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Marianne Elliott to direct Death of a Salesman as part of Young Vic season

Marianne Elliott. Photo: Helen Maybanks Marianne Elliott. Photo: Helen Maybanks
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Marianne Elliott is to direct a production of Death of a Salesman starring Wendell Pierce, Sharon D. Clarke and Arinze Kene as part of the Young Vic’s new season.

Pierce will play Willy, Clarke has been cast as Linda, and Kene will play Biff in the production of Arthur Miller’s play, which runs at the London venue from May 1 to June 29.

The season also features an adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding by Marina Carr, directed by Yael Farber.

Also in the main house, Young Vic associate director and Genesis fellow Nadia Latif will direct the UK premiere of Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury.

Productions in the theatre’s Maria Studio include Bronx Gothic by Okwui Okpokwasili, which is a part theatre, part dance, and part visual art installation created in collaboration with Peter Born, and The Jumper Factory conceived by Young Vic Taking Part and Justin Audibert, written by Luke Barnes and directed by Josh Parr.

Virtual reality experience Draw Me Close, created by the National Theatre’s Immersive Storytelling Studio, will run in the Maria Studio from January 21 to February 2.

In the Clare, Genesis Future Director Award and The Stage Debut Award winner Lekan Lawal will direct Wild East by April de Angelis, and Genesis Future Director Award winner Caitriona Shoobridge will direct Hattie Naylor’s Ivan and Dogs.

Artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah said: “The stages of the Young Vic have always been a place dedicated to asking the most profound questions in artistically compelling ways.

“It’s not just the art we invite into these four walls but also the art and discourse we send beyond them.”

 

Season at a glance

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

Directed by Marianne Elliott
May 1 to June 29, press night on May 9
Main house

Blood Wedding by Marina Carr

Directed by Yael Farber
September 19 to November 2, press night September 25
Main house

Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury

Directed by Nadia Latif
November 28 to January 18, press night on December 5
Main house

Bronx Gothic by Okwui Okpokwasili

Directed by Peter Born
June 1 to 29, with press night on June 5
Maria Studio

Draw Me Close by Jordan Tannahill

January 21 to February 2
Maria Studio

The Jumper Factory by Luke Barnes

Directed by Josh Parr
February 27 to March 9
Maria Studio

Wild East by April De Angelis

Directed by Lekan Lawal
February 6 to 16
Clare Studio

Ivan and Dogs by Hattie Naylor

Directed by Caitriona Shoobridge
July 10 to 20
Clare Studio

 

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