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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

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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.

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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

Oh My Sweet Land Teaser

9 April - 3 May 2014 at the Young Vic Book now at youngvic.org They call it a civil war, but there is nothing civil in this. Nothing civil at all. They came from Damascus, from Halab, from Banias where the bombs fall day and night and the wounded children look like sleeping angels. Now they live in camps and abandoned buildings in Lebanon or Jordan. Now Syria is just a distant memory, a home forever lost. This urgent and extraordinary show explores the crisis in Syria through the stories of its 2 million refugees. German-Syrian actor Corinne Jaber was last in London with her production of The Comedy of Errors for Shakespeare's Globe's World Shakespeare Festival. She has performed with the RSC, in Peter Brook's Mahabharata and has won France's prestigious Moliere Prize. Amir Nizar Zuabi (The Beloved, I Am Yusuf and This Is My Brother), founder of Haifa-based theatre company ShiberHur, returns to the Young Vic with this UK premiere. ★★★★ "It's not often that, as soon as a play has finished, I wish it could start over again." The Evening Standard on The Beloved

Corinne Jaber on cooking in war zones - Oh My Sweet Land

We interviewed Corinne Jaber in advance of her new show Oh My Sweet Land, coming to the Young Vic 9 April - 3 May 2014. Book tickets at www.youngvic.org/oh-my-sweet-land They call it a civil war, but there is nothing civil in this. Nothing civil at all. They came from Damascus, from Halab, from Banias where the bombs fall day and night and the wounded children look like sleeping angels. Now they live in camps and abandoned buildings in Lebanon or Jordan. Now Syria is just a distant memory, a home forever lost. This urgent and extraordinary show explores the crisis in Syria through the stories of its 2 million refugees. German-Syrian actor Corinne Jaber was last in London with her production of The Comedy of Errors for Shakespeare's Globe's World Shakespeare Festival. She has performed with the RSC, in Peter Brook's Mahabharata and has won France's prestigious Moliere Prize. Amir Nizar Zuabi (The Beloved, I Am Yusuf and This Is My Brother), founder of Haifa-based theatre company ShiberHur, returns to the Young Vic with this UK premiere.

The making of Oh My Sweet Land - interview w/ Corinne Jaber

We interviewed Corinne Jaber in advance of her new show Oh My Sweet Land, coming to the Young Vic 9 April - 3 May 2014. Book tickets at www.youngvic.org/oh-my-sweet-land They call it a civil war, but there is nothing civil in this. Nothing civil at all. They came from Damascus, from Halab, from Banias where the bombs fall day and night and the wounded children look like sleeping angels. Now they live in camps and abandoned buildings in Lebanon or Jordan. Now Syria is just a distant memory, a home forever lost. This urgent and extraordinary show explores the crisis in Syria through the stories of its 2 million refugees. German-Syrian actor Corinne Jaber was last in London with her production of The Comedy of Errors for Shakespeare's Globe's World Shakespeare Festival. She has performed with the RSC, in Peter Brook's Mahabharata and has won France's prestigious Moliere Prize. Amir Nizar Zuabi (The Beloved, I Am Yusuf and This Is My Brother), founder of Haifa-based theatre company ShiberHur, returns to the Young Vic with this UK premiere.

The Scottsboro Boys Parallel Production at the Young Vic

Our parallel production of The Scottsboro Boys saw thirteen young people who live locally in Lambeth and Southwark take on Kander and Ebb's daring and exhilarating musical. For many of them, it was their first performance in a professional theatre. Take a look to see how they did.

