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The Shawl

The Shawl

by David Mamet

5 - 15 December 2012

Ben Kidd is the recipient of the Genesis Future Directors Award.

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Show information

When a grieving woman seeks out John to contact the afterlife, the would-be psychic is keen to help – but his lover would rather swindle her out of her inheritance. Dirt poor and desperate to please his young lover, John reluctantly agrees. But when their perfectly rehearsed séance gets out of control, the medium makes an astonishing revelation. Is John a gifted spiritualist or just a cash-strapped conman?

This taut and brilliantly suspenseful drama by David Mamet is directed by Genesis Award winner Ben Kidd.

"The best living writer of vivid American dialogue."
The Telegraph on David Mamet

"A beautifully crafted piece of work."
Chicago Tribune on The Shawl


Monday - Saturday: 7:45pm
Wednesday & Saturday matinees (12 & 15 Dec): 2:45pm

Due to the staging requirements of this production, latecomers may not be admitted. 


Tickets: £12.50

A limited number of discounts are available for each performance. Early booking is advised.


Click here to find out more about the Young Vic's seating policy, and about what to expect when you arrive at the Young Vic.

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Direction Ben Kidd
Design Merle Hensel
Lighting Natasha Chivers
Sound Adrienne Quartly
Casting Julia Horan CDG


Sam Crane
Nick Fletcher
Denise Gough

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