NEWS: On Sale Dates Announced for The Second Woman at the Young Vic Theatre

The UK premiere of the show will run between the 19th and 20th May.

Artwork credit: Art direction by Emilie Chen. Photography by Pip

On sale dates have been announced for the UK premiere of The Second Woman, presented by the Young Vic Theatre and LIFT, starring Olivier Award winner Ruth Wilson in a 24-hour performance. Tickets will go on priority sale on Thursday 2 March, and on general sale on Monday 6 March at 12pm.

Tickets will be available for the full 24 hours, for allocated time slots and on-the-door as follows:
24-Hour Tickets
Guaranteed entry from 4pm on Friday 19th May for the entire 24-hour experience.
Advance Timed Tickets
Book in advance for one of the following time slots: 9.30pm, 12am, 2am, 4am, 6am, 8am or 10am and stay as long as you like from that point onwards.
On-The-Door Tickets
Turn up at any point throughout the performance, join the General Queue and get entry to the show on a first come first served basis as space becomes available.
For all ticket types:
Once seated, you can choose to stay until the performance ends at 4pm on Saturday 20th May or leave whenever you wish. Short breaks outside of the auditorium are permitted. If you choose to leave for a longer period, you will be able to re-enter without paying again, but will have to re-join the General Queue and wait to be re-admitted at the earliest available opportunity.

Over the course of 24 hours, 100 different men are invited to star opposite Ruth Wilson, as she performs over and over a scene between a man and a woman in a relationship that has lost its creativity and romance.

The performance is inspired John Cassavetes’ film Opening Night, none of the 100 different Martys have met or rehearsed with Ruth Wilson’s Virginia and most of them are non-actors. 

The Second Woman has been created by Anna Breckon and Nat Randall and is a collaboration between LIFT and the Young Vic.

Talking about the show, Ruth Wilson said: ” 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. I’m interested in what happens in that space between us all; if we form a bond as we watch and anticipate the next play partner. This is a one-off, 24-hour experience of pure, spontaneous interaction. It will never happen again.”

The show is directed by Anna Breckon and Nat Randall, Video and Camera Design by EO Gill and Anna Breckon, Lighting Design by Amber Silk and Kayla Burrett, UK Lighting Design by Lauren Woodhead, Music Composition by Nina Buchanan and Set Design by FUTURE METHOD STUDIO.

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