Young Vic Announces Casting for ONCE IN A LIFETIME and TRADE - and Two New Shows in 2017

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Award-winning comedian, actor, writer and director Harry Enfield will play Hollywood studio boss Glogauer in Richard Jones' production of Once in a Lifetime from 25 November in the Young Vic's Main House. Joining Enfield in the company are Daniel Abelson, Claudie Blakley, Okorie Chukwu, Lucy Cohu, Lizzy Connolly, Buffy Davis, Otto Farrant, Amy Griffiths, Amanda Lawrence and John Marquez. Further casting is still to be announced.

Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the Young Vic and to Shakespeare following his critically acclaimed Measure for Measure in 2015. A Midsummer Night's Dream will play the Young Vic's Main House 17 February - 1 April.

Performed by a company of current and former sex workers, See Me Now brings their fascinating stories to the Maria stage 11 February - 4 March in a production directed by Mimi Poskitt and created by Poskitt, writer Molly Taylor and the company.

Bryony Shanahan directs debbie tucker green's trade in the Clare from 16 November. Casting for the Genesis Future Directors Award production is announced today: Ayesha Antoine will play The Novice, Sharon Duncan-Brewster will play The Local and Jo Martin will play The Regular.

Tickets for the first two shows of 2017 go on sale to Young Vic Friends today, Thursday 22 September at 10am and to the public Wednesday 28 September at 10am. Tickets for Once in a Lifetime and trade are available now from the Box Office: 0207 922 2922 www.youngvic.org

Artistic Director David Lan commented on today's announcements:
"The range of the shows we produce is ever expanding. We're thrilled to announce such brilliant casting for two productions yet to come in 2016, and to share news of two new shows for 2017.

Since I first saw it aged 16, I've longed to be in some way connected to Kaufman and Hart's best play Once in a Lifetime. I can't think of a better way to finally achieve this than by asking Richard Jones to direct the comedy.

The rare revival of debbie tucker green's three-hander trade is directed by our Genesis Future Directors Award winner for 2016 Bryony Shanahan.

We look forward to welcoming the companies of these two shows to the Young Vic.

Joe Hill-Gibbins' ferocious Measure for Measure was many people's favourite Shakespeare of its year. Now Joe will tackle A Midsummer Night's Dream, his sixth production for us, with the same ferocity.

See Me Now is a weaving together of the stories of sex workers, as told by and performed by them. It's powerful, poignant, hilarious and eye-opening, all qualities I especially value in the work we produce.

The Young Vic will announce more of their 2017 season soon, including shows that are part of the Horizons series, dramatising the experience of refugees."

You can read more about Once in a Lifetime here and more about the trade, A Midsummer Night's Dream and See Me Now here.



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