Billie Piper returns to her role in Simon Stone’s Yerma as part of the Young Vic’s 2017 season

Billie Piper will return, for a limited season, to the critically-acclaimed Yerma from 26 July-31 August at the Young Vic.

Billie Piper won the Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2016 for her performance in Simon Stone’s Yerma. Previous theatre credits include; Great Britain, The Effect – Oliver nomination for Best Actress (National Theatre); Reasons To Be Pretty (Almeida) and Treats – Evening Standard Theatre Awards nomination for Best Actress (Garrick). Her film work includes; City of Tiny Lights, Animals United, Things to Do Before You’re 30, The Calcium Kid and Spirit Trap. Television credits include; Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, Doctor Who, A Passionate Woman, The Shadow in the North, The Ruby in the Smoke, Much Ado About Nothing, True Love and Canterbury Tales: The Miller’s Tale for the BBC, Secret Diary of a Call Girl and Mansfield Park for ITV.

Simon Stone began his career as an actor, before founding theatre company The Hayloft Project where he adapted and directed works including Platonov, 3xSisters, The Only Child, Spring Awakening and Thyestes, which was co-produced with Malthouse Theatre and went on to be staged at Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers in Paris. Simon was resident director at Belvoir in Sydney from 2010 – 2013.

Other shows in the season include Life of Galileo directed by Joe Wright. Brendan Cowell takes the title role, returning to the Young Vic following his performance in Yerma. The production runs between 6 May – 24 June 2017
Galileo Galilei: father, hero, heretic. When a chance discovery leads to evidence of a seismic shift in scientific thinking, Galileo sparks a dangerous dispute with authority. To challenge the idea that the earth is the centre of the universe is to challenge the all-powerful Roman Catholic Church.

Bertolt Brecht’s dramatisation of the battle between belief and reason considers whether proof matters when it inspires
dissent. Joe Wright catapults Life of Galileo into the Young Vic’s Main House auditorium as you’ve never seen it before with design by Lizzie Clachan and video design by 59 Productions.

Brendan Cowell takes the title role, following his acclaimed debut at the Young Vic in Simon Stone’s Yerma. Further casting is to be announced.

Juliet Stevenson stars in the London premiere of Arthur Kopit’s illuminating play, Wings, directed by Natalie Abrahami.

A woman who once walked on the wings of aeroplanes experiences a severe stroke and struggles to make sense of her world. Fragments of intangible memories replace old certainties and relationships: sensory overload.
Originally a radio play written in response to his father’s stroke, Arthur Kopit’s Pulitzer-nominated drama traces a search for understanding in a bright and cacophonous new world.

 

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Stevenson in Happy Days

Following their acclaimed collaboration on Happy Days (2014, 2015 at the Young Vic) and YV short film MAYDAY, Stevenson and Abrahami reunite for this new production with design by Michael Levine, light by Guy Hoare and sound by Gareth Fry. Further casting is to be announced.

 

Juliet Stevenson returns to the Young Vic after appearing in Happy Days.

Full details of the season are available here;

http://www.youngvic.org/sites/default/files/Press_Releases/Young_Vic_Press_Release_2017_season_announced.pdf

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