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Vernon God Little

Vernon God Little

by DBC Pierre
adapted by Tanya Ronder

 

27 January - 12 March 2011

Main House

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Read what else audience members are saying about the show. 

★ ★ ★ 
'Rufus Norris' tremendous production returns with identical energy and bravura... Tanya Ronder's ingenious adaptation...' 

WhatsOnStage

'Joseph Drake is a marvel.'
The Times

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★ ★ ★ ★  
‘Very clever... brilliantly funny... with terrific wit and flair. Go.'
The Independent

★ ★ ★  
Biliously funny… a helter-skelter portrait of a crazy world.'
The Guardian

★ ★   
‘A rhinestone-studded live soundtrack that mashes hip hop, rockabilly, gospel and guitar.’ 
Metro

★ ★ ★  
‘Turbo-charged… fizzing with helter-skelter energy.'
Time Out

★ ★   
‘A Young Vic classic… the audience goes absolutely wild.’ 
WhatsOnStage

A roaring, rattling tale… a hell of a production.'
The Times

DBC PIERRE’S SUPERBLY DARK, RIOTOUSLY FUNNY, FAST-TALKING ADVENTURE HITS THE STAGE RUNNING ONCE AGAIN!

Vernon’s best friend has just massacred his school class before lunch and then shot himself. Everyone is looking for someone to blame – and they’re pointing the finger at Vernon!

Hapless, cynical and gloriously unlucky, Vernon makes a desperate escape to Mexico. As the cowboy music starts to play, the absurdities of life just keep on coming…

Bigger and bolder than ever, this thrilling updated version of the Young Vic’s smash hit features a rollicking soundtrack of quintessential American hits, including songs by the legendary Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and more.

In the press

Read The Guardian's Portrait of the artist: DBC Pierre.

Jasper Rees interviews writer DBC Pierre for The Arts Desk.

DBC Pierre talks to The Times about a life in writing and seeing his Man Booker Prize-winning novel come to stage. (Log in required)

i-D Magazine speaks to Joseph Drake about Vernon God Little.

Rufus Norris talks to The Observer about the best performance he's ever seen.

Creative Team

Direction Rufus Norris
Set Design Ian MacNeil
Costumes Nicky Gillibrand
Music Direction / Arrangement Phil Bateman
Light
 Paule Constable
         with Jane Dutton
Sound Rich Walsh
Show MD Duncan Wisbey
Choreography Lizzi Gee 
Casting Maggie Lunn
Dialect Michaela Kennen
Assistant Direction Rikki Henry

Cast

Jesus Luke Brady
Mom Clare Burt
Lasalle Daniel Cerqueira
Lally Peter De Jersey
Vernon Joseph Drake
Pam Johnnie Fiori
Ella / Taylor Lily James
Vaine / Leona / Team Leader Penny Layden
Sheriff Pokorney Nathan Osgood
Abdini Duncan Wisbey 

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