Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney was an unknown writer when The Brothers Size was first seen at the Young Vic in 2007. Today casting for the highly-anticipated revival from the Evening Standard Award-Winning writer is announced:
After playing Coriolanus at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Sope Dirisu plays eldest brother Ogun. Jonathan Ajayi plays younger brother Oshoosi, reunited with Ogun after a spell in prison. Both make their Young Vic debuts.
Finally, Anthony Welsh returns to the role of Elegba, Oshoosi’s ex-cell mate who tempts him back to his life of crime. Anthony originally performed this role during the 2008 revival of The Brothers Size at the Young Vic and UK tour in the same year.
Bijan Sheibani returns to direct this deeply moving fable following his hit production of The Barbershop Chronicles at the National Theatre.
The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney is directed by Bijan Sheibani, designed by Patrick Burnier with live music and sound design by Manuel Pinheiro. A co-production with Actors Touring Company.
It runs from 19 January 2018 – 14 February 2018 in the Young Vic’s Main House.
There will be a Jerwood Assistant Director working with Bijan Sheibani The Brothers Size. The role is supported through the Jerwood Assistant Directors Program at the Young Vic.
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The Brothers Size
19 January 2018 – 14 February 2018
Main House, Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ
Press Night: Friday 26 January 2018, 7.00pm
Performances: Monday – Saturday at 7:30pm | Matinees on Wednesday & Saturday (except 20, 24, 27 January)
Captioned Performance: Thursday 8 February at 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Thursday 6 February at 7.30pm
Tickets: Previews 19 – 25 January £20, £10 | 27 January – 14 February £38, £29, £20, £10
Box Office: www.youngvic.org | 020 7922 2922
About the Young Vic
The Young Vic produces classics, new plays, forgotten works, musicals and opera, and tours widely in the UK and internationally. It has deep roots in its neighbourhood and extensive co-producing relationships with leading theatres all over the world. The Young Vic’s associate companies are BirdGang Dance, Belarus Free Theatre (BFT), Good Chance Theatre and Regional Theatre Young Directors Scheme (RTYDS).
Artistic Director: David Lan
Executive Director: Lucy Woollatt