Blue/Orange: Full casting + an extra week of performances announced

Today we announce the full cast of Matthew Xia’s production of the Olivier Award-winning Blue/Orange.

David Haig (Guys and Dolls, Four Weddings and a Funeral) joins Daniel Kaluuya (Black Mirror, Sucker Punch) and Luke Norris (Poldark, A View from the Bridge) in Joe Penhall’s razor-sharp look at race and mental health. Find out more about the incredible cast below. 

And, due to phenomenal demand, we’ve just added an extra week of performances to the already extended run of Blue/Orange, now playing until 2 July.

David Haig

David Haig’s theatre credits include Guys And Dolls (West End), for which he is nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical; Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Chichester Festival Theatre); Pressure (written by and starring David – Chichester Festival Theatre and Edinburgh Lyceum); King Lear (Theatre Royal Bath); The Madness of George III (West End and Theatre Royal Bath – Olivier Nominated); Yes, Prime Minister (Chichester Festival Theatre and West End); Mary Poppins (West End – Olivier Nominated); Donkeys’ Years (West End – Olivier Nominated); Hitchcock Blond (Royal Court and West End); Our Country’s Good (Royal Court), for which he won the Olivier Award for Actor of the Year; House and Garden (National Theatre); Art (West End and Broadway). Television credits include: Penny Dreadful, The Thick Of It and The Thin Blue Line.  His film credits include: Two Weeks Notice and Four Weddings and a Funeral. Later in 2016 he will appear in Florence Foster Jenkins with Meryl Streep.

daniel kDaniel Kaluuya returns to the Young Vic following A Season in the Congo in 2013. His other theatre credits include: Trelawny of the Wells (Donmar Warehouse), Oxford Street, Sucker Punch (Royal Court), for which he won a Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard Award. His film credits include: Sicario, Kick Ass and Johnny English. TV   includes: Channel 4 cult drama Skins, Black Mirror, Psychoville and Doctor Who. Daniel’s writing credits include: Skins series 1,2 & 3 and Two of a Kind (Hampstead).



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Luke Norris returns to the Young Vic following his appearance in A View from the Bridge (also West End) which won an Olivier Award for Best Revival. His other theatre credits include: Hamlet, As You Like It (RSC); Orpheus Descending (Royal Exchange); Antigone, The Kitchen (National Theatre); Filumena (Almeida); Remembrance Day (Royal Court), War Horse (NT West End) and White Boy (Soho Theatre). For television, his credits include: Poldark, Our World War, Titanic, Skins and The Inbetweeners. As a playwright, his work includes: So Here We Are (Winner of a 2013 Bruntwood Prize), Hearts (National Theatre Connections) and Goodbye To All That (Royal Court).

Blue/Orange plays at the Young Vic from 12 May – 2 July. To book tickets, click here.

Casting announcement | Barbarians


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

Barbarian runs at the YV from 27 Nov – 19 Dec. Book now:

Cast announcement | A View from the Bridge in New York

We’re pleased to announce that Russell Tovey will be joining Mark Strong, Nicola Walker, Phoebe Fox, Emun Elliott, Michael Gould and Richard Hansell for Ivo van Hove’s Olivier Award winning production of A View from the Bridge which will play at the Lyceum Theatre in New York from 21 October. Russell Tovey will play the role of Rodolfo alongside the original Young Vic company. Take a look at his biog below and click here for more on the rest of the cast.

Russell Tovey

Russell Tovey last appeared on Broadway in the National Theatre production of The History Boys playing Rudge, the role he originated in London and subsequently performed around the world. He reprised the role in the film version of the play, directed by Nicholas Hytner. Tovey’s other theatre credits include Howard Katz, Henry V, His Girl Friday and His Dark Materials (National Theatre); Plasticine, A Miracle and The Pass (Royal Court Theatre); The Sea and Sex With A Stranger (West End). His film credits include Pride, Grabbers, The Pass, Mindhorn, and the upcoming The Lady in The Van. His television credits include the role of Kevin in HBO’s Looking, The Night Manager, Being Human, Banished, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Little Dorrit, Him and Her and The Job Lot.
A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller’s dark and passionate classic drama set on the Brooklyn waterfront, premiered at the YV in April 2014 to ecstatic reviews and instantly sold out. The show subsequently transferred to the West End where it recently concluded another completely sold-out run.

