Casting announcement – meet the full cast of Wings

We’re thrilled to announce the rest of the cast of Wings directed by Natalie Abrahami, playing in the Main House from 14 September. Joining Juliet Stevenson is Lorna Brown, Kelle Bryan, David Emmings, Nicholas Gasson, Richard James-Neale, Emily Mytton, Mary Sheen and Emily Wachter. Find out more about them below. 

Lorna Brown 2Lorna Brown makes her Young Vic debut in Wings.
Recent theatre credits include:  Bodies, Torn (Royal Court); Things of Dry Hours (The Gate); The Oresteia (Almeida / West End); Little Light (The Orange Tree); Medea, Blurred Lines, Damned by Despair (National Theatre); Crowning Glory (Stratford East); Fear (The Bush); Clybourne Park (Royal Court / West End); Short Fuses (BOV) and Once on this Island (Hackney Empire / Tour).
Film credits include: The Lady in the Van, Taking Stock and Les Miserables.
Television credits include: Chewing Gum, Holby City, True Love and Outnumbered.

 

Kelle Bryan makes her Young Vic debut in Wings.Kelle Bryan BW
Recent theatre credits include:
 The Exonerated (Charing Cross Theatre); Cinderella (PHA); Rebellion (ODAC Ltd); The Extra Factor (No. 1 Tour); Torn by Femi Oguns (Arcola Theatre); Cinderella (Catford Broadway Theatre); The Brothers (The Drum Theatre / Hackney Empire); Bouncers by John Gober (Berkley Players); Jack and the Beanstalk (Channel Theatre) and My Fair Lady (Manchester Palace).
Film credits include: The Naked Poet, In the Mix and The Virus.
Television Credits include: Me & Mrs Jones, The Knot, The National Lottery, The Brothers and Glitter Ball.

 

David Emmings BWDavid Emmings makes his Young Vic debut in Wings.
Recent theatre credits: The Missing Light (The Old Vic); Emily Rising (Little Angel Theatre); Sleeping Beauty (Bristol Old Vic);The Elephantom (National Theatre / West End); Something Very Far Away (Unicorn Theatre / International Tour); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bristol Old Vic / Spoleto Festival USA),  Father Christmas (Lyric Hammersmith); The Confetti Maker (New Diorama Theatre) and War Horse (National Theatre / West End). Film credits: The Homeless Polar Bear, Sherlock Holmes and Alice. Short Film credits: Brilliant and Mime Poker.

 

Nicholas GassonNicholas Gasson makes his Young Vic debut in Wings.
Recent theatre credits include: Entertaining Mr Sloane, The Caretaker and  Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (London Classic Theatre / Tour); The Dumb Waiter, The Lover, The Picture of Dorian Gray (European Arts Company Tour); Talking Heads (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds); James and the Giant Peach (No. 1 Tour); Season’s Greetings (Mill Theatre) and Pink for a Boy (Oldham Coliseum). Television credits include: Merlin, EastEnders, Doctors, Shadow in the North and Private Life of an Easter Masterpiece.

 

Richard James - Neale BWRichard James-Neale makes his Young Vic debut in Wings.
Recent theatre credits include: The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Globe); Watership Down (Watermill Theatre); Peter Pan (Regent’s Park Open Air); Othello (Frantic Assembly / UK Tour); Emil and the Detectives (National Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Tooting Arts Club); Charlotte’s Web (Derby Theatre); Pygmalion (Old Vic) and In Doggerland (Theatre 503). Film credits include: The Legend of Tarzan, Dragon, When I’m Gone, Nadya’s Circus and The Situation.
Television credits include:  Thanks For The Memories, Atlantis and The Insiders.

 

Emily Mytton 2 BWEmily Mytton makes her Young Vic debut in Wings.
Recent theatre credits include:  My Brilliant Friend (Rose Theatre);  Magic Flute (ENO);  Medea (Almeida Theatre); From Morning to Midnight, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, WarHorse  and His Dark Materials (National Theatre); The Empress and The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe (RSC); The Drowned Man and Tunnel 228 (PunchDrunk); World Cup 1966 and The Creation of the Violin (BAC); The Lesson (Theatre O); Beasts and Beauties (Hampstead Theatre); The Chimp that Spoke (David Glass Ensemble) and Red Ladies (Clod Ensemble).

