Stevenson And Anderson Confirmed For New Young Vic Season!
YOUNG VIC: 2014 New season announcement
Gillian Anderson plays Blanche DuBois directed by Benedict Andrews
Eagerly-awaited new work from 1927
Carrie Cracknell's West End smash A Doll's House heads to New York
Kander and Ebb's The Scottsboro Boys extends
Artistic Director David Lan on the new season:
"Some of the finest writers, actors and directors in the world are at the heart of our 2014 season. Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Beckett, Chekhov - Gillian Anderson, Juliet Stevenson - Peter Brook, Katie Mitchell, Benedict Andrews, Ivo van Hove, Natalie Abrahami, 1927, Phelim McDermott and Susan Stroman.
"I am thrilled that the great Juliet Stevenson will make her Young Vic debut as Winnie in Natalie Abrahami's new production of Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days. Winnie is one the greatest and most demanding stage roles ever written.
"Ivo van Hove's 'Roman Tragedies' will be remembered forever by anyone who saw it. He directs in every major European capital as well as running his own company in Amsterdam. Well-known in New York, he makes his UK debut with his production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge.
"The Valley of Astonishment brings together two strands that Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne have explored for many years: Islamic mysticism and the neurology of the human brain. The cast is Kathryn Hunter and Marcello Magni who were in Brook's 'Fragments' and William Nadylam and Jared McNeill who were in 'The Suit', both seen at the Young Vic.
"Stage, screen and TV superstar Gillian Anderson returns to the London stage to play Blanche DuBois in Benedict Andrews' production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Andrews' award-winning 'Three Sisters' was one of the most talked about shows of recent years. I expect no less of this great combination of artists.
"Katie Mitchell's first Chekhov 'Uncle Vanya' was a revelation at the Young Vic in 1998. Having since directed all his other major works, she returns to direct Chekhov's last - and perhaps greatest - play The Cherry Orchard in a brilliantly fresh version by Simon Stephens whose Young Vic version of 'A Doll's House' is currently playing in the West End.