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Casting announced for 4 shows + Measure for Measure extends


Today we’re announcing the cast of 4 upcoming YV shows. John Heffernan and Anna Maxwell Martin lead the cast of Macbeth while Zubin Varla and Paul Ready join Romola Garai in Measure for Measure. Also, due to huge demand for tickets before the show has even opened, we’ve added an extra week of Measure for Measure performances, on sale today! We’ve also got some super exciting La Musica and Creditors casting news – find out more below.

Directed by Carrie Cracknell & Lucy.

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John Heffernan makes his Young Vic debut in Macbeth. His previous theatre credits include: Oppenheimer (RSC/West End); Edward II, She Stoops to Conquer, Emperor and Galilean, After the Dance, The Habit of Art, (National); King Lear, The SeagullMuch Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet (RSC); Love and Information (Royal Court); The Physicists (Donmar Warehouse); The Last of the Duchess (Hampstead); Richard II (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol); Love, Love, Love (Paines Plough); and The Hothouse and Carrie’s War (West End). Film credits include: Eye in the Sky and Having You.  Television credits include:  Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Ripper Street, Sons of Liberty, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Outlander, Foyle’s War, Love and Marriage, The Hollow Crown and The Shadow Line.  Later this year John will be seen in Dickensian (BBC) and Luther (BBC).

Anna Maxwell Martin makes her Young Vic debut. Her previous theatre credits include: Di and Viv and Rose (Hampstead); Measure for Measure (Almeida); The Female Species (Vaudeville); Cabaret (Lyric); The Entertainer, Dumb Show (Royal Court); His Dark Materials, Honour, Three Sisters, The Coast of Utopia (National Theatre) and The Little Foxes (Donmar Warehouse). Her film work includes: The Alan Partridge Movie, Philomena, Becoming Jane, The Other Man, Enduring Love, and The Hours. Television credits include: Midwinter of the Spirit, And Then There Were None, The Frankenstein Chronicles, Death Comes to Pemberley, The Accused, The Bletchley Circle, The Nightwatch, South Riding (BAFTA Award nominated), Freefall, Poppy Shakespeare (BAFTA Award for Best Actress), White Girl, Wind in the Willows, Bleak House, for which she won the Bafta Award for Best Actress, Dr. Who and North and South.

Also with: Mark Ebulué, Thomasin Gulgeç, Ben Lamb, Ira Mandela Siobhan, Ana Beatriz Meireles, Prasanna Puwanarajah and Clemmie Sveaas.

Measure for Measure
Directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins.


Romola Garai makes her Young Vic debut. Romola’s previous theatre work includes Indian Ink (Roundabout, New York); The Village Bike (Royal Court); Three Sisters (Lyric Hammersmith); King Lear/The Seagull (RSC); and Calico (West End) for which she was nominated for Most Promising Newcomer at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. Her film work includes Atonement, for which she was nominated for the Best Actress Award at the Evening Standard British Film Awards, One Day, I Capture the Castle, Last Days on Mars, Angel, for which she won Lumiere Award nomination for Most Promising New Actress, Scoop, Amazing Grace and As You Like it. Her television credits include The Hour (Golden Globe nominated), The Crimson Petal and the White (BAFTA nominated) and Emma (Golden Globe nominated). In 2015 Romola will be appearing in Dominion and Suffragette and has just finished filming Churchill’s Secret.

