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Young Vic

The Young Vic is both an idea and a building. They present the widest variety of classics, new plays, forgotten works and music theatre, and their shows are created by some of the world’s great theatre people alongside the most adventurous of the younger generation. Their audience is famously the youngest and most diverse in London. By co-producing with leading theatre, opera, and dance companies from around the world The Young Vic create shows neither could achieve alone. They are especially interested in the art of directing, and their directors program is the most comprehensive of its kind in the UK.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £1,750,000
  • 2013-2014: £1,790,250
  • 2014-2015: £1,836,797

Video feed

Ah, Wilderness! trailer

Now at the Young Vic until 23 May http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/ah-wilderness Eugene O’Neill’s warmest, most delightful play is an authentic portrait of a Connecticut childhood - complete with moonlit beaches, firecrackers, booze and a powerfully dark undertow. With Janie Dee (Noises Off, NSFW) and George MacKay (Pride, Sunshine on Leith), directed by Natalie Abrahami following her acclaimed Happy Days. Tickets available from £10.

Young Vic Taking Part – Parallel Productions

To find out more about our work with young people aged 8 to 25 years outside of school in Lambeth and Southwark visit http://www.youngvic.org/taking-part

Young Vic Taking Part – Young People

To find out more about our work with young people aged 8 to 25 years outside of school in Lambeth and Southwark visit http://www.youngvic.org/taking-part

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Young Vic Taking Part – Schools and Colleges

To find out more about our work with schools and colleges in Lambeth and Southwark visit http://www.youngvic.org/taking-part

Young Vic Taking Part – Two Boroughs

Working with adults in Lambeth and Southwark. For more information visit http://www.youngvic.org/taking-part

Young Vic Taking Part – What We Do

Our Taking Part programme enables 10,000 young people and local residents to see productions and to participate in a range of workshops, performances and training schemes. Our work is focused on three key areas: Schools and colleges, young people (aged 8 to 25) and our Two Boroughs project for local residents. With the company based in the heart of Lambeth and Southwark on The Cut, we have more opportunities than ever to work with young people and engage with our local community throughout the year. Central to our philosophy is the ability to offer all our activity for free. This is made possible by generous support from many organisations and individuals. If something you see here interests or inspires you, then please get in touch. http://www.youngvic.org/taking-part

Happy Days set build

Here's sneak peak into what it takes to build a set as epic as Vicki Mortimer’s for Happy Days. Olivier Award-winning stage and screen actress Juliet Stevenson (Truly Madly Deeply, Death and the Maiden) takes on of one the great roles in Samuel Beckett’s surreal masterpiece Happy Days, directed by Natalie Abrahami. Trapped in a scorched wasteland with her detached husband, Winnie keeps despair at bay with ritual, song and her trusty lipstick. But is our buoyant, hopeful heroine in denial of her ever-diminishing world? 50 years on this powerful tale of resilience – and of a woman’s ability to survive against overwhelming odds – still shocks and amazes. http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/happy-days

Golem West End trailer

1927's 5 star production Golem, transfers to the West End from 14 April. http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/golem

The Making of the Sound of Yellow

Take a look at the making of The Sound of Yellow, a Taking Part community production from summer 2014. Read about the project in the words of Mike Clarke, a participant in the production here: www.youngviclondon.wordpress.com/category/the-sound-of-yellow For more info about Taking Part, visit: www.youngvic.org/taking-part/two-boroughs Film by Nimer Rashed

Behind the scenes on The Departure

Gillian Anderson talks about making The Departure, the latest Young Vic short film. To watch The Departure, click here: http://www.theguardian.com/stage/video/2015/feb/06/the-departure-gillian-anderson-streetcar-named-desire-video

Gillian Anderson on A Streetcar Named Desire and the Young Vic

Gillian Anderson talks about working at the Young Vic and playing Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire during summer 2014. http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/a-streetcar-named-desire

A View from the Bridge - NT Live trailer

A View from the Bridge will be broadcast live to cinemas by NT Live on Thursday 26 March. For information on venues and cinema tickets visit: http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/ntlout9-a-view-from-the-bridge A View from the Bridge runs in the West End from 10 Feb - 11 April 2015. For tickets visit: http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/a-view-from-the-bridge

A View from the Bridge West End trailer

A View from the Bridge transfers to the West End for a strictly limed season, with a stellar cast led by Mark Strong. Don’t miss this "magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold" production which sold out even before it opened at the Young Vic last spring. The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, ahead of his adaptation of Antigone with Juliette Binoche at the Barbican.

Golem trailer - 1927's new show premieres at the Young Vic

The danger lies not in machine becoming more like man but in man becoming more like machine. Following the smash hit The Animals and Children took to the Streets, this UK premiere from 1927 is one of the most anticipated new shows of 2014. Blending stunningly original animation with entrancing music and live performance, Golem explores one of the great questions of the modern world - what happens when mankind and machines become inextricably intertwined? ★ ★ ★ ★ ”Jaw-droppingly clever and gloriously subversive” The Guardian on The Animals and Children took to the Streets

