Young Vic Announces Brecht and Babe Revivals

News   Young Vic Announces Brecht and Babe Revivals David Lan, the artistic director of London's Young Vic theatre, has announced a spring 2008 season that will feature a revival of Brecht's The Good Soul of Szechuan, starring Jane Horrocks, and a revival of the late Thomas Babe's A Prayer for My Daughter.
Jane Horrocks
Jane Horrocks Photo by Jeff Vespa

The recently revamped venue is currently riding high with an acclaimed extended run of Tarrell Alvin McCraney's The Brothers Size. The 2008 season also builds on the Young Vic's opera program with a collaboration with the English National Opera. The U.K premiere of Olga Neuwirth's operatic adaptation of David Lynch's movie "Lost Highway" (April 4-11) will be followed by a revival of Harrison Birtwistle's Punch and Judy with director Daniel Kramer (Bent and Angels in America) making his opera debut.

The season in the theatre's main house kicks off with A Prayer for My Daughter (Jan. 31–March 15), which premiered at New York's Public Theater in 1978 and was staged at London's Royal Court later that year.

Dominic Hill's production features American actor Corey Johnson (Frost/Nixon) and Colin Morgan, who most recently performed onstage at Kevin Spacey's Old Vic in All About My Mother. Morgan made his debut at the nearby Young Vic in the title role of Vernon God Little.

Horrocks is currently appearing in the West End in Absurd Person Singular at the Garrick and is perhaps best known for her stage and screen performance in Little Voice.

In David Harrower's new translation of The Good Soul of Szechuan Horrocks plays Shen Te, the good-hearted prostitute in whom the gods wait to see if she can restore their faith in humanity.

For more on the Young Vic's 2008 season, call (0)20 7922 2922.