Zubin Varla returns to the Young Vic for the first time since his appearance in The Changeling in 2012.  Other theatre credits include: Dara, The Enchantment, Attempts on Her Life, Cyrano de Bergerac (National); Two Gentlemen of Verona, Midnight’s Children, The Tempest, Bartholomew Fair, Romeo & Juliet (RSC); Twelfth Night (Donmar in the West End); Paradise Regained (Royal Court); Jesus Christ Superstar, Beautiful Thing (West End); A Connecticut Yankee in the  Court of King Arthur, Lady Be Good (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Antigone (Old Vic); Amadeus (City of London Sinfonia tour). Television credits include: Our Girl, Strike Back, Little Dorrit, Silent Witness, Spooks.  Film credits include: Mad, Sad and Bad and Jacob. Zubin has recorded with Nitin Sawhney on his album Human and plays with the Bergonzi Quartet.

Paul Ready makes his Young Vic debut in Measure for Measure. His previous theatre credits include: Black Comedy (Chichester Festival); Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Exchange); Terrorism, In the Republic of Happiness, Wastwater, Forty Winks, Black Milk, Crazyblackmuthafuckingself (Royal Court); Noises Off (Old Vic; Novello); Mother Clapps Molly House, A Woman Killed with Kindness, London Assurance, Time & the Conways, Major Barbara, St Joan, Attempts on her Life, Waves (National); Love’s Labours Lost (Globe & US Tour); Romance (Almeida) and World Music (Donmar and Sheffield Crucible). His film credits include: Private Peaceful, Angels and Insects, Maybe Baby, Dresden and Pierrepoint. For television, his credits include: Virtuoso, Cuffs, Utopia, Ripper Street, The Tunnel, Trial and Retribution and Pulling.

Also with: Romola Garai leads the cast as Isabella with Paul Ready as Angelo and Zubin Varla as Duke Vincentio. They will be joined by Hammed Animashaun (Provost), Tom Edden (Pompey), Ivanno Jeremiah (Claudio), John Mackay (Lucio), Sarah Malin (Escalus), Natalie Simpson (Julietta), Rafael Sowole (Master Froth), Cath Whitefield (Mariana) and Matthew Wynn (Barnardine). 

La Musica
Directed by Jeff James.

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Emily Barclay was last seen at the Young Vic in Three Sisters. Her other theatre credits include: Strange Interlude, The Seagull, That Face, Gethsemene, Hamlet (Belvoir, Sydney); This is Our Youth (Sydney Opera House) and The Importance of Being Earnest (Melbourne Theatre Company). Her film credits include: The Light Between Oceans, Weekender, Mr Pip, Love Birds, Lou, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole, Piece of My Heart (for which she won the New Zealand screen award for best actress), Prime Mover, Surburban Mayhem (for which she won the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Lead Actress in Film and the Inside Film Award for Best Actress), Cockle and In My Father’s Den (for which she won the British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer and the New Zealand Screen Award for Best Actor). Television credits include: Please Like Me, Lowdown, Kidnapped, Glitch and The Silence (for which she won the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Drama).

Sam Troughton returns to the Young Vic for the first time since his appearance in Mike Bartlett’s Bull, which enjoyed runs in both Sheffield and New York. His other theatre credits include: Tuzenbach in Three Sisters (Young Vic); King Lear (National); Mint, Death Tax, The President Has Come to See You, Love Love Love (Royal Court); A Streetcar Named Desire (Liverpool Playhouse); Morte D’Arthur, Romeo & Juliet, The Grain Store, Julius Caesar, The Winter’s Tale, Richard III, Henry VI Part III, Henry VI Part II, Henry VI Part I and Taming of the Shrew (RSC). His film credits include: Spirit Trap, Alien Vs Predator, Vera Drake and Sylvia. Television includes: The Hollow Crown: War of the Roses, Dancing on the Edge, Silent Witness, Judge John Deed, Seven Wonders of the Industrial World: The Sewer King, Summer in the Suburbs, The Town, Ultimate Force and Robin Hood 1, 2 & 3.

Directed by this year’s Genesis Future Directors Award winner Rikki Henry.

