Wild Swans  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 13TH MAY 2012

ADDRESS
, 66 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 8LZ
 
 
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  until 
 
OPENING TIMES
From Apr 13, Mon-Sat 7.30pm, mats Wed, Sat 2.30pm (press night Apr 20, 7pm, no mat perf Apr 14, 18, 21), ends May 13
 
PRICES
Apr 13-19 previews £10, £17.50, Apr 20-30, May 1-13 £10-£29.50
 

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Katie Leung, the actress who played Cho Chang (Harry's first kiss) in the Harry Potter films, takes the lead role in the first theatrical adaptation of Wild Swans. The play, adapted from Jung Chang's best-selling book by Alexandra Wood, will premiere at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachussetts, before opening at London's Young Vic in April. It's part of World Stages London - a collaboration between 8 London venues and 12 UK and international co-producers - which takes place throughout May 2012. Wild Swans is a collaboration between the Young Vic, American Repertory Theater and Actors Touring Company and features a creative team of British and American talent. Wild Swans is the best-selling non-fiction book in British publishing history - with 13 million copies sold in 36 languages - and this first stage adaptation will be hotly anticipated by readers who want to re-live the true story of three female generations of Chang's family on stage. Author Jung Chang is confident the production is in "good hands" under the direction of Sacha Wares who once again partners with set designer Miriam Buether - the two worked together on Olivier Award-winning Sucker Punch at the Royal Court last year.

 

About The Young Vic

Knocked together out of breeze blocks for a minimal budget in 1970, Lawrence Olivier's experimental theatre was intended to last for five years, and provide an inspiration for the new generation of performers. But this was an experiment that worked and, years later, the Young Vic remains south London's premier venue for the contemporary, the shocking, the controversial, and the bizarre. More about The Young Vic


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The Young Vic, 66  The Cut      SE1 8LZ
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PRICING  £10-£35
DATES  29th July to 10th September 2016
VENUE  The Young Vic 
After presenting a critically acclaimed version Ibsen's The Wild Duck in 2015, Simon Stone has now written and directed his first original work for the UK. Staged at the Young Vic and starring Billie Piper in the title role, Yerma is a new version of Federico Garcia Lorca's masterpiece and tells the painful story of a young woman who's desperate to... More about this event
 
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The Young Vic, 66  The Cut      SE1 8LZ
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PRICING  £10-£25
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VENUE  The Young Vic 
A world premiere based on the book by legendary journalist Ryszard Kapuschinski, The Emperor brings to life an extraordinary tale of corruption, avarice and the collapse of absolute power. Kathryn Hunter, Walter Meirjohann and Colin Teevan - the team behind the critically acclaimed hit Kafka's Monkey - bring the production to The Young Vic stage to... More about this event
 
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The Young Vic, 66  The Cut      SE1 8LZ
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PRICING  £10-£35
DATES  6th October to 12th November 2016
VENUE  The Young Vic 
A collaboration with the Royal Opera House, a musical adaptation of Jonny Steinberg's A Man of Good Hope will be staged at The Young Vic in 2016. The production tells the true story of one refugee's epic quest across Africa, brought to life with music from the world-renowned Isango Ensemble. A young Somali refugee, Asad has a painful past, miracul... More about this event
 
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The Young Vic, 66  The Cut      SE1 8LZ
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The NestThe NestThe NestConor McPherson presents a new version of Franz Xaver Kroetz's The Nest, staging it at The Young Vic this autumn. A tale about the moral and environmental cost of our materialistic nesting instincts, the powerful production follows parents-to-be Kurt and Martha, who just want the best for their baby. They're not scared of hard work and are aware th2016-10-28T00:00:00+01002016-11-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Young Vic, 66  The Cut      SE1 8LZ
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event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING  £10-£25
DATES  28th October to 26th November 2016
VENUE  The Young Vic 
Conor McPherson presents a new version of Franz Xaver Kroetz's The Nest, staging it at The Young Vic this autumn. A tale about the moral and environmental cost of our materialistic nesting instincts, the powerful production follows parents-to-be Kurt and Martha, who just want the best for their baby. They're not scared of hard work and are aware th... More about this event
 
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The Young Vic, 66  The Cut      SE1 8LZ
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PRICING  £10-£15
DATES  16th to 26th November 2016
VENUE  The Young Vic 
Bryony Shanahan, winner of a 2016 Genesis Future Directors Award, directs Debbie Tucker Green's Trade at The Young Vic. A darkly humorous play, it explores the costs of sex and how, for some women, financial freedom comes at a painful price. The play sees three worlds collide at an idyllic Caribbean resort as three very different women unravel the ... More about this event
 
Once in a LifetimeOnce in a LifetimeOnce in a LifetimeOlivier Award-winning Richard Jones directs Once in a Lifetime at The Young Vic this winter, taking audiences back to Hollywood in 1930. With the first-ever talking motion picture a smash hit, suddenly every actor needs a voice, encouraging three New Yorkers to head west and open an elocution school. However, when you're dealing with the all-powerf2016-11-25T00:00:00+00002017-01-14T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Young Vic, 66  The Cut      SE1 8LZ
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event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING  £10-£35
DATES  25th November 2016 to 14th January 2017
VENUE  The Young Vic 
Olivier Award-winning Richard Jones directs Once in a Lifetime at The Young Vic this winter, taking audiences back to Hollywood in 1930. With the first-ever talking motion picture a smash hit, suddenly every actor needs a voice, encouraging three New Yorkers to head west and open an elocution school. However, when you're dealing with the all-powerf... More about this event
 
Living With The Lights OnLiving With The Lights OnReturning to The Young Vic for a limited run, one man show Living With The Lights On sees Mark Lockyer share his personal story of an actor living life on the edge. From his on-stage meltdown as Mercutio at the RSC to his fiery relationships and ultimate recovery, the true story is hilarious, gripping and completely bonkers.2016-12-07T00:00:00+00002016-12-23T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Young Vic, 66  The Cut      SE1 8LZ
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event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING  £20
DATES  7th to 23rd December 2016
VENUE  The Young Vic 
Returning to The Young Vic for a limited run, one man show Living With The Lights On sees Mark Lockyer share his personal story of an actor living life on the edge. From his on-stage meltdown as Mercutio at the RSC to his fiery relationships and ultimate recovery, the true story is hilarious, gripping and completely bonkers.... More about this event
 

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