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Of The Cut. From 30th July to 6th August 2022. Image Description: An illustration of an enormous London St sign with Of The Cut hangs about above building, bathed in a summer sunset. On the left of the street is the Young Vic; on the right is Southwark College with The Shard in the distance. A white stamp with the words Young Vic Taking Part with the number 25 above  in the bottom right.

A Taking Part production from Young Vic and TEA films

Of The Cut

Written by Yasmin Joseph and the Company
Directed by Philip J Morris

Mon - Sat, 7.15pm
Wed & Sat, 1pm & 4pm


The Maria

To celebrate 25 years of Taking Part, our three strands (Learning, Participation and Neighbourhood Theatre) will come together to create a promenade performance piece which shines a light on the voices and stories of our community members. Of The Cut will be led by a team of multi-disciplinary creatives, fusing film, stage, sound, imagery and story together through the lens of magical realism. Of The Cut will provide an insight into the many lives lived on and around The Cut, and also explore what the next 25 years has in store for our vibrant community.

This event will start in The Maria (our medium sized studio space) followed by a promenade around the local area, including Southwark College and St Andrews, Waterloo. You will navigate the performance through a route across the cut, performances will be indoor and outdoor.

All performances are relaxed. You can move, make noise and respond naturally to the performance. Performances are not sensory adapted.

Part of Taking Part 25, a season of work celebrating 25 years of the Young Vic’s creative engagement department.

Of The Cut is generously supported by IHS Markit.

  • Show Warnings


    Loud atmospheric noises, moments of bright light, actors coming into the audience for some parts of the performance and film sequences on screens (with captions) as part of the performance

  • Running Time


    1 hour 30 minutes

  • Freesheet


  • Pre-Show Information (PDF Version)

  • Making Of The Cut | A Documentary


Writers Yasmin Joseph and the Company
Director Philip J Morris
Creative Director TEA films
Designer Natalie Pryce
Sound and Music Nicola T. Chang
Assistant Producer Jordi M. Carter
Trainee Assistant Director Déviniat Adedibu
Stage Manager Emily Behague
Deputy Stage Manager Phyllys Egharevba 
Assistant Stage Manager Leelah McEvoy

With Mari Akintokun, Chieko Allen, Yafet Amanuel, Ramirez Booker, Boma Braide, Satch Chauhan, Chantel Davis, Chloé Delanney,  Moe Farah, Ibrahim Galadima, Annie Greenslade, Mohamed Kamara, Valia Katsi, Angie Lieu, Linda Long, Deborah E Mali Smith, Jenny Marshall, Agnes V. Moricz, Nana Oforiwaa Osei-Bonsu, Adar Owuna, Danlu Peng, Matilde Sazio, Michael Sookhan, Charlie Tantam, Craig James Walker, Debbie Williams, and Maggie Woodall

All performances are relaxed. You can move, make noise and respond naturally to the performance. Performances are not sensory adapted.