Joe Wright will direct Olivier award winner Chiwetel Ejiofor in the UK premiere of A Season in the Congo as part of the Young Vic’s 2013 season.
The play is by Martinique poet and politician Aime Cesaire and marks Ejiofor’s first appearance on the London stage since winning an Olivier in 2008 for his role as Othello.
Design is by Lizzie Clachan and light by Jon Clark and the production will run from July 6 to August 10, 2013, with press night on July 16.
Returning to the venue is Simon Stephens’ version of A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen. Young Vic associate director Carrie Cracknell will again direct the production and design is by Tony award winner Ian MacNeil.
Hattie Morahan and Dominic Rowan will reprise their roles of Nora and Torvald Helmer and the production will run from April 2 to 20, 2013.
Feast, a collection of works by international playwrights Yunior Garcia Aguilera, Rotimi Babatunde, Marcos Barbosa, Tanya Barfield and Gbolahan Obisesan and directed by Rufus Norris, will feature at the venue as part of World Stages London season.
The co-production with the Royal Court will run from January 25 to February 23, with press night on February 1 and will feature choreography by George Cespedes and design by Katrina Lindsay. Lighting is by Paule Constable and sound by Paul Arditti.
Also appearing in the main house will be opera American Lulu, composed by Olga Neuwirth, and David Harrower’s new version of Henrik Ibsen’s Public Enemy.
The venue’s smaller space, the Maria, will feature My Perfect Mind, directed by Kathryn Hunter, and Above Me The Wide Blue Sky from associate company Fevered Sleep.