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Five ways to get your Young Vic fix

By youngviclondon 29 May 2020

Young Vic Theatre exterior

 

Our building may be closed, but there's still plenty of ways to get your Young Vic fix. 

1. Off Book Podcast

The Young Vic theatre's podcast series, Off Book, features interviews with many of the exciting artists who have visited our theatre. Our conversations bring to light people's first experiences with the arts and theatre, how their background has informed the work they produce today and how they have developed throughout their career.

 

2. My England

A series of short films exploring what it means to be English today. Fourteen theatre makers from across England were each commissioned to write a monologue about what Englishness means to them now. Seven of the monologues were filmed on location in the regions the writers are from, including Coventry, Halifax, Luton, the Peak District, Plymouth, Middlesbrough and London. The other seven films were filmed at the Young Vic over the course of a single day, performed by people from our local neighbourhood, in collaboration with the Young Vic’s Taking Part department.

3. The 8 Club

Settle in for an evening with The 8 Club and watch what happens when taboos are lifted and real talk begins.

Does being masculine mean you can’t be emotional? Does porn affect our sexual expectations? How much does money really matter in relationships? Why is there a stigma about seeking help as a man?

Mental health, sex, money, power: author and poet JJ Bola and broadcaster Julie Adenuga host some candid group discussions exploring ideas around masculinity, and some of the issues facing contemporary generations.

4. The Departure: a short film starring Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson resumes her role as Blanche DuBois in The Departure, a prequel to Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire, inspired by our acclaimed production in 2014.

The film takes place in the days before Blanche arrives at her sister Stella's home.

The Departure is directed by Gillian Anderson and written by Andrew O'Hagan.

5. The Genesis Podcast Series: Kwame Kwei-Armah in conversation with Sir David Adjaye

In the lead up to its 20th anniversary in 2021, the Genesis Foundation launched the Genesis Podcast Series: twenty podcasts with leading figures from the arts and cultural worlds, providing thought-provoking insights and meaningful discussions on key issues of our time. The Genesis Podcast Series is presented and produced by broadcaster James Jolly.

Listen to the sixth episode of the series with our Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah in conversation with Sir David Adjaye, discussing the importance of reinvention to build the art of tomorrow, and knowing where you come from to know where to go next.