The Young Vic theatre began as an offshoot of the Old Vic – to develop plays for young audiences, with a more experimental bent than its big sister. It was rebuilt between 2004–2006 and continues to produce ambitious and cutting-edge work.
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‘The Convert’ review
Danai Gurira started this year as an obscure (in Britain) actor-playwright and ended it as a very successful actor-playwright. A lot of this is down to a film you may have heard of called ‘Black Panther’, in which she starred as the hard-as-nails Wakanda...Drama Until Saturday January 19 2019
Ian McKellen: Tolkien, Shakespeare, others …and you!
Sir Ian McKellen turns eighty next year, and marks the occasion by taking a well-earned rest. ONLY JOKING. In fact the unstoppable stage and screen legend will tour a new autobiographical stage show called ‘Tolkien, Shakespeare, others …and you!’ to...Drama Friday January 25 2019 - Sunday September 15 2019
Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train
Stephen Adly Guirgis made a splash on Broadway with 2011's 'The Motherfucker with the Hat', a swear-heavy story of a self-destructive Puerto Rican couple. Now one of his earlier plays is getting a new production at the Young Vic. 'Jesus Hopped the 'A'...Comedy Thursday February 14 2019 - Saturday March 30 2019
Death of a Salesman
You won’t be able to move for Arthur Miller plays on The Cut next year: the Old Vic is playing host to mouthwatering revivals of ‘The American Clock’ and ‘All My Sons’, and here’s this from the great Marianne Elliott. She makes her debut at the Young...Drama Wednesday May 1 2019 - Saturday June 29 2019
Idris Elba is the big draw in this Young Vic-Manchester International Festival co-production, even if he doesn’t actually star in ‘Tree’. Co-created by the ‘Luthor’ star and Young Vic boss Kwame Kwei-Armah, the show is ‘a thrilling journey in search of...Drama Monday July 29 2019 - Saturday August 24 2019
Federíco Garcia Lorca’s ‘Blood Wedding’ is a fringe staple that’s not had a major revival in years. Now, following on from the transatlantic success of the Young Vic’s recent production of Lorca’s ‘Yerma’, here comes a new version of this bleak rural...Drama Thursday September 19 2019 - Saturday November 2 2019
Young Vic associate director Nadia Latif finally gets a shot at the theatre’s main house as she helms up the UK premiere of US playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury’s metatheatrical race drama, which presents us with a scene of a black family that it proceeds...Drama Thursday November 28 2019 - Saturday January 18 2020
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