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Jolyon Coy makes his Young Vic debut. His theatre credits include: Holy Warriors, Antony & Cleopatra (Shakespeare’s Globe); Wendy and Peter Pan (RSC); Our Boys (Duchess); Edward II (Royal Exchange); The Prince of Hamburg (Donmar); Posh (also West End), Before the Flood (Royal Court) and All’s Well That Ends Well (National). His film credits include: Beauty and the Beast, Testament of Youth, The Fifth Estate and The Deep Blue Sea. For television his credits include: Midsomer Murders, War & Peace, Mr Selfridge, The Whale, Locked Up Abroad, Henry IV(I&II), Pete Vs. Life, The Bill, Doctors, The Friday Night Club, Casualty, The Revenge Files of Alistair Fury and My Hero. Radio includes: Votes for Women and A Girl in Winter.

Tom Rhys Harries makes his Young Vic debut. His previous theatre work includes: Four Play (Old Vic); Hotel (National); Mojo (West End); The History Boys (Sheffield Crucible); Torch Song Trilogy (Menier Chocolate Factory); Night Must Fall, Othello, The Changeling and  A Doll’s House (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama). Film credits include: Crow, The Inbetweeners (The Long Goodbye), Hot Property, Iron Clad: Battle For Blood and Hunky Dory. For television, his credits include: Hinterland II, Jekyll and Hyde, Under Milkwood, D-Day: Last Letters Home, Midsomer Murders and Parades End.

Gyuri Sarossy makes his Young Vic debut. His theatre credits include: The Absence of War (Rose, Kingston), The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd (Orange Tree); The Seagull, Tonight at 8.30, The Tempest (Nuffield); The Seven Year Itch, Design For Living (Salisbury Playhouse); Foxfinder (Finborough); Earthquakes in London, Luther (National); As You Like It (Manchester Royal Exchange); The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Liverpool Everyman & Chichester Festival); Romeo & Juliet (RSC); Man & Superman, Don Juan, Galileo’s Daughter (Theatre Royal, Bath);The Hypochondriac (Almeida); Uncle Vanya, Twelfth Night (Donmar Warehouse) and The Promise (Tricycle). His film credits include: Mercenaries, Another Life and Until Death. Television credits include: The Coroner, Foyle’s War, Einstein and Eddington, Tchaikovsky, Egypt, Judge John Deed and Blue Dove.


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Real-life father and son star in Caryl Churchill’s A Number

John and Lex Shrapnel in A Number. Photo by Richard Budd.

                                            John and Lex Shrapnel in A Number. Photo by Richard Budd.

Caryl Churchill’s thrilling drama A Number directed by Michael Longhurst comes to the YV in July. Rated no.4 in the Guardian’s top 10 theatre of 2014, the acclaimed Nuffield production stars real-life father and son John and Lex Shrapnel. Get to know the cast and take a look at their biogs below…  

John Shrapnel in A Number. Photo by Richard Budd.

John Shrapnel in A Number. Photo by Richard Budd.

John Shrapnel plays Salter. He last appeared at the Young Vic in King Lear. Other theatre credits include Hamlet (Royal Exchange, Manchester), Macbeth (Manchester International Festival/New York), King Lear (Tobacco Factory, Bristol), Phaedra (National Theatre/Epidaurus/ Washington), Julius Caesar (Barbican), South Pacific (National Theatre), The Hothouse (Chichester/Comedy Theatre), Hamlet, The Dybbuk, The Thebans, The Greeks, Measure for Measure, Temptation, The Archbishop’s Ceiling (RSC).  John’s television credits include Merlin, Waking the Dead, Inspector Lynley, New Tricks, Apparitions, The Palace, Inspector Morse, Midsomer Murders, Jonathan Creek, Coogan’s Run, Hornblower, Foyle’s War, Between the Lines, Invasion Earth, BodyguardsBlackeyes, The Woman in White, Professional Foul, Edward & Mrs Simpson, Elizabeth R.  His film credits include The Awakening, The Duchess, Alien Autopsy, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Troy, Gladiator, Notting Hill, Sparkle, Mirrors, 101 Dalmatians, Two Deaths, How To Get Ahead In Advertising, Personal Services, and Nicholas and Alexandra.

Lex Shrapnel in A Number. Photo by Richard Budd.

Lex Shrapnel in A Number. Photo by Richard Budd.

