PREVIEW: Further Than The Furthest Thing, Young Vic Theatre

The production is set to begin performances at the theatre on the 9th March.

Zinnie Harris’s play is set to arrive at the Young Vic Theatre next month, 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 of the play in more than 20 years.

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.

Based on the true life of events that occurred on the island of Tristan da Cunha, this revival of the play is set to star: Jenna Russell (Fun Home, Piaf), Cyril Nri (Trouble in Mind, The Barbershop Chronicles, The Bill) and Archie Madekwe (Midsommar, See) as rehearsals start this week. They are joined in the major revival by Gerald Kyd (The Seagull, Deep Blue Sea), and Kirsty Rider (The Sandman, The Doctor, Nora: A Doll’s House) with live vocals provided by Shapla Salique (No Boundaries).

Meanwhile, the creative team behind the production includes: Designer Soutra Gilmour, Lighting Designer Prema Mehta, Sound Designer George Dennis, Video Designer Ian William Galloway, Composer Ruth Chan, Movement Director Ingrid Mackinnon, Voice and Dialect Coach Victoria Woodward, Musical Director Michael Henry, Illusions Designer John Bulleid, and Casting Director Charlotte Sutton CDG.

Further Than The Furthest Thing will play at the Young Vic Theatre from the 9th March until the 29th April.

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