Oh My Sweet Land at the Young Vic - trailer

9 April - 3 May 2014 at the Young Vic Book now at youngvic.org They call it a civil war, but there is nothing civil in this. Nothing civil at all. They came from Damascus, from Halab, from Banias where the bombs fall day and night and the wounded children look like sleeping angels. Now they live in camps and abandoned buildings in Lebanon or Jordan. Now Syria is just a distant memory, a home forever lost. This urgent and extraordinary show explores the crisis in Syria through the stories of its 2 million refugees. German-Syrian actor Corinne Jaber was last in London with her production of The Comedy of Errors for Shakespeare's Globe's World Shakespeare Festival. She has performed with the RSC, in Peter Brook's Mahabharata and has won France's prestigious Moliere Prize. Amir Nizar Zuabi (The Beloved, I Am Yusuf and This Is My Brother), founder of Haifa-based theatre company ShiberHur, returns to the Young Vic with this UK premiere. ★★★★ "It's not often that, as soon as a play has finished, I wish it could start over again." The Evening Standard on The Beloved

Life's A Pitch

Ever wondered how some musicals make it on to the London stage? In our latest short film Life's A Pitch, Eddie Redmayne, Jane Horrocks, Rory Kinnear and Hattie Morahan pitch some awfully unusual musical ideas to our very own artistic director, David Lan. Written by The Thick of It's Olivia Poulet, directed by Natalie Abrahami, music composed by Alex Silverman, made in association with Totally Theatre/Quarantine Productions and featuring some very special Young Vic supporters.

In rehearsals for The Scottsboro Boys Parallel Production at the Young Vic

Rehearsals are underway for the parallel production of The Scottsboro Boys, as the live performances in December draw closer. Thirteen young people aged between 14 -- 20 years old who live locally in Lambeth and Southwark are taking on Kander and Ebb's daring and exhilarating musical. Take a look at how rehearsals went, and see what happened when Kyle Scatliffe, Forrest McClendon, Dawn Hope and Joshua Libard, stars of the Young Vic Main House production, dropped in to say hello.

The Scottsboro Boys at Young Vic Theatre - short trailer

http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/the-scottsboro-boys Get a sneak peek of the show and watch audience reactions to the 4 star smash hit The Scottsboro Boys. Playing now until 21 December at the Young Vic.

The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic - full length trailer

Get a sneak peek of the show and watch audience reactions to the 4 star smash hit The Scottsboro Boys. Playing now until 21 December at the Young Vic. Book now at http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/the-scottsboro-boys

Colman Domingo on Susan Stroman & The Scottsboro Boys

See Colman on stage in Kander & Ebb's final musical at the Young Vic until 21 Dec 2013! BOOK NOW at http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/the-scottsboro-boys Exclusive interview with actor Colman Domingo of The Scottsboro Boys on working with Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman.

Beauty and the Beast - Mat and Julie's love story

4 - 21 Dec at the Young Vic BOOK NOW at http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/beauty-and-the-beast Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz, stars and creators of Beauty and the Beast, tell us the story of how they met at Coney Island and demonstrate a rear naked choke hold.

Beauty and the Beast - Mat Fraser

Exclusive interview with Mat Fraser of Beauty and the Beast. See Mat in Beauty and the Beast at the Young Vic from 4 - 21 December. BOOK NOW: http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/beauty-and-the-beast

Colman Domingo talks about John Kander & The Scottsboro Boys

Exclusive interview with actor Colman Domingo of The Scottsboro Boys on working with the legendary Broadway songwriter John Kander (Cabaret, Chicago). See Colman on stage in Kander & Ebb's final musical at the Young Vic from 18 October! BOOK NOW at http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/the-scottsboro-boys.

The Scottsboro Boys - Behind the Scenes

BOOK NOW From 18 October at the Young Vic http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/the-scottsboro-boys We teamed up with What's On Stage to go behind the scenes of The Scottsboro Boys rehearsal in New York. Featuring exclusive interviews with Susan Stroman, John Kander, David Thompson and the company of The Scottsboro Boys.

