Photo Flash: First Look at Young Vic's JESUS HOPPED THE 'A' TRAIN
With the Young Vic's recent run of critical-success including The Convert currently running at Young Vic, The Inheritance at the Noël Coward Theatre and The Jungle now playing at St Ann's Warehouse in New York, Artistic Director of the Young Vic, Kwame Kwei-Armah, today announces the full cast for Stephen Adly Guirgis' Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, directed by Kate Hewitt in the Main House, and April De Angelis' Wild East, directed by recipient of Genesis Future Directors Award, Lekan Lawal, in The Clare.
For Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, Kate Hewitt directs Oberon K. A. Adjepong (Lucius Jenkins), Matthew Douglas (D'Amico), Dervla Kirwan (Mary Jane Hanrahan), Ukweli Roach (Angel Cruz) and Joplin Sibtain (Valdez). The production previews from 14 February, with a Press Night on 20 February, and runs until 30 March.
For Wild East, Lekan Lawal directs Lucy Briers (Dr Pitt), Kemi-Bo Jacobs (Dr Gray) and Zach Wyatt (Frank). The production opens on 6 February and runs until 16 February.
A limited number of tickets are also now on sale for The Jumper Factory by Luke Barnes. Originally conceived by the Young Vic Taking Part department and Justin Audibert, created in collaboration with inmates at HMP Wandsworth, as a parallel production to The Brothers Size in January 2018, The Jumper Factory explores the stories of people behind bars. The production returns to run alongside Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train which examines these experiences through the American justice system. Directed by Josh Parr, The Jumper Factory will be performed in The Maria from 27 February until 9 March, by young men who have all been directly or indirectly affected by the criminal justice system.
Oberon K. A. Adjepong
Oberon K. A. Adjepong and Joplin Sibtain
Oberon K. A. Adjepong and Matthew Douglas
Oberon K. A. Adjepong and Ukweli Roach