Further casting announced for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof!

We’re delighted to announce Lisa Palfrey (Big Mama), Hayley Squires (Mae), Brian Gleeson (Gooper), Richard Hansel (Doctor) and Michael J Shannon (Reverend) will join the previously announced Sienna Miller, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney for the Young Vic production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof directed by Benedict Andrews this summer.    

Lisa Palfrey by Catrin Arwel BW

Lisa Palfrey’s theatre credits include Junkyard for Headlong, Much Ado About Nothing for Theatre Clwyd, The Seagull for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, The Kitchen Sink for the Bush Theatre, Red Bud, Ingredient X and Under The Blue Sky all for the Royal Court Theatre, Festen and The Iceman Cometh both for the Almeida Theatre and Cardiff East and Under Milk Wood both for the National Theatre.  Her film credits include Pride, The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a MountainHouse of America, Under Milk Wood and Guest House Paradiso.  Her television credits include HinterlandThe Line of Duty, Green HollowCasualty, and Family Tree.

Hayley Squires photo by Filip Van Roe BW USE THIS ONEHayley Squires’ theatre credits include The Pitchfork Disney at Shoreditch Town Hall and As Good a Time as Any at The Print Room.  For the role of Katie in Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winning I, Daniel Blake she won the British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer, the Evening Standard British Film award for Best Supporting Actress and also received a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actress.  Her other credits include Giantland, Away, Polar Bear, A Royal Night Out and Blood Cells.  Her television credits include The Miniaturist, Collateral, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, The Commuter, Murder, Southcliffe, Complicit and Call The Midwife.

Brian Gleeson by Karl Hayden BW

Brian Gleeson was most recently seen on stage in The Weir at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.  His other theatre credits include The Walworth Farce at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin and the Donmar Warehouse production of The Night Alive, which also ran at the Atlantic Theatre in New York.  His film credits include Assassin’s CreedThe Flag, Tiger Raid, History’s Future, Standby, Darkness on the Edge of Town, Stay, Snow White and The Huntsman.  His television work includes the lead role of Jimmy Mahon in the RTÉ series RebellionQuirke and Stonemouth.  His  film work due for release this year includes Steven Soderbergh’s feature film Logan Lucky, Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread.

Richard Hanseel by Nicholas Dawkes BW

Richard Hansell’s more recent theatre credits include Lazarus at the King’s Cross Theatre, the Young Vic’s production of A View From the Bridge which transferred to the West End and then to Broadway and Macbeth at the Trafalgar Studios.  His other theatre credits include Tonight at 8.30 for Chichester Festival Theatre, The Madness of King George III at the Apollo Theatre, The Bridge Project at the Old Vic and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Troilus and Cressida for Shakespeare’s Globe, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, School for Scandal and Hamlet all for English Touring Theatre and A Patriot For Me and Two Gentlemen of Verona for the Royal Shakespeare Company.  His television credits include And Then There Were None, Downton Abbey, Spooks, The Royal, Miracle Landing on The Hudson and E=MC2, and on film his credits include Shine, The Wolfman and Hamlet.

Michael Shannon by Robert Kazandian

Michael J Shannon’s theatre credits include The Dining Room and The Glass Menagerie, both at Greenwich Theatre, Artichoke for the Tricycle Theatre, Totally Foxed at the Theatre Royal Bath, The Price at the Leicester Haymarket, The End of the World at Nuffield, Southampton,  A Thousand Clowns at the Palace, Watford and A Delicate Balance at the Nottingham Playhouse.  His television credits include We’ll Meet Again, Boston Legal and Brothers & Sisters.

 

 

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.

 

 

Young Vic Shorts | The Departure feat. Gillian Anderson

Alongside our YV 2015 Season announcement, we’re very very excited to finally share with you the latest Young Vic Short, The Departure directed by and starring Gillian Anderson.

The Departure is inspired by Benedict Andrews’ hugely successful production of A Streetcar Named Desire which played at the Young Vic 23 July – 19 September 2014. Gillian Anderson received much praise for her performance as Blanche Du Bois, a role she reprises in the film. She said, “The Departure imagines the circumstances leading up to Blanche arriving at her sister’s house in New Orleans, a sort of prequel to Tennessee Williams’ great play. I am thrilled that, with the support of the Young Vic, Andrew and I have had the opportunity to delve further into the life of this iconic character and create something which can be seen by audiences across the globe.”

The Departure also features Bruce Alexander, Suzanne Bertish and Rollo Skinner and is available on the Guardian website. Take a look at the stunning behind the scenes images from the film shoot here.

The Departure featuring Gillian Anderson

Photo by David Sandison.

The Departure A film by Gillian Anderson Written by Andrew O’Hagan Directed by Gillian Anderson Young Vic Shorts are a series of short films inspired by Young Vic productions. They offer artists working with the theatre a unique creative opportunity to reach a large international audience online. The most recent Young Vic short was MAYDAY, inspired by Natalie Abrahami’s production of Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days at the Young Vic.

Two new shows announced for 2015!

Today we’re thrilled to announce two new shows for 2015!

Man: Three plays by Tennessee Williams

Man: Three plays by Tennessee Williams
11 – 21 Feb 2015

Three riveting stories of misplaced identity and sexual repression reveal the tragic consequences of isolation.