The Cherry Orchard at the Young Vic - trailer

Now until 29 Nov at the Young Vic. Book now: http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/the-cherry-orchard Trailblazing director Katie Mitchell returns to the Young Vic with her signature lyricism to direct Anton Chekhov’s last and greatest play The Cherry Orchard. Vigorous and profound, this new version by Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens (A Doll’s House, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time), is an anguished and heartbreaking love letter to a society in violent transition. ★ ★ ★ ★ “Kate Duchene is brilliantly volatile and Dominic Rowan is superb” The Independent ★ ★ ★ ★ “Tough and tender with a great ensemble” Financial Times Direction Katie Mitchell Set Vicki Mortimer Costumes Sussie Juhlin-Wallén Light James Farncombe Music Paul Clark Sound Gareth Fry Movement Joseph Alford Casting Wendy Spon CDG With Cavan Clarke Andy Cresswell Kate Duchêne Gawn Grainger Paul Hilton Peter Hobday Stephen Kennedy Natalie Klamar Sarah Malin Tom Mothersdale Sarah Ridgeway Dominic Rowan Hugh Skinner Catrin Stewart Angus Wright

MAYDAY - Behind the scenes

Take a look behind the scenes at the making of MAYDAY, written by Nancy Harris, directed by Natalie Abrahami, with Juliet Stevenson. Natalie Abrahami's production of Samuel Beckett's Happy Days with Juliet Stevenson and David Beames returns to the Young Vic from 13 February 2015, book tickets here: http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/happy-days

MAYDAY - A Young Vic short film

MAYDAY – written by Nancy Harris, directed by Natalie Abrahami, with Juliet Stevenson. A Young Vic short film. Inspired by the 2014 Young Vic production of Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, directed by Natalie Abrahami. Take a look behind the scenes at the making of the MAYDAY here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-aoaleEMj0&list=UUxPrOf2AHwXEbSPpaaP69-g Natalie Abrahami's production of Samuel Beckett's Happy Days with Juliet Stevenson and David Beames returns to the Young Vic from 13 February 2015, book tickets here: http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/happy-days

My Perfect Mind - Interview with Kathryn Hunter, Paul Hunter and Edward Petherbridge

Acclaimed classical actor Edward Petherbridge rehearsed the role of King Lear – then a major stroke left him barely able to move. As he struggled to recover, he made a discovery: the entire role of Lear still existed word for word in his mind. Directed by Kathryn Hunter and performed by Edward Petherbridge and Paul Hunter, this is a moving and comic exploration of the resilience of the human spirit. 3 - 27 Sept: http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/my-perfect-mind

A Streetcar Named Desire NT Live trailer

A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live to cinemas around the world on 16 September 2014. To find your nearest venue visit http://www.ntlive.com/streetcar The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby as Stella. As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters. Part of National Theatre Live -- the best of British theatre broadcast to cinemas around the world. #YVStreetcar

A Harlem Dream at the Young Vic - Behind the scenes

20 October - 1 November Book now: http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/a-harlem-dream The Harlem Renaissance collides with contemporary hip hop in this daring new show from BirdGang's Ivan Blackstock. A timeless story of forbidden love and betrayal is told through popping, locking, lindy hopping and burlesque, featuring an eclectic score composed by Mercury Prize nominee Soweto Kinch. Put on your dancing shoes and give the password at the back door to get inside this exclusive modern speakeasy. Dance Umbrella's first-ever hip hop commission is for ages 16+.

1927's Golem at the Young Vic

Book now at http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/golem Following the smash hit The Animals and Children took to the Streets, this UK premiere from 1927 is one of the most anticipated new shows of 2014. Blending stunningly original animation with entrancing music and live performance, Golem explores one of the great questions of the modern world - what happens when mankind and machines become inextricably intertwined? Created by 1927 A 1927, Salzburg Festival, Théâtre de la Ville Paris and Young Vic co-production

Red Forest: An interview with BFT founders

The award-winning Belarus Free Theatre return with an epic new legend for the 21st century, created from extraordinary true stories from around the world and woven together with stunning video and hypnotic live music. Aisha is on the run. Forced to flee her village and give birth to her baby girl in the Sahara, she crosses the globe in search of shelter. But to find it, she must overcome the terrible cruelties of nature and man. Following their sold-out shows Minsk, 2011 and Trash Cuisine, BFT turn their unflinching eye towards the global issue of man-made destruction, creating a contemporary folk tale for a globalised world.

Red Forest at the Young Vic

12 JUN - 5 JUL 2014 at the Young Vic Tickets from £10 Book now at http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/red-forest Aisha is on the run. Forced to flee her village and give birth to her baby girl in the Sahara, she crosses the globe in search of shelter. But to find it, she must overcome the terrible cruelties of nature and man. The award-winning Belarus Free Theatre return with this world premiere, sharing extraordinary true stories woven together with myths, legends, and hypnotic live music. A Belarus Free Theatre and Young Vic co-production, commissioned by LIFT and Melbourne Festival. Presented as part of the LIFT 2014 festival, as part of the Imagine 2020 network, supported by the EU Cultural Programme. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic

4 April - 7 June 2014 at the Young Vic www.youngvic.org Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited. The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale, featuring Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Sherlock Holmes) and Nicola Walker (Last Tango in Halifax, Spooks). In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie's jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret -- one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. The visionary Ivo van Hove (Roman Tragedies) directs a stunning new production of this tragic masterpiece. Direction Ivo van Hove Design and Light Jan Versweyveld Costumes An D'Huys Sound Tom Gibbons With Emun Elliott Phoebe Fox Michael Gould Richard Hansell Luke Norris Jonah Russell Mark Strong Nicola Walker

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