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OPEN 25/09/2021 - 13/11/2021

Venue Name: The Young Vic. 66 The Cut, London SE18LZ

Venue Postcode: SE18LZ


Credits: William Shakespeare. Produced by The Young Vic Company.

Societies: West End & Fringe

Cush Jumbo (The Good Wife, The Good Fight) make her YV debut as a new kind of Hamlet, reuniting with her long-time collaborator Greg Hersov, to bring us this tale of power, politics and desire.

Joining Cush Jumbo as Hamlet, the full cast includes Jonathan Ajayi (Laertes), Joana Borja  (Guildenstern/Osric), Adrian Dunbar (Claudius/The Ghost), Tara Fitzgerald (Gertrude), Norah Lopez Holden (Ophelia), Jonathan Livingstone (Horatio), Joseph Marcell (Polonius), Adele Oni (Bernardo), Taz Skylar (Rosencrantz/Fortinbras/Marcellus) and Leo Wringer (Fortinbras Captain/Player/Gravedigger).

With Hamlet, the Young Vic is delighted to introduce a Jerwood Assistant Designer, who will work with Anna Fleischle on the set and costume design process for the show. This new opportunity represents a shared ambition between the Young Vic and Jerwood Arts to create a greater range of paid opportunities for creatives to develop their craft as part of a production. The Assistant Designer role is in addition to the Jerwood Assistant Director (an opportunity established in 2010), and Boris Karloff Trainee Assistant Director role (established in 2011); two further examples of how the Young Vic Directors Program supports and nurtures theatre makers with paid opportunities.

Hamlet is Directed by Greg Hersov, with Set and Costume Design by Anna Fleischle, Lighting Design by Aideen Malone, Sound Design by Emma Laxton, Video Design by Nina Dunn, Movement Direction by Lucy Hind, Casting by Sophie Holland CDG, with Casting Assistants Faye Timby and Finnian Tweed, Voice and Text by Barbara Houseman and Fight Direction by Kev McCurdy, with Jerwood Assistant Director Zoe Templeman-Young, Boris Karloff Trainee Assistant Director Kirk-Ann Roberts and Jerwood Assistant Designer Jida Akil.

  • Audio Described performance: 19 October, 7.30pm
  • Relaxed performance: 2 November, 7.30pm
  • Captioned performance: 4 November, 7.30pm

About the Young Vic

For fifty years, the Young Vic has produced new plays, classics, musicals, adaptations of books, short films, digital projects, and game-changing forms of theatre, attracting large audiences from many different backgrounds. Based in London’s Waterloo, we forge deep connections in our neighbourhood through its Taking Part programme, where it engages with over 15,000 people every year via a wide range of projects, from skills-based workshops to on-stage performances. The YV gives 10% of our tickets free to schools and neighbours, irrespective of box office demand, and is committed to keeping all ticket prices low.

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