Young Vic nominated for 4 Oliviers!

We are absolutely thrilled to have been nominated for 4 Olivier Awards for Yerma and Cuttin’ It. The biggest congratulations to all the cast, crew and creatives involved. 

The ceremony to announce the winners will be on Sunday 9 April, we hope you’ll join us in crossing your fingers and toes until then. More details on the nominated awards below.

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Best Revival
Yerma

Best Director
Simon Stone, Yerma

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Best Actress
Billie Piper, Yerma

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Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre
Cuttin’ It

You can watch the full Olivier Award Nomination ceremony here.

*Yerma photo credits: Johan Persson. Cuttin’ It photo credit: David Sandison.

11 Questions with the cast of Yerma – Charlotte Randle

Charlotte Randle (Mary) in Yerma at the Young Vic. Photo by Johan Persson

Charlotte Randle as Mary in Yerma. Photo by Johan Persson.

 

Charlotte is currently playing Mary in Simon Stone’s adaptation of Lorca’s classic, Yerma. Here are her answers to our 11 questions:

Can you describe your character in Yerma  in three words?

Daughter. Sister. Mother.

What’s it been like working with Simon Stone?

Joyful.

How did you find the rehearsal process in comparison to other productions you’ve been in?

Unprecedented. Minimal. Relaxed and fairly bar based!

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

Phoning my son.

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?

King Lear. I studied it for A levels, have seen 10 productions and was in it here with Pete Postlethwaite.

What is your favourite midnight snack?

Taramasalata scooped up with ready salted Hula-Hoops, from the corner shop on the way home.

What was it that first got you interested in the theatre?

My parents taking me as a kid.

Where is your favourite place in the world?

London.

Who is your ultimate hero, and what would you say to them if you ever met them?

All the doctors, nurses and volunteers doing humanitarian work in war zones and the refugee camps. I would say thank you.

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

I think I’d have enjoyed the 1920’s quite a lot! If I had money…

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

The ability to go back in time and change the outcome of the Brexit referendum!

 

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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

Maureen Beattie
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

Brendan Cowell
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

John Macmillan
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.