Wild Swans  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 13TH MAY 2012

ADDRESS
, 66 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 8LZ
 
 
Dates:
  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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Blue/OrangeBlue/OrangeBlue/Orange Joe Penhall's Olivier Award-winning play Blue/Orange is revived in 2016, staged at The Young Vic and directed by Matthew Xia. When it was premiered at the National back in 2000, the play examined race, political correctness and mental health care in Britain, and today, with race and mental health still at the forefront of the nation's min2016-05-12T00:00:00+01002016-06-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Young Vic, 66  The Cut      SE1 8LZ
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VENUE  The Young Vic 
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The Young Vic, 66  The Cut      SE1 8LZ
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