheffield Theatres and The Yard Theatre.

Casting Announcement | Dutchman

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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.jpgClare 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.

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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).

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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
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“Dutchman is designed to shock – its basic idea, its language and its murderous rage”The New York Times

Casting Announcement | Bull’s return to the YV

Following a sold-out run and an Olivier Award, Clare Lizzimore’s riveting production of Mike Bartlett’s Bull (★★★★) returns to the Young Vic for a limited run with ringside standing as three employees fight to keep their jobs. Get to know the cast below.
Due to phenomenal demand we’ve extended the run by one week and added an extra performance on Christmas eve. Book now.

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Theatre includes:Tis Pity She’s A Whore (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse); King Lear (Chichester Festival Theatre/BAM New York); Relatively Speaking (Wyndham’s); A Time to Reap, Posh, In Basildon (Royal Court); The Promise, Luise Miller (Donmar Warehouse); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Headlong); Fabrication (Affabulazione) (The Print Room); Danton’s Death (National Theatre); Mrs. Warren’s Profession (Comedy Theatre); Measure for Measure (Plymouth Theatre Royal/UK Tour); Waste (Almeida); Romeo and Juliet (Theatre Of Memory); Thyestes (Battersea Arts Centre); Finisterre (Theatre 503); The Herbal Bed (Salisbury Playhouse) and Cymeline (Cambridge Arts Theatre).
Film includes: Set the Thames on Fire, Anna Karenina, The Sweeney, The Numbers Station, The Duchess and 99 Francs.
Television includes: Saving Hope, The Hollow Crown II, Endeavour, Midsomer Murders and Big Bad World.
Radio includes: Heart of Darkness and Beau Geste.

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SUSANNAH FIELDING
Theatre includes: The Beaux Stratagem, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, Much Ado About Nothing, Philistines, The Rose Tattoo (National Theatre); The Merchant of Venice (winner of Ian Charleson Award), American Psycho (Almeida); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Noel Coward); Trelawny of the Wells (Donmar Warehouse); School for Scandal (Theatre Royal, Bath); All New People (West End and tour); The Merchant of Venice (RSC) and An Enemy of the People (nominated for Ian Charleson Award) (Sheffield Crucible).
Film and Short Film includes: 4-3-2-1, First night, She Stoops to Conquer, The Batsman & The Ballerina and Watching.
Television includes: I Want My Wife Back, Catastrophe (Series 2), Scrotal Recall, Death in ParadiseThe C Word, Boomers, The Great Fire, Drifters, Father Brown, The Job Lot, A Nice Arrangement, Uncle, Pramface (Series 2), Jo, Pete Vs Life (Series 1&2), The Paul Andrew Williams show, Midsomer Murders, Dr Who, Filth and Wallander.

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NIGEL LINDSAY
Theatre Credits Include: Speed-The-Plow (Playhouse); A Small Family Business, The Pillowman, London Cuckolds, Blue Remembered Hills, Dealer’s Choice (also Vaudeville) (National Theatre); Richard II (RSC); The Same Deep Water As Me, The Real Thing (also Albery, Broadway), Morphic Resonance (Donmar Warehouse); Shrek the Musical (Dreamworks/Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; nominated for Olivier and What’s On Stage Awards, Best Actor in a Musical); Broken Glass (Tricycle; winner of What’s On Stage Award, Best Supporting Actor); Sucker Punch, The Woman Before, Push Up, King Lear (Royal Court) Under the Blue Sky (Duke of York’s); The Homecoming, Awake and Sing(nominated for What’s On Stage Award, Best Supporting Actor), Romance, The Earthly Paradise, The Tower (Almeida); Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly) World Music, Hamlet (Sheffield Crucible); The Tempest (Old Vic); Bedroom Farce (Aldwych), Katerina (Lyric Hammersmith) and Anna Karenina (Shared Experience).
Film includes: Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Breakfast With Johnny Wilkinson, Four Lions (nominated for British Comedy Award for Best British Comedy Performance in Film), First Night, Scoop, Mike Bassett: England Manager, Blackball, On A Clear Day and Rogue Trader.
Television includes: Victoria (2016), Death In Paradise (Series 5), The Devil You Know, You, Me And The Apocalypse, Foyle’s War, Poirot: The Labours Of Hercules, Gifted, The Tunnel, The Fear, George Gently (Series 6), Best Of Men, Mid Morning Matters With Alan Patrtridge, Spooks (Series 9), Silent Witness, Waking The Dead, The Relief Of Belsen, Rome, Jam And Jerusalem, Ok Corral, All About George, New Tricks, The Bill, Tunnel Of Love, Frances Tuesday, Murphy’s Law, My Family, Casualty, I’m Alan Patrtidge, Midsomer Murders, The Armando Iannucci Show, Too Much Sun, Déjà Vu, A Dance to the Music of Time, Harbour Lights, Bye Bye Baby, Brass Eye, Dressing For Breakfast (Series 1-3), A Few Short Journeys Of The Heart and Between The Lines.