Lex Shrapnel plays Bernard. His theatre credits include: Hedda Gabler (Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton), The Deep Blue Sea and Death of a Salesman (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Serious Money (Birmingham Rep), Richard II, Henry IV Part IHenry V, Henry VI Parts 1, 2, 3 and Richard III (Royal Shakespeare Company), Hamlet (Birmingham Rep), Romeo and Juliet (Chichester) and King Lear (Almeida).  His television credits include A.D., Sons of Liberty, Transporter, The AssetsMidsomer MurdersBy Any MeansEndeavourThe Poison TreeHuntedMinder and Sharpe’s Challenge.  Lex’s film credits include Grimsby, Seal Team Eight, OXI: An Act of Resistance, Captain America: The First Avenger, EmulsionAn Organization of DreamsFlyboysMinotaurThunderbirds and K-19: The Widowmaker.

A Number is directed by Michael Longhurst, designed by Tom Scutt, with lighting design by Lee Curran and sound design by Richard Hammarton. The shows runs at the YV from 4 Jul – 15 Aug. Book now:

Casting announced for The Trial + Day Seat Lottery info

Olivier Award winner Rory Kinnear leads the cast of this new adaptation of Kafka’s novel, created by Richard Jones and Miriam Buether and written by Nick Gill. Take a look at the full cast below.


Marc Antolin makes his Young Vic debut in The Trial. Other theatre credits include Taken at Midnight (Minerva Theatre, Chichester/Theatre Royal Haymarket); Amadeus, Singin’ in the Rain and The Music Man (Chichester Festival Theatre); From Here to Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre); Matilda (RSC/Cambridge Theatre); Bells are Ringing, Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi (Union Theatre); Hello Dolly and Into the Woods (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Billy Liar (UK tour); and Imagine This (New London Theatre). Marc’s film credits include Love Actually, Hunky Dory and London Road, released in June 2015. Television credits include Caerdydd and More Than Love.

Steven Beard

Steven Beard’s previous credits at the Young Vic include The Good Person of Szechuan and The Government Inspector. His other theatre credits include The Crucible (West Yorkshire Playhouse); A Flea in her Ear and The Illusion (Old Vic); Uncle Vanya, The Winter’s Tale, The Bald Prima Donna, The Breasts of Tiresias and The Park (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); The Lady From the Sea and The Father (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow); The Servant of Two Masters and Endgame (Nottingham Playhouse, also performed in Weimar as part of 1999’s European Capital of Culture); Nathan the Wise, The Seagull, Seven Doors and Scapino (Chichester Festival Theatre); Racing Demon, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (National Theatre); and The Importance of Being Earnest and Candide (Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy). Film credits include Anna Karenina, The Remains of the Day and Shakespeare in Love.

Richard Cant makes his Young Vic debut in The Trial. His theatre credits include My Night with Reg (Donmar/Apollo); War Horse (National Theatre); Salome (Headlong); Troilus and Cressida, Cymbeline, As You Like It (Cheek By Jowl); The Country Wife, Original Sin (Sheffield Crucible); Pera Pelas (Gate); Other People (Royal Court); Angels in America (Manchester Library); Hamlet, Cymbeline, Much Ado About Nothing (RSC); His film credits include Sparkle and Lawless Heart. Television credits include Bleak House, Mapp And Lucia, Outlander, Doctor Who and The Way We Live Now.

Sarah Crowden

Sarah Crowden makes her Young Vic debut in The Trial. Her previous theatre credits include Flare Path (Theatre Royal, Haymarket); 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea ( Stratford East); The Man Who Came to Dinner (Chichester Festival Theatre); Chatsky (Almeida & tour); La Bete (Lyric, Hammersmith); and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC). Her film credits include Mr Holmes, Queen of the Desert, Quartet, The Riot Club, Jupiter Ascending, Brideshead Revisited and Miss Potter. For television her credits include Doc Martin, New Tricks, Wolf Hall, Downton Abbey, Upstairs Downstairs, Sarah Jane Adventures, Tipping the Velvet and many others. For radio, her credits include Kathmandu or Bust.