 

Mary-Sheen BWMary Sheen makes her Young Vic debut in Wings. 
Recent theatre credits include: The Importance of Being Earnest (Politiker Productions); The Sonnet Walk (Globe); Losing It, A Fine Line and Courting Disaster (Soho Theatre); The Fastest Clock in the Universe (Sweetspot Theatre); Hyacinth Blue (Clean Break Theatre); 84 Charing Cross Road  and She Stoops to Conquer (both which she won Derby Evening Telegraph Actress of the Year, Derby Playhouse). Television credits include: Foyle’s War, Southcliffe, The Last Note, The Innocence Project and Dirty Filthy Love. Film credits include: United Strong Alone, The Last Upper, Barley Sugar and Skin Deep.

 

Emily Wachter BWEmily Wachter makes her Young Vic debut in Wings.
Recent theatre credits include: My Brilliant Friend (Rose Theatre); Swallow (Traverse Theatre); Britain’s Best Recruiting Sergeant, Caucasian Chalk Circle (Unicorn Theatre); Bedroom Farce (Salisbury Playhouse); The Humans (Avignon Festival); From Morning to Midnight (National Theatre); Rats’ Tales (Manchester Royal Exchange); Pride and Prejudice (Theatre Royal Bath); Doctor Foster (Menier Chocolate Factory) and Julius Caesar (RSC).
Television credits include: Pyschoville, Compulsion and Judge John Deed.
Radio credits include: Maiden’s Trip, Sagrasso, The Way We live Right Now and High Table, Low Orders.

Wings by Arthur Kopit, direction by Natalie Abrahami runs in the Main House of the Young Vic from 14 Sept – 28 Oct. Tickets available to book now

11 Questions with the cast of Ah, Wilderness! – Lucas Pinto

Lucas Pinto in Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson.

  Lucas Pinto in Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson.

Lucas Pinto is currently playing Tommy Miller (also played by Rory Stroud) in Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. Here are his answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your character in Ah, Wilderness! in three words?
Raucous. Annoying. Active.

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Reading.

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
Not sure. This play.

What is your favourite midnight snack?
I don’t get up at midnight.

What are you most passionate about?
Drama!

If days were 28 hours long, what would you do with the 4 extra hours?
Sleep for 2 more hours, play and read.

Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?
Universal Studios Florida.

Favourite city and why?
New York.

What is your favourite song?
Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen.

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?
Now – because I don’t want my life to change.

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
Flight as I have always wanted to fly.

Ah, Wilderness! runs at the Young Vic until 23 May. Head over to YouTube to see the trailer. Book now: www.youngvic.org/whats-on/ah-wilderness

11 Questions with the cast of Ah, Wilderness! – Eleanor McLoughlin

Eleanor McLoughlin in Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson.

Eleanor McLoughlin in Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson.

Eleanor is currently playing Norah in Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. Here are her answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your character in Ah, Wilderness! in three words?
Clumsy. Cheeky. Young.

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Warming up.

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. 

What is your favourite midnight snack?
Red wine.

What are you most passionate about?
Prevaricating.

If you could be in a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
Prospects.

Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?
KnockanStockan.

Favourite city and why?
Dublin – I’d be in fierce trouble if I said otherwise.

What is your favourite song?
It’d be hard to say, I have so many.

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?
Now is fine.

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
The ability to make people laugh at my jokes.

Ah, Wilderness! runs at the Young Vic until 23 May. Head over to YouTube to see the trailer. Book now: www.youngvic.org/whats-on/ah-wilderness

4 Stars for Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic

The reviews are in for Ah, Wilderness!. Read below to find out what the critics think and click here to see the amazing audience response so far.

★★★★
“Natalie Abrahami’s haunting, witty production turns the piece into a dream-like memory play”
The Independent – read the full review here.

★★★★
“Bittersweet with wonderfully funny performances”
Financial Times – read the full review here.

★★★★
Sunday Express – read the review here.