Don’t miss these rarely performed Tennessee Williams one-act plays: Summer at the Lake, Auto-de-Fe and The Strangest Kind of Romance, directed by 2015 Genesis Future Directors Award winner Finn Beames.

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A Number by Caryl Churchill
3 Jul – 8 Aug 2015

Bernard thought he was an only child. At the age of 35 he learns the shocking truth: he is just one of a number of clones. He and his father both confront epic questions of identity, intimacy and belonging.

Caryl Churchill pushes the boundaries of science and ethics with an astonishing twist on the dynamics of the father/son relationship. Played by real-life father and son John and Lex Shrapnel, A Number is directed by Michael Longhurst with design by Tom Scutt.

To book now or to find out more, click here.

11 Questions with the cast of A Streetcar Named Desire – Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois. Photo by Johan Persson.

Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois. Photo by Johan Persson.

Gillian Anderson can be seen on stage at the Young Vic as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, here are her answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your character in A Streetcar Named Desire?
Vain, passionate, fantasist.

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Going over lines in monologues, specifically.

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
A Streetcar Named Desire.

What is your favourite midnight snack?
Chocolate covered rice cakes.

What is your favourite word?
Fuck.

What are you most passionate about?
My kids and art in all its forms.

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

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be and why?
1910 – to witness all the revolutions and still be young enough to be a cool cat in the 1960s.

Favourite city?
London.

What’s your favourite song?
Creep by Radiohead / The Rolling Stones You Can’t Always Get What You Want.

If you could have a supernatural power which would you choose?
Teleportation – to go backwards anywhere in time.

A Streetcar Named Desire is on at the Young Vic until 19 September and tickets are now sold out, but you can still see the show by trying your luck and coming along to the day seat lottery, click here for more info.

A Streetcar Named Desire will also be broadcast live around the world by NT Live on 16 September. To find your nearest cinema and book tickets, visit ntlive.com

11 Questions with the cast of A Streetcar Named Desire – Branwell Donaghey

Photo by Johan Persson

Photo by Johan Persson

Branwell Donaghey can be seen on stage in A Streetcar Named Desire, here are his answers to our 11 Questions…

Can you describe your character in A Streetcar Named Desire?
Tough, funny, lucky.

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Press ups and a shower.

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
The Cherry Orchard.

What is your favourite midnight snack?
Cereal – granola or similar – and full fat milk.

What are you most passionate about?
My wife and children’s health and happiness.

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

If you could be in a room full of any one thing, what would it be?
For a limited time, peace and quiet.

Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?
Cheap as chips package to Zante in 2005 with my wife (who was my girlfriend at the time).

Favourite city and why?
I prefer the country!

What’s your favourite song?
Wouldn’t It Be Good by Nik Kershaw.

If you could have a supernatural power which would you choose?
Never ending luck!

A Streetcar Named Desire is on at the Young Vic until 19 September and tickets are now sold out, but you can still see the show by trying your luck and coming along to the day seat lottery, click here for more info.

A Streetcar Named Desire will also be broadcast live around the world by NT Live on 16 September. To find your nearest cinema and book tickets, visit ntlive.com.

11 Questions with the cast of A Streetcar Named Desire – Claire Prempeh

Claire Prempeh in rehearsals for A Streetcar Named Desire. Photo by Johan Persson.

Claire Prempeh in rehearsals for A Streetcar Named Desire. Photo by Johan Persson.

Claire Prempeh can be seen on stage in A Streetcar Named Desire, here are her answers to our 11 Questions…

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

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

What is your favourite midnight snack?
Crisps and hummus.

What is your favourite word?
Chanticleer.

What are you most passionate about?
Equality.

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

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

Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?
Paris – the city that never sleeps.

Favourite city?
Paris – the city that never sleeps.

What’s your favourite song?
Enya, Sail Away.

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be?
1960s – I identify with the clothes and the music.

If you could have a supernatural power which would you choose?
Invisibility/flying = invisi-flying.

A Streetcar Named Desire is on at the Young Vic until 19 September and tickets are now sold out, but you can still see the show by trying your luck and coming along to the day seat lottery, click here for more info.

A Streetcar Named Desire will also be broadcast live around the world by NT Live on 16 September. To find your nearest cinema and book tickets, visit ntlive.com.

11 Questions with the cast of A Streetcar Named Desire – Ben Foster

A Streetcar Named Desire

Ben Foster as Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire. Photo by Johan Persson.

Ben Foster can be seen on stage as Stanley in our 5 star production of Tenessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, here are his answers to our 11 Questions…

What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?
Listening to my breath.

What is your favourite play (seen, read or worked on)?
A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic.

What is your favourite midnight snack?
Cheese burger and fries.

What is your favourite word?
‘Yes’.

What are you most passionate about?
Currently, A Streetcar Named Desire.

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

Favourite holiday you’ve ever been on?
Italy.

Favourite city?
NYC.

What’s your favourite song?
That’s Life.

If you could have been born in any era, which would it be?
Right now.

If you could have a supernatural power which would you choose?
Speed reading.

A Streetcar Named Desire is on at the Young Vic until 19 September and tickets are now sold out, but you can still see the show by trying your luck and coming along to the day seat lottery, click here for more info.

A Streetcar Named Desire will also be broadcast live around the world by NT Live on 16 September. To find your nearest cinema and book tickets, visit ntlive.com.