A Season in the Congo - full length trailer

Now until 24 August at the Young Vic Book tickets at http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/a-season-in-the-congo BAFTA Award winning director Joe Wright (Anna Karenina, Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) directs Olivier Award winner Chiwetel Ejiofor (BBC2's Dancing on the Edge, Othello at the Donmar Warehouse, Children of Men, Dirty Pretty Things) in the UK premiere of an epic retelling of a vibrant nation's turbulent first year of freedom. Pulsing with music and bursting with dance choreographed by the acclaimed Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, this gripping drama charts the rise and fall of legendary leader Patrice Lumumba, whose passionate determination to free his people from Belgian rule inspired great courage and betrayal. Direction Joe Wright Co-direction Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Design Lizzie Clachan Light Jon Clark Sound Craig Berkey Puppet Direction Sarah Wright Dramaturg Ruth Little Casting Dixie Chassay Jerwood Assistant Director Elayce Ismail With Lydie Alberto Nandi Bhebhe Brian Bovell Sharon Duncan-Brewster Kurt Egyiawan Chiwetel Ejiofor Daniel Kaluuya Joan Iyiola Josépha Madoki Joseph Mydell Kaspy N'Dia Sandra Reid Ira Mandela Siobhan Oliver Tida Tida Kabongo Tshisensa

A Season in the Congo at the Young Vic - short trailer

Now until 24 August at the Young Vic Book tickets at http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/a-season-in-the-congo BAFTA Award winning director Joe Wright (Anna Karenina, Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) directs Olivier Award winner Chiwetel Ejiofor (BBC2's Dancing on the Edge, Othello at the Donmar Warehouse, Children of Men, Dirty Pretty Things) in the UK premiere of an epic retelling of a vibrant nation's turbulent first year of freedom. Pulsing with music and bursting with dance choreographed by the acclaimed Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, this gripping drama charts the rise and fall of legendary leader Patrice Lumumba, whose passionate determination to free his people from Belgian rule inspired great courage and betrayal. Direction Joe Wright Co-direction Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui Design Lizzie Clachan Light Jon Clark Sound Craig Berkey Puppet Direction Sarah Wright Dramaturg Ruth Little Casting Dixie Chassay Jerwood Assistant Director Elayce Ismail With Lydie Alberto Nandi Bhebhe Brian Bovell Sharon Duncan-Brewster Kurt Egyiawan Chiwetel Ejiofor Daniel Kaluuya Joan Iyiola Josépha Madoki Joseph Mydell Kaspy N'Dia Sandra Reid Ira Mandela Siobhan Oliver Tida Tida Kabongo Tshisensa

Trash Cuisine trailer | A new show by Belarus Free Theatre

Now until 15 June at the Young Vic www.youngvic.org/whats-on/trash-cuisine A Belarus Free Theatre and Young Vic co-production supported by LIFT Welcome to the Capital Punishment Café! Our chef's specials today include electrocution, hanging and lethal injection. And save some room for dessert, because we've got firing squad and stoning. Can I take your order? Banned from performing in their home country, Belarus Free Theatre serve up food, music, dance and Shakespeare as they share true stories from inmates, executioners, human rights lawyers and families of the executed. This provocative and urgent show pierces the imagination with moments of the darkest humour as it challenges capital punishment in our contemporary world, where 95 countries still carry out the death penalty. "One of the most powerful and vividly resourceful underground companies on the planet" (New York Times), BFT returns to the Young Vic after their critically acclaimed Minsk, 2011. ALSO PLAYING 19 - 26 AUGUST AT THE PLEASANCE COURTYARD IN EDINBURGH.

Ibsen's Public Enemy at the Young Vic - full length trailer

BOOK NOW - tickets from £10! http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/public-enemy When Dr. Stockmann discovers that the waters of a new public spa are toxic, he expects gratitude and glory. But his revelation makes him the most hated man in town. How far will a man go to stand up for the truth? Ibsen's timeless story of corruption, pollution and courage is revived in David Harrower's powerful new version. Richard Jones directs this classic play following his smash hits at the Young Vic, Government Inspector and Annie Get Your Gun. Playing now until 8 June at the Young Vic.

Ibsen's Public Enemy at the Young Vic - short trailer

BOOK NOW - tickets from £10. http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/public-enemy When Dr. Stockmann discovers that the waters of a new public spa are toxic, he expects gratitude and glory. But his revelation makes him the most hated man in town. How far will a man go to stand up for the truth? Ibsen's timeless story of corruption, pollution and courage is revived in David Harrower's powerful new version. Richard Jones directs this classic play following his smash hits at the Young Vic, Government Inspector and Annie Get Your Gun.

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