Marianne Elliott to direct Death of a Salesman as part of Young Vic season
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
Blood Wedding by Marina Carr
Directed by Yael Farber
September 19 to November 2, press night September 25
Fairview by Jackie Sibblies Drury
Directed by Nadia Latif
November 28 to January 18, press night on December 5
Bronx Gothic by Okwui Okpokwasili
Directed by Peter Born
June 1 to 29, with press night on June 5
Draw Me Close by Jordan Tannahill
January 21 to February 2
The Jumper Factory by Luke Barnes
Directed by Josh Parr
February 27 to March 9
Wild East by April De Angelis
Directed by Lekan Lawal
February 6 to 16
Ivan and Dogs by Hattie Naylor
Directed by Caitriona Shoobridge
July 10 to 20
We need your help…
When you subscribe to The Stage, you’re investing in our journalism. And our journalism is invested in supporting theatre and the performing arts.
The Stage is a family business, operated by the same family since we were founded in 1880. We do not receive government funding. We are not owned by a large corporation. Our editorial is not dictated by ticket sales.
We are fully independent, but this means we rely on revenue from readers to survive.
Help us continue to report on great work across the UK, champion new talent and keep up our investigative journalism that holds the powerful to account. Your subscription helps ensure our journalism can continue.