Further information about Matthew Warchus’ fourth season have been announced, which will complete with an Arthur Miller double-bill, a world premiere by Lucy Prebble and a special One Voice performance.
News of the upcoming part of the season follows the part one season announcement which includes ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company’s production of SYLVIA; Annie-B Parson’s 17c; Emma Rice’s Wise Children; and A Christmas Carol – for which further casting has also been announced.
It has been confirmed that a special One Voice performance to mark 100 years since the Armistice, Remembrance will take place on the 4th November, curated by Arinzé Kene (Girl from the North Country, Misty) and directed by by Old Vic Associate Director Annabel Bolton. The five monologues to be showcased will highlight some of the hidden stories from conflict.
Meanwhile, further casting has been confirmed Matthew Warchus’ production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol , which returns to The Old Vic from the 27th November. Joining the previously announced Stephen Tompkinson in Jack Thorne’s adaptation will be: Rosanna Bates, Ava Brennan, Jamie Cameron, Peter Caulfield, Oliver Evans, Eugene McCoy, Myra McFadyen, Frances McNamee, Alastair Parker, Michael Rouse, Tim van Eyken and Witney White.
This will then be followed by the first of two Arthur Miller plays to be showcased by the theatre. The American Clock will open for previews at the theatre from the 4th February and will be directed by Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Hadestown).
Directly after this, from the 15th April, Jeremy Herrin directs All My Sons starring Sally Field and Bill Pullman. Further casting for the production is also set to include Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan.
Closing the season will be the world premiere of A Very Expensive Poison, a new play by Lucy Prebble based on the book by Luke Harding. Dates for this production have yet to be confirmed.
Talking about the season, Artistic Director Matthew Warchus said: “I’m hugely excited to be welcoming the outstanding American director Rachel Chavkin to The Old Vic. It just so happens that, following Sally Cookson’s A Monster Calls, Kate Prince’s SYLVIA, Annie-B Parson’s 17c and Emma Rice’s Wise Children, Rachel is the fifth auteur director within a six-month period to present their distinctive work on our stage. I anticipate her production of Arthur Miller’s rarely-performed The American Clock will be another thrilling and original piece of theatre not to be missed. In an adjacent and complimentary production, I am also delighted to be presenting Miller’s incandescent classic All My Sons with the extraordinary line-up of Jeremy Herrin directing American icons Sally Field and Bill Pullman, together with UK stars Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan, in what I predict will be an unforgettable production of a true twentieth century masterpiece.”
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