The production will transfer to the Savoy Theatre for a further five weeks due to popular demand.
It has been confirmed that due to popular demand, Wessex Grove, Gavin Kalin Productions and Playful Productions have announced Ivo van Hove’s English language première of Hanya Yanagihara’s acclaimed novel A Little Life will play at the Savoy Theatre for a further five weeks from the 4th July, following runs at Richmond Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre. Public booking for the additional dates are on sale now.
A Little Life follows four college friends in New York City: aspiring actor Willem, successful architect Malcolm, struggling artist JB, and prodigious lawyer Jude. As ambition, addiction, and pride threaten to pull the group apart, they always find themselves bound by their love for Jude and the mysteries of his past. But when those secrets come to light, they finally learn that to know Jude St Francis is to understand the limitless potential of love in the face of life.
The book has been adapted for the stage adapted for the stage by Koen Tachelet, Ivo van Hove and Hanya Yanagihara. A Little Life is set to star: James Norton (Jude), Luke Thompson (Willem), Omari Douglas (JB), Zach Wyatt (Malcolm), Elliot Cowan (Brother Luke/Doctor Traylor/Caleb), Zubin Varla (Harold), Nathalie Armin (Ana), and Emilio Doorgasingh (Andy).
Wessex Grove’s Benjamin Lowy and Emily Vaughan-Barratt said today, “We could not be more delighted to have the opportunity to extend A Little Life in the West End this summer. Hanya’s book has had a profound impact on so many people’s lives, and it’s a privilege to witness the way in which the production is being embraced by audiences. We’ve just finished rehearsals, and it’s been extraordinary to watch Ivo and this incredible group of actors discover this story anew on stage. It’s a beautiful piece of theatre, and we’re delighted our company want to continue performing the play together at the iconic theatre that is the Savoy – a real honour for a straight play to perform on that stage.”
The creative team behind the production also includes: Set & Lighting Design by Jan Versweyveld; Costume Design by An D’Huys and Music & Sound Design by Eric Sleichim.
A Little Life will play at the Richmond Theatre from the 14th to the 18th March before heading to London’s Harold Pinter Theatre from the 25th March until the 18th June. You can book tickets here. It will then run for five weeks at the Savoy Theatre from the 4th July.