I’m looking forward to seeing The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic in October and now that the theatre has announced its extraordinary 2014 season (tickets on sale October 7th) I will probably order tickets for several more shows including:
Happy Days 23 Jan – 22 Feb 2014
Olivier award-winning stage and screen actress Juliet Stevenson (Truly Madly Deeply, Death and the Maiden) takes on 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.
Gillian Anderson stars as Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams’ finest play, directed by Benedict Andrews.
The Cherry Orchard 10 October – 29 November 2014
Trailblazer Katie Mitchell directs Simon Stephens’ new version of Anton Chekhov’s last and greatest play.