The Old Vic 2016-17 Season. Now On Sale

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Artistic Director Matthew Warchus has announced his second season at London’s Old Vic Theatre with a wide-ranging programme that includes world premieres, new writing, musicals, classic revivals and The Old Vic Variety Nights.

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Season 2 marks Glenda Jackson’s return to the stage, to play the title role in King Lear, directed by Deborah Warner. The Season opens with the world premiere of Samuel Beckett’s monologue No’s Knife with Lisa Dwan. Matthew directs the 20th anniversary production of Yasmina Reza’s Art and John Boyega stars in a new version of Woyzeck adapted by Jack Thorne.

In 2017 and beyond, look out for the return of Season 1’s dazzlingly funny, moving and inspiring show Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, a 50th anniversary celebratory production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard, a world premiere adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s classic film, Fanny and Alexander, adapted by Stephen Beresford, and a new version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore.

Artistic Director Matthew Warchus commented: “Anyone who has visited The Old Vic in the last eight months will have felt the new wave of energy which has swept through the building. There’s a completely fresh feel to the foyer, bars and café, and a completely fresh approach to how we programme our productions and events. There’s much more happening, and for a much wider range of people. For a theatre without public funding this is no mean feat. It’s an exciting shift, aimed at consolidating The Old Vic as a vibrant and indispensable part of London’s artistic scene. With my second season, we continue our mission to be a leading creative hub in the capital, and further afield, radiating an energising and unintimidating spirit, as we celebrate the best of what theatre can be.”



No’s Knife – World Premiere
by Samuel Beckett
Performed by Lisa Dwan
From 29 September 2016

King Lear
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Deborah Warner
Starring Glenda Jackson and with jane Horrocks, Rhys Ifans, Simon Manyonda and Harry Melling.
From 25 October 2016

by Yasmin Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Directed by Matthew Warchus
From 10 December 2016

by Georg Büchner
In a new version by Jack Thorne
Directed by Joe Murphy
Starring John Boyega
From 6 May 2017


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