Charlie Folorunsho

Charlie Folorunsho returns to the Young Vic having previously appeared in The Mosquito Coast. His other theatre credits include Satyagraha (ENO & Metropolitan Opera, New York); The Firework Maker’s Daughter (Lyric Hammersmith); Gilgamesh (London Parks); All’s Well That Ends Well (UK tour); The Lower Depths (The Clink Vaults); Muhammad Ali & Me (Ovalhouse); Under Their Influence (Tricycle); The Southwark Mysteries (Southwark Cathedral); A Mad World My Masters (New Wolsey, Ipswich); and The Arrival (Newcastle Playhouse).

Neil Haigh

Neil Haigh makes his Young Vic debut in The Trial. His previous theatre credits include World Cup 66 (Bristol Old Vic); What The Dickens (Brewery, Bristol); Pub Rock, Hard Hearted Hannah (also Kennedy Center Washington DC) (Lyric Hammersmith); Made Up (Soho Theatre); The Summer House, Difficulty of Concentration, Angels of the Universe (The Gate); Mass Observation (Almeida); The Irish Giant (Southwark Playhouse); The Ratcatcher of Hamelin, Meat & Two Veg (BAC); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (UK Tour) and Ether Frolics (SHUNT). For television his credits include Dalziel and Pascoe, No Angels, Casualty, The Bill and Doctors (National Soap Award nomination 2014).

Suzy King
makes her Young Vic debut in The Trial. Previous theatre credits include Swanwhite (The Gate); Dr Faustus and Daisy Pulls It Off (Dukes, Lancaster); The Millionairess (BAC); Marya and A Flea In Her Ear (Old Vic); and Merry Christmas Mr Burbage (The Theatre, Shoreditch). Opera credits include Anna Nicole, Il Trittico, The Gambler, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Royal Opera House); Der Rosenkavalier and Falstaff (Glyndebourne); and Julietta, Lulu, Die Fledermaus and Don Carlos (English National Opera). Suzy’s film credits include The Third Party, Like It Is and Knickers. Her television credits include The House of Eliot, Blood Rights and The Upper Hand. For radio, her credits include work as a presenter for Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation Radio 1.

Rory Kinnear

Rory Kinnear returns to the stage for the first time since his Evening Standard Award-winning performance as Iago in Othello (National Theatre) in 2013, for which he also won an Olivier Award. In 2011 he won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performances in both Measure for Measure (Almeida) and Hamlet (National Theatre). Other theatre credits include The Last of the Hausmanns, Tragedy, Philistines and The Man of Mode (Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role) (National Theatre); Mary Stuart (Donmar Warehouse); Cymbeline and Taming of the Shrew (RSC). His film credits include The Imitation Game, Cuban Fury, Skyfall, Quantum of Solace, Wild Target and Broken, for which he won the BIFA award for Best Supporting Actor. For television, his credits include The Casual Vacancy, Penny Dreadful, Count Arthur Strong, Richard II, Southcliffe for which he was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor, Loving Miss Hatto, Black Mirror and Lucan. Upcoming releases include Spectre, Man Up and Tresspass Against Us.

Kate O’Flynn

Kate O’Flynn makes her Young Vic debut in The Trial. Theatre credits include A Taste of Honey and Port (National Theatre) for which she won the Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Newcomer; The Ritual Slaughter of George Mastromas and A Miracle (Royal Court); Lungs and The Sound of Heavy Rain (Paines Plough/Sheffield) and See How They Run and The Children’s Hour (Royal Exchange, Manchester) for which she won the MEN Award for Best Newcomer and the TMA Award for Best Supporting Actress. Kate’s film credits include Mr Turner, Up There and Happy Go Lucky and her television work includes Ordinary Lies, No Offence and The Suspicions of Mr Whicher.

Weruche Opia

Weruche Opia makes her Young Vic debut in The Trial. Other theatre credits include Liberian Girl (Royal Court); Shakespeare Sonnets (Shakespeare’s Globe); and The Inheritors and For Coloured Girls (National Theatre Nigeria). Television credits include Bad Education (series regular), Suspects, Banana and Top Boy. Film credits include When Love Happens and Bad Education The Movie which is due for release later in 2015.

