Interview With… Raphael Akuwudike

The actor chatted to LLLC about being in The Jumper Factory at the  Young Vic Theatre.  Hi Raphael, what can you tell me about ‘The Jumper Factory’? The Jumper Factory is a new play written by Luke Barnes in collaboration with prisoners at HMP Wandsworth. It explores many prisoners’ stories through a single character. What was it that initially made you want to be involved with the production? I… Read More


Inside the Rehearsals of… Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, Young Vic Theatre

Rehearsal images have been released for Kate Hewitt’s production.  This new production of Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis’s play is set to star Oberon K. A. Adjepong (Lucius Jenkins), Matthew Douglas (D’Amico), Dervla Kirwan (Mary Jane Hanrahan), Ukweli Roach (Angel Cruz) and Joplin Sibtain (Valdez). Inside the lockdown wing of Rikers Island prison, a frightened young man accused of murdering a cult… Read More

Review Round Up: Twelfth Night, Young Vic Theatre

This musical adaptation of Twelfth Night features music and lyrics by Shaina Taub and is directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Oskar Eustis. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews….  The Guardian: *** ” The songs also give scope to the strong community chorus who execute Lizzi Gee’s choreography with absolute precision: they include, in a… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for Young Vic’s Production of Twelfth Night

Casting for the young Vic Theatre’s upcoming production of Twelfth Night has been confirmed.  Directed by Kwame Kwei-Arma and Oskar Eustis, this new musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play is set to star: Melissa Allen (Feste) ,Gabrielle Brooks (Viola) ,Gerard Carey (Malvolio),Natalie Dew (Olivia), Martyn Ellis (Sir Toby Belch) , Gbemisola Ikumelo (Maria), Jyuddah Jaymes (Sebastian), Jonathan Livingstone (Antonio), Silas Wyatt-Barke (Andrew Aguecheek) and Rupert Young (Orsino).  The cast will perform alongside a community… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for Fun Home at the Young Vic

The Young Vic Theatre has confirmed the casting for Sam Gold’s production, playing at the venue from the 18th June.  This production, which is the final one  in David Lan’s last season as Artistic Director of the Young Vic, is set to star Kaisa Hammarlund as Alison; Eleanor Kane as Medium Alison; Jenna Russell as Helen; Ashley Samuels as Roy, Mark and Jeremy; Cherrelle… Read More

Review Round Up: The Inheritance, Young Vic Theatre

Stephen Daldry directs Matthew Lopez’s play inspired by E.M.Forster’s Howards End. Here’s what critics have been making of it… The Telegraph:***** “Stephen Daldry’s fleet, astute production, deploying an often bare-foot ensemble of 13 on and around a simple raised (subtly convertible) platform, is sparing in its visual elements and ‘big’ moments so that when they… Read More

NEWS: West End Transfer Announced for the Jungle

Following its acclaimed run at the Young Vic, its been announced that The Jungle will play at the Playhouse Theatre from the 16th June.  This news will see the Playhouse auditorium completely transformed to an approximately 450 seat house in order to accommodate Miriam Buether’s unique set design. Playing at the Playhouse Theatre from the… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for The Inheritance at the Young Vic

The Young Vic has announced casting for its upcoming production of Matthew Lopez’s play, playing at the theatre from the 2nd March.  Directed by Stephen Daldry (The Jungle, An Inspector Calls, Billy Elliot, The Hours and The Reader), The Inheritance is a play divided into two parts that examines what it is like to be a young… Read More

Review Round Up: The Jungle, Young Vic Theatre

This Young Vic and National Theatre co-production examines the stories of those who lived in The Jungle in Calais. Here Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews.  Okot wants nothing more than to get to the UK. Beth wants nothing more than to help him.Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of “The Jungle”– just across… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for The Brothers Size at the Young Vic

Casting has been confirmed for the Young Vic Theatre’s upcoming production, playing at the theatre from the 19th January 2018.  Ritual and reality intertwine in the sparkling, award-winning play by Oscar-winning writer of Moonlight Tarell Alvin McCraney. The African-American working class meets Yoruba mythology when the Brothers Size reconnect after a spell in prison. The Young Vic Theatre… Read More