Young Vic

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Basquiat and Warhol’s ‘intimate friendship’ explored in Young Vic drama
Jeremy Pope and Paul Bettany play the art legends in The Collaboration staged by artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah

Chris Wiegand

24, Nov, 2021 @2:34 PM

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Playwright James Graham: ‘Was I too easy on Dominic Cummings? I go back and forth’
He has written powerful dramas about the likes of Rupert Murdoch and Dominic Cummings. The playwright explains why he’s now tackling 11 vitriolic TV debates that gripped America

Dorian Lynskey

15, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Joseph Marcell: ‘I tried to get Will Smith to do Shakespeare instead of Independence Day’
He was adored as Geoffrey the butler in the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Now, as he stars opposite Cush Jumbo in Hamlet, the actor discusses stardom, being one of the first Black Othellos – and why Smith should play Mark Antony

Ryan Gilbey

28, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Hamlet; The Mirror and the Light; What If If Only
Cush Jumbo is a perfect prince, Ben Miles bows out as Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell, while Caryl Churchill gets to the heart of love and loss in under 20 minutes

Susannah Clapp

10, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Hamlet review – Cush Jumbo is a remarkable prince
Greg Hersov’s sleek production focuses on familial grief, unfolds with the pace of a thriller and is full of fresh humour and chemistry

Arifa Akbar

05, Oct, 2021 @9:43 AM

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Hamlet, Cabaret and a fistful of Romeos: the best theatre, comedy and dance of autumn 2021
Cush Jumbo tackles the troubled prince, Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne head for 30s Berlin, while standup favourites and dance spectaculars burst back on the stage

Arifa Akbar, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

26, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Rise of the robo-drama: Young Vic creates new play using artificial intelligence
Inspired by a Guardian article, the theatre’s surreal and spellbinding show AI is a collaboration between humans and the system GPT-3

Arifa Akbar

24, Aug, 2021 @3:05 PM

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Adrian Dunbar cast alongside Cush Jumbo in Hamlet at Young Vic
The Line of Duty actor will play Claudius and the Ghost when the postponed play opens next month

Chris Wiegand

16, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Anything Goes; Changing Destiny – review
A joyously shipshape revival of Cole Porter’s Broadway classic proves the perfect getaway

Kate Kellaway

08, Aug, 2021 @9:30 AM

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From Hamlet to Hullabaloo: what to see as theatres and comedy clubs reopen
As stage shows return, we pick the best post-lockdown offerings – featuring Egyptian gods, rebelling vicars, dancing youths ... and Ian McKellen playing the Dane at 82

Arifa Akbar (theatre), Brian Logan (comedy), Lyndsey Winship (dance)

16, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Young Vic to livestream all future productions, says artistic director
Kwame Kwei-Armah says theatre can never go back to being something that can only be experienced by physically being there

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

06, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘The heat is on’: top theatres act to root out ‘system failure’ of racism
The Young Vic and Royal Court are rethinking their work practices to unpick centuries of ingrained attitudes – and achieve ‘the miracle of equality’

Arifa Akbar

13, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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