Hugh Skinner

Hugh Skinner’s previous work at the Young Vic includes The Cherry Orchard and Senora Carrar’s Rifles. Other theatre credits include Therese Raquin (Theatre Royal, Bath); American Psycho (Almeida); Wild Oats (Bristol Old Vic); You Can’t Take It With You (Royal Exchange, Manchester); 66 Books, Where’s My Seat?, 2nd May 1997, (Bush); The Great Game (Tricycle) and The Enchantment (National Theatre). Hugh’s film credits include Kill Your Friends, Les Misérables and Day of the Dead. Television credits include Our Zoo, Any Human Heart and Tess of the D’Urbervilles. He is currently appearing in W1A on BBC One.

Sian Thomas

Sian Thomas returns to the Young Vic having previously appeared in Rainsnakes. Other theatre credits include Minetti (Barbican/ Royal Lyceum Edinburgh); Passion Play (Duke of York’s); Blue Heart Afternoon and The Glass Room (Hampstead Theatre); Feelgood (Hampstead Theatre/Garrick), Richard II (Donmar Warehouse); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Northern Stage/Sheffield Crucible); Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith/Novello); Up for Grabs (Wyndham’s), for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award; The Illusion (Old Vic); Fram, House and Garden, Sleep With Me, Richard II, The Way of the World and Countrymania (National Theatre), for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award; Ghosts (Bristol Old Vic); The Price (Apollo/Tricycle); Push Up (Royal Court); King Lear, Macbeth, Hamlet, Happy End and Taming of the Shrew (RSC); and Richard III (RSC/Savoy). Her film credits include Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Perfume. On television, her credits include Atlantis, Merlin and The Royal Bodyguard.

The Trial runs at the Young Vic from 19 Jun – 22 Aug. Book now.

Casting announced for Ah, Wilderness!

Natalie Abrahami directs Eugene O’Neill’s warm portrait of a Connecticut childhood, complete with moonlit beaches, firecrackers, booze and a powerfully dark undertow. Take a look at the cast of Ah, Wilderness! in all their glory.

David Annen

David Annen plays David McComber / George. He has also appeared at the Young Vic in Fireface, My Dad’s A Birdman and Demons & Dybbuks. Other theatre includes Macbeth (MIF/Park Avenue Armory); The Master and Margarita, (Complicite); The Cement Garden (Vault Festival); Measure For Measure (Almeida); Henry VIII (Holy Trinity, Stratford); Chains of Dew (Orange Tree); Guantanamo (Tricycle Theatre) and Into The West (New Victory, New York). Film includes Absolutely Anything and The West Wittering Affair. Television includes Coalition, An Adventure in Space and Time, Call the Midwife and Midsomer Murders.

Georgia Bourke

Georgia Bourke plays Muriel, making her professional stage debut. Her film credits include Jane Eyre, GirlLikeMe and Reign of the General. Georgia’s television work includes Silent Witness and Hollyoaks (regular character Lacey Kane).

Janie Dee

Janie Dee plays Essie, making her Young Vic debut. Her other theatre credits include 84 Charing Cross Road (Salisbury Playhouse); A Little Night Music (Palace Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Globe Tour); Blithe Spirit (Gielgud); Putting it Together (St. James); Hello Dolly (Curve, Leicester – UK Theatre Award); NSFW (Royal Court – Olivier nomination); Noises Off (Old Vic/Novello); A Month in the Country (Chichester); Woman in Mind (Stephen Joseph/ Vaudeville); Shadowlands (Wyndhams and tour); My One and Only (Chichester/ Picadilly – Olivier nomination); Comic Potential (Lyric/ Manhattan Theatre Club – Olivier Award, Evening Standard Award, Critics Circle Award, Obie) and Carousel (National – Olivier Award). Television includes A Tribute to Harold Pinter, Celebration, The Murder Room, Death in Holy Orders and House of Cards. Film includes The Trouble With Dot and Harry, Dare to be Wild and Me and Orson Welles. Radio includes That Obscure Hurt, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Skios and From Russia With Love.

