NEWS: Young Vic Announces Further Than The Furthest Thing for 2023 Season

The award winning play will receive a new production, playing at the Young Vic Theatre from the 9th March.

The Young Vic Theatre has announced that a new production of Further Than The Furthest Thing by Zinnie Harris, will play for a strictly limited run from the 9th March until the 29th April 2023. Directed by Young Vic Associate Director and Genesis Fellow Jennifer Tang (AI, Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok). It marks the first major London staging in more than 20 years.

Further Than The Furthest Thing originally premiered 2000, co-produced by the National Theatre and The Tron Glasgow, and won an Edinburgh Fringe First Award, Peggy Ramsay Award and John Whiting Award and was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award.It is based on true events on the island of Tristan da Cunha, the most remote inhabited archipelago, the story follows a community haunted by its past and under threat from a modern world in crisis.

On a remote volcanic island in the middle of the Atlantic, a community has lived undisturbed for centuries, defying the swirling currents of modernity and capitalism. Cut off and exposed to the elements, their survival has created a complex bind with their land. But when one of the inhabitants brings an outsider to the island, their way of life is changed forever.

Jennifer Tang, Director, said: “It’s a complete privilege to direct this stunning play for the Young Vic, and to be collaborating with such a brilliant team to bring it to life. The play is beautiful, lyrical and vividly evokes a community that feels both far away and familiar. Although written over 20 years ago, its message about how our choices impact people and our planet feels more urgent than ever. Zinnie’s extraordinary play is both intimate and epic, local and global – it asks us to think about our notion of home, our sense of belonging, and how far we will go in pursuit of our values. I’m just so excited to share it with audiences in the Spring, along with the work of all the brilliant artists involved.

 The creative team is completed by Designer Soutra Gilmour, Lighting Designer Prema Mehta, Sound Designer George Dennis, Composer Ruth Chan, Movement Director Ingrid Mackinnon, Voice and Dialect Coach Emma Woodvine, Illusions Designer John Bulleid, and Casting Director Charlotte Sutton.  

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