Tony-Winning Fun Home Will Receive U.K. Premiere in 2018

London News   Tony-Winning Fun Home Will Receive U.K. Premiere in 2018 The Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron musical is among the new titles announced for the Young Vic's upcoming season.
Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone and Emily Skeggs in<i> Fun Home</i>
Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone and Emily Skeggs in Fun Home Joan Marcus

Fun Home, the 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, will receive its U.K. premiere at London’s Young Vic next year. Performances will run June 18–September 1, 2018, with opening night set for June 27.

Sam Gold, who won a Tony for his direction of the musical, will return to helm the production. The musical, featuring a Tony-winning score by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron and a Tony-winning book by the latter, is based on the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel. The show follows Alison at three phases of her life as she discovers her own sexual identity and navigates her complicated relationship with her family.

Casting will be announced at a later date.

Also joining the Young Vic lineup is My Name is Rachel Corrie, running September 29–October 21. The play is based on the writings of Corrie, a 23-year-old American who was killed while serving as a peace campaigner in Palestine. Emails and diary entries were adapted into a stage presentation by the late Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner. Erin Doherty will take on the title role.

The world premiere of Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson’s The Jungle, directed by Stephen Daldry, will run December 7–January 6, 2018, as a co-production with the National Theatre. Also newly announced are a revival of Moonlight Oscar winner Tarell Alvin McCarney’s The Brothers Size (January 19–February 14) and the two-part world premiere of Matthew Lopez’ The Inheritance (March 2–May 5).

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The 2017–2018 season begins July 19 with Nina–a story about me and Nina Simone. Additional previously announced titles include Yerma, Wings, The Suppliant Women, Yellowman, and How to Win Against History.

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