George MacKay

George MacKay plays Richard. He makes his Young Vic debut in Ah, Wilderness! following his first professional stage role in The Cement Garden at VAULT Festival 2014.  Nominated as one of the EE BAFTA Rising Stars in 2014, George’s recent film credits include PRIDE, Sunshine on Leith, How I Live Now and For Those in Peril. For his lead role in the latter, MacKay was awarded the Scottish BAFTA for Best Actor and won in the same category at the Stockholm Film Festival. Forthcoming credits include Captain Fantastic with Viggo Mortenson, Duane Hopkin’s Bypass and BBC One television drama The Outcast.

Martin Marquez

Martin Marquez plays Nat. Making his Young Vic debut in Ah, Wilderness!, his previous theatre credits include Blasted (Sheffield Theatres); The Crucible (West Yorkshire Playhouse); From Here to Eternity (West End); Mother Courage and her Children, Anything Goes, Love’s Labours Lost (National Theatre); The Iceman Cometh (Old Vic); and Cleansed (Royal Court). Television credits include Vera, Twenty Twelve and The Whale. In spring 2015 Martin will appear in new BBC One comedy Woody.

Eleanor McLoughlin

Eleanor McLoughlin plays Norah. She makes her Young Vic debut in Ah, Wilderness!.  Previous stage credits include Planter’s Island (Saint Martin’s Studio Theatre) and Playboy of the Western World (Millbank Theatre). Her film credits include Forgotten Man and Ghost Runner.

Yasmin Paige

Yasmin Paige plays Belle. Making her Young Vic debut in Ah, Wilderness!, her previous theatre credits include Spur of the Moment (Royal Court); Annie (Hammersmith); Romeo and Juliet (Bloomsbury) and Les Miserables (Palace). Film includes The Possibilities are Endless, The Double, Second Nature, Z, Wondrous Oblivion, Tooth, The Keeper, I Could Never Be Your Woman, and Submarine. Television includes Glue, Pramface, Coming Up: Spoof or Die, Secret Life, Smack the Pony, Bed & Breakfast Star, The Last Detective, Mysti, Golden Hour, My Life as a Popat and Murderland. Radio includes Dead in the Water, The Meeting Point, and The Little Toe Radio.

Dominic RowanDominic Rowan plays Sid. He most recently appeared at the Young Vic as Lopakhin in Katie Mitchell’s production of The Cherry Orchard, and previous credits for the theatre include A Doll’s House which played two seasons before transferring to the West End and BAM in New York, and After Dido. Other theatre credits include Medea, Happy Now?, Iphegina at Aulis (National Theatre); The Village Bike (Royal Court); Henry VIII (Shakespeare’s Globe); and The Misanthrope (West End). Television credits include Henry IV, The Restless and Law and Order UK (four series).

Susannah WiseSusannah Wise plays Lily. She first appeared at the Young Vic in A Doll’s House. Other theatre credits include Hero and Where Do We Live (Royal Court); Blurred Lines, The Hush, The Holy Rosenbergs (National Theatre); Three Sisters and Festen (West End). Susannah’s television credits include Derek, Jo, Phone Shop, Camp X and Babylon. Later in 2015 she will be seen in The Enfield Haunting and feature film Take Down. Film credits include An Ideal Husband, Britannic and Wonder.

Ashley Zhangazha

Ashley Zhangazha plays Arthur. Appearing at the Young Vic for the first time, Ashley’s previous theatre credits include Hamlet (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Venice Preserv’d (The Spectator’s Guild); Henry V (Nöel Coward Theatre, Michael Grandage Season); Fences (Duchess Theatre); Belong and Truth and Reconciliation (Royal Court); Richard II, King Lear (Donmar Warehouse); and Danton’s Death (National Theatre). His television credits include Humans, Ordinary Lies and Lenny Goes to Town.

The role of Tommy in Ah, Wilderness! will be shared by Lucas Pinto and Rory Stroud.

Ah, Wilderness! runs from 14 Apr – 23 Mar. Tickets from £10 for all performances. Book now at