“A visually seductive revival… George MacKay is excellent”
The Guardian

“George MacKay proves himself a stage performer of huge presence and skill”
The Times

“This revival boasts fine performances”
Daily Telegraph

Members of the company in in Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson.

Members of the company in in Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson.

“A stern but loving Janie Dee and a staunch but wry Martin Marquez are great as Richard’s parents”
The Times

“George Mackay is great: gawky, intense, silly, serious, vibrantly alive”
Time Out

“A visually seductive revival… Martin Marquez is wonderful, Janie Dee beautifully captures the mother, and there is first-rate support from Dominic Rowan and Susannah Wise”
The Guardian

“Rising star George MacKay excels as O’Neill’s teen rebel”
Evening Standard

“George MacKay is an absolute delight”
Daily Telegraph

“Extremely charming – O’Neill’s writing and director Natalie Abrahami’s production beautifully capture the ludicrousness of youth”
Time Out

Ah, Wilderness! runs at the Young Vic until 23 May. Book now.

11 Questions with the cast of Ah, Wilderness! – George MacKay

George MacKay in Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson

George MacKay in Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson.

George MacKay is currently playing Richard Miller in Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. Here are his answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your character in Ah, Wilderness! in three words?
Brimming. Growing. Learning.

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Warming up and checking props.

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
I remember being really struck by Gecko’s The Arab and the Jew at the Lyric Hammersmith and both actors’ physicality. Seeing Blackwatch too at the Barbican by the National Theatre of Scotland was breath-taking.

What is your favourite word?
Domino.

What are you most passionate about?
Wanting to learn more about the whatever it is I am doing at the time.

If days were 28 hours long, what would you do with the 4 extra hours?
More of whatever it is I was doing on normal days.

If you could be in a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
Friends and family. Really old guitars. Or, stationary.

Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?
Going to Rome was amazing, I’d like to go back there and explore more.

Favourite city and why?
London. It’s home and there is still loads I don’t know about it.

What is your favourite song?
It changes regularly.

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
The ability to fly.

Ah, Wilderness! runs at the Young Vic until 23 May. Head over to YouTube to see the exclusive trailer. Book now: www.youngvic.org/whats-on/ah-wilderness

11 Questions with the cast of Ah, Wilderness! – Yasmin Paige

Yasmin Paige / AH WILDERNESS

Yasmin Paige in rehearsal for Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson.

Yasmin Paige is currently playing Belle in Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. Here are her answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your character in Ah, Wilderness! in three words?

Strong. Skillful. Hungry.

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?

Reading.

What is your favourite midnight snack?

Pitta bread and hummus.

What is your favourite word?

Boobee – and affectionate term.

What are you most passionate about?

People and reading.

If days were 28 hours long, what would you do with the 4 extra hours?

Sleep.

If you could be in a room full of any one thing, what would it be?

Strawberry sweets from the cinema. 

Favourite city and why?

Paris – it’s really pretty.

What is your favourite song?

Elastic Heart by Sia.

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?

1920s.  It was a point of big change for society, it must have been a real revolution. 

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?

Fly – so that I could be like a bird in the clouds and get anywhere. No more tube. 

Ah, Wilderness! runs at the Young Vic until 23 May. Book now.

11 Questions with the cast of Ah, Wilderness! – David Annen

AH, WILDERNESS!

David Annen in rehearsal for Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson.

David Annen can be seen on stage at the Young Vic from 14 Apr – 23 May. Here are his answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your character in Ah, Wilderness! in three words?
Three letters! E G O – Eugene Gladstone O’Neill

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Checking the letters, cigarettes, matches, pencils, poetry books etc. are in the right place in my pockets

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
King Lear (in theory), Into The West (in practice)

What is your favourite midnight snack?
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

What are you most passionate about?
London

If you could be in a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
Puppies

Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?
Weyfest with my son

Favourite city and why?
Rome – culture, warmth, wine, ice cream, and history all over.

What is your favourite song?
Everything I Own by Ken Boothe

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?
The next one. I’ll find out when I get there.

If you could have any one supernatural power which would you choose and why?
Flight. I dreamed of it once and woke happy.

Ah, Wilderness! runs at the Young Vic from 14 Apr – 23 May. Book now.