The production will run at the Young Vic Theatre from the 19th to the 20th June.

(c)Jarne Jonasson.

It has been announced that Ruth Wilson is set to star in the UK premiere of Nat Randall and Anna Breckon’s The Second Woman, in a co-production between the Young Vic Theatre and LIFT Festival.

Sitting as performance, video and film, The Second Woman invites 100 different men to appear opposite Ruth Wilson as ‘Virginia’ who performs the exact same scene again and again, for a full 24 hours.

inspired the 1977 John Cassavetes film Opening Night, created by an all-female-identifying and non-binary team who capture and mix the action live from multiple cameras, The Second Woman aims to shine a light on the he nature of gender and power relationships. It will begin at 4pm on Friday 19 June, and conclude at 4pm on Saturday 20 June.

Talking about the news, Ruth Wilson said: “I am absolutely thrilled, and a little scared to be part of Nat Randall and Anna Breckon’s truly unique theatrical experience. I have a feeling that The Second Woman will challenge all norms of what it means to be actor and audience, to be performer and observer. And what better place to be breaking the mould, than at the Young Vic, in association with LIFT Festival. Please come share this weird and wonderful journey with me.”

The performance features  Script and Direction by Anna Breckon and Nat Randall, Video Design by EO Gill and Anna Breckon, Lighting Design by Amber Silk and Kayla Burrett, Sound Design by Nina Buchanan, Set Design by FUTURE METHOD STUDIO, Original Hair and Makeup Design by Sophie Roberts and Produced with Fenn Gordon for Tandem.

For more information visit: https://www.youngvic.org/whats-on/z-%20the-second-woman