❄️ Winter is coming | 2018 Genesis Future Directors Award Winner

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It is with great pride that we announce today the recipient of the 2018 Genesis Future Directors Award is John R. Wilkinson. He will direct Winter by Jon Fosse (14 – 24 February 2018). Tickets are now on sale! 

We are thrilled that all performances of Winter will be audio described; visit our access for all page for more information.

by Jon Fosse
Direction John R. Wilkinson

An ordinary businessman meets a volatile stranger in a park. So begins a fugue of splintered desires and mistaken meanings.

An everyday encounter unspools with enduring consequences.

Genesis Award winner John R. Wilkinson directs this riveting and hypnotic play.

When performed at the Young Vic in 2011, Jon Fosse’s I am the Wind was described in the Independent as “Some of the greatest theatre I have ever witnessed”.

For more info and to book tickets: www.youngvic.org/whats-on/winter

John R. Wilkinson made his directorial debut in 2013 with Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down (York Theatre Royal).  Dramaturgical credits include: You Have Been Watching (Dark Horse) and To Kill a Mockingbird (York Theatre Royal). He is Associate Artist at York Theatre Royal, being mentored by Third Angel. In 2016 he was co-assistant director to Rufus Norris during a four-day intensive workshop and worked as a Connections Director (National Theatre). He trained at Bretton Hall College.

Established in 2012, the Genesis Future Directors Award was created to nurture emerging directors by providing them with an opportunity to explore and develop their craft while creating their first fully resourced production at the Young Vic, recognised for its engagement with young directors. The Award will provide John R. Wilkinson with mentoring and support from the theatre’s unique creative network, which includes Artistic Director David Lan, Genesis Fellow Gbolahan Obisesan, Lead Producer Daisy Heath and Associate Artistic Director Sue Emmas.

Just released! A limited number of tickets for the opening night of Yerma

For the return of Yerma, the opening night on Saturday 29 July will be a special performance to raise funds for our Directors Program which supports emerging directors across the UK.

The production just won two Olivier awards on Sunday, adding to Billie Piper’s previous wins for this role including Best Actress Evening Standard Theatre Awards, Best Actress Critic’s Circle Theatre Awards and Best Actress WhatsOnStage Awards.

Tickets for the performance and an after party with the cast and creative team are priced at £125 and £250. All proceeds go towards our Directors Program.

As the most extensive scheme of its kind, the Directors Program offers support for professional directors at an early stage of their career. Opportunities include skills workshops, exploratory projects and paid assistant directing roles.

NT Live will also be broadcasting a performance live to cinemas across the world on 31 August (with encore screenings to follow). Book for NT Live now.

Book tickets to the Opening Night

Streetcar ticket lottery: August dates

To give as many people as possible a chance to see A Streetcar Named Desire, we’re holding our first-ever day seat lottery. Please see the August dates below:

Fri 1 Aug: drawing at 5.30PM
Sat 2 Aug: drawings at 1.30PM & 5.30PM
Mon 4 Aug: drawing at 5.30PM
Tues 5 Aug: drawing at 5.30PM
Weds 6 Aug: drawings at 1.30PM & 5.30PM
Thurs 7 Aug: drawing at 5.30PM
Fri 8 Aug: drawing at 5.30PM
Sat 9 Aug: drawing at 5.30PM
Sun 10 Aug: NO LOTTERY
Mon 11 Aug: drawing at 5.30PM
Tues 12 Aug: drawing at 5.30PM
Weds 13 Aug: drawings at 1.30PM & 5.30PM
Thurs 14 Aug: drawings at 5.30PM
Fri 15 Aug: drawing at 5.30PM
Sat 16 Aug: drawing at 5.30PM
Sun 17 Aug: NO LOTTERY
Mon 18 Aug: drawing at 5.30PM
Tues 19 Aug: drawing at 5.30PM
Weds 20 Aug: drawings at 1.30PM & 5.30PM
Thurs 21 Aug: drawing at 5.30PM
Fri 22 Aug: drawing at 5.30PM
Sat 23 Aug: drawing at 5.30PM
Sun 24 Aug: NO LOTTERY
Mon 25 Aug: NO LOTTERY
Tues 26 Aug: drawing at 5.30PM
Thurs 28 Aug: drawing at 5.30PM
Fri 29 Aug: drawing at 5.30PM
Sat 30 Aug: drawings at 2.30PM & 5.30PM
Sun 31 Aug: NO LOTTERY

Head on down to the Young Vic at 5PM each day and we’ll take your name.  Names will be drawn at 5.30PM (1.30PM for a matinee) with all tickets at £20, with a £10 concession for Under 26s. A few bits of housekeeping:

  • There will be a limit of 2 tickets per person for lottery winners
  • On matinee days, please arrive at 1PM for a 1.30PM drawing for the matinee performance only, the usual 5PM time for the evening performance
  • If you don’t get lucky in the lottery, please feel free to join the returns queue

Due to popular demand, day seats and returns will only be available in person.