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The Events

The Events

by David Greig 

An Actors Touring Company, Young Vic, Brageteatret & Schauspielhaus Wien Co-Production

8 July - 2 August 2014

The Maria

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"Witty, wise and provocative" 
Daily Telegraph 

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"A poignant look at human tragedy"
The Metro

★ ★ ★ ★
"A mighty play about what it is that makes us human..."
The Guardian 

★ ★ ★ ★
"Impressive, evocative, superb"
The Independent

★ ★ ★ ★
"Extraordinary and compelling"
 The Times

★ ★ ★ ★
Time Out, Financial Times

I have been thinking I might go berserk.
When Claire, a priest, survives an atrocity she sets out on a quest to answer the most difficult question of all; ‘Why?’.  It’s a journey that takes her to the edge of reason, science, politics and faith.
David Greig’s daring play explores our destructive desire to fathom the unfathomable and asks how far forgiveness can stretch in the face of brutality. 

Following a sold-out run in 2013, The Events returns to the Young Vic this summer before heading to New York in 2015.

Click here to see what audiences have been saying about the show so far.


Saturday matinees: 2:45 pm

Running time: 80 minutes 

On 10 July at 7.45pm, 12 July at 2.45pm and 7.45pm the show will be performed with an international cast in English, German and Norwegian. Read more here.

Following the 12 July matinee there will be a free post-show talk
with Rob Liddle from The Spectator and Bjørn Ihler, a survivor from the island of Utøya, chaired by Channel Four’s Matt Frei. Read more here.


Tickets: £10, £19.50

A limited number of concessions are available for each performance. Early booking is advised. Eligible for Season Savers

Food & drink

The Cut Bar & Restaurant at the Young Vic serves an inspired mix of classic and original play-themed dishes create an exciting menu from fresh, free-range and organic ingredients. 

Visit The Cut Bar's website.

In the press

"Tag wrestling in three languages: The Events stages a remarkable theatrical coup" in The Guardian

The Events
takes the number one spot in the Guardian's top ten theatre of 2013 

“What do we do about evil?” Playwright David Greig and director Ramin Gray talk to the Telegraph 

David Greig and Ramin Gray discuss the inspiration for The Events with The Herald 

Direction Ramin Gray
Design Chloe Lamford
Light Charles Balfour
Sound Alex Caplen
Composer John Browne

Derbhle Crotty 
Clifford Samuel 

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