Casting has been confirmed for Conor McPherson’s new translation of The Nest by Franz Xaver Kroetz, which will run at the Young Vic from the 28th October to the 26th November. 

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Caoilfhionn Dunne and Laurence Kinlan will star in Ian Rickson’s production of this German classic two-hander. 

Kurt and Martha are soon to become parents, both working hard to provide for their new family, to try and give their child the best possible start to life. But when Kurt’s boss offers him an opportunity to make some easy money on the side, his decision threatens the health of his family as well as the community.

This new production will also feature  an original score composed by multi award-winning artist PJ Harvey and recorded by Harvey in collaboration with James Johnston.

The creative team for The Nest also includes designs by Alison Cummings, with lighting  by Zia Holly, sound by Gregory Clarke and movement by Andy Dawson.

Both Dunne and Kinlan are making their Young Vic debuts in this production. Dunne has previously appeared in Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive and Fathers and Sons (Donmar Warehouse) and Wild (Hampstead). Meanwhile, Kinlan’s previous credits include The Cripple of Inishmaan (Druid); The Playboy of the Western World and  The Plough and the Stars (Abbey).

Ian Rickson returns to the Young Vic after directing Hamlet in 2011 and Now We Are Here in 2016. His theatre credits include: Jerusalem (Royal Court, West End and Broadway), which won Tony, Olivier and Evening Standard Awards; The Children’s Hour, Betrayal and  Old Times (West End).

The Nest will appear at the Young Vic from the 28th October until the 26th November. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/the-nest

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