Home / Arts & Life / The Young Vic Theater in London Unveils Its 2017-18 Season

The Young Vic Theater in London Unveils Its 2017-18 Season


Dave Thomas Brown in Matthew Lopez’s “The Legend of Georgia McBride.” Mr. Lopez’s ambitious new play, “The Inheritance,” will have its premiere next season at the Young Vic.

Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

A new play about gay life on the scale of “Angels in America”; a revival of a decade-old work by the Academy Award-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (“Moonlight”); and a staging of a controversial Alan Rickman project, “My Name Is Rachel Corrie,” are among the productions planned for the coming season at the Young Vic in London.

This season will be the final one organized by David Lan, the theater’s artistic director, who announced in June that he would step down after 18 years and leave once his successor was appointed.

In March, the Young Vic will present the premiere of “The Inheritance,” a two-part play that takes a panoramic view of gay life in New York today — in the aftermath of the AIDS crisis depicted in Tony Kushner’s sprawling “Angels in America.” The new play, by Matthew Lopez (“The Legend of Georgia McBride”), will be directed Stephen Daldry, the Tony Award-winner for, most recently, “Billy Elliot,” and an Oscar nominee for films including “The Reader” and “The Hours.”

Mr. Daldry will also direct, with Justin Martin, the debut of “The Jungle,” a coproduction with the National Theater written by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson of the British company Good Chance Theater. Opening in December, the play takes place in the so-called “jungle,” Europe’s largest unofficial refugee camp, in Calais, France.

Continue reading the main story

About admin

Check Also

Hear the Best Albums and Songs of 2023

Dear listeners, In the spirit of holiday excess and end-of-the-year summation, we’re about to make …