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Theatre includes: The Same Deep Water As Me (Donmar Warehouse); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC) and Seasons’s Greetings (National Theatre).
Film includes: Bad Education: The Movie, Nativity 3, The Harry Hill Movie, Nativity 2, Arthur Christmas,  Nativity, Frequently Asked Questions about Time Travel and Confetti.
Television includes: High and Dry, Psychobitches, Drunk History, Inside Number 9, Way to Go, Delocated, La La Land (winner of Rose d’Or Award), Marc Wootton Exposed, Gavin & Stacey, Nighty Night, High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman, French & Saunders, The Pilot Show, My New Best Friend (winner of British Comedy Award and Rose d’Or Golden Rose Award), Cyderdelic: The Revolution Will Be Televised (winner of BBC2 Green Light Award) and The 11 O’Clock Show.

Bull return to the YV on 11 Dec and runs until 16 Jan 2015. Get close to the action with Ringside Standing tickets for just £10. For more info / to book tickets: www.youngvic.org/whats-on/bull

A Supporting Wall / Young Vic co-production.

Click here to see what audiences said about the show in 2014.

Casting announcement | Barbarians

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We’ve got yet another casting announcement for you! This time we’re delighted to share with you the cast of Barbarians, a trilogy of gripping and timeless plays by Barrie Keeffe directed by Liz Stevenson, winner of the JMK Award 2015. Barbarians follows Jan, Paul and Louis as they try to fight their way into a society rife with unemployment and rejection. Bubbling tensions erupt with chilling consequences. Get to know the cast and take a look at their biogs below.


Fisayo AkinadeFisayo Akinade makes his Young Vic debut. His previous theatre credits include: The Vote (Donmar); Refugee Boy (West Yorkshire Playhouse; UK Tour); As You Like It (Transport Theatre; UK & European Tour – nominated for Ian Charleson Award); Neighbors (HighTide; Nuffield); Shiverman (Theatre 503); Waiting for Godot (West Yorkshire Playhouse; Talawa UK Tour); Sold (Pleasance Courtyard) and The Edge (New Diorama Theatre). Television credits include: Banana, Cucumber, Ordinary Lies and Fresh Meat. Film credits include: She Who Brings Gifts.

 

 

 

Alex AustinAlex Austin makes his Young Vic debut. His previous theatre credits include: The Striker and Yen (Royal Exchange Manchester); Henry V (Unicorn Theatre; Traverse); The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Unicorn Theatre), Idomeneus (Gate Theatre); Pigeons (Royal Court); Coal Eaters (Theatre 503); Hope, Light and Nowhere (Underbelly, Cowgate); The Greek Season: Philoctetes/Antigone (Unicorn Theatre); Locked Room Scenario (London); Telling Tales and My City (Almeida); Encourage the Others (Almeida Young Friends) and Platform (Old Vic New Voices). Television credits include: Sherlock, The Interceptor, Musketeers, New Tricks, Holby City and Misfits. Film credits include: Legacy, The Hooligan Factory, Christmas Candle, The World’s End, The Swarm, The Sweeney and Undefeated. Radio includes: Ancient Greek.

 

Brian Vernel Brian Vernel makes his Young Vic debut. His previous theatre credits include: Future Conditional (Old Vic); Takin’ over the Asylum (Royal Lyceum; Citizens’ Theatre); Macbeth (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); The Static and Blackout (Thickskin); The Cherry Orchard and They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and Four Parts Broken (National Theatre of Scotland; Oran Mor; Traverse). Television credits include: The Last Kingdom, The Casual Vacancy, Grantchester, Prey and Field of Blood. Film credits include: Winter Song, Let Us Prey and Offender.

 

 

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 is kindly supported by Philip Hooker, the Leverhulme Trust Arts Scholarships Fund, the Martin Bowley Charitable Trust, the Eranda Foundation and all its individual donors. Patrons: Dame Judi Dench, Baroness Howe, Sir Ian McKellen and Tom Morris (Founding Chair) Registered Charity No. 295080
www.jmktrust.org

Barbarian runs at the YV from 27 Nov – 19 Dec. Book now: www.youngvic.org/whats-on/barbarians