Mon - Sat: 7.30pm
Wed & Sat matinees: 2.30pm
Socially distanced performances:
Wed 4 Aug, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Thu 5 Aug, 7.30pm (Captioned performance)
Wed 11 Aug, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Tue 17 Aug, 7.30pm (Relaxed performance)
Wed 18 Aug, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Thu 19 Aug, 7.30pm (Audio Described performance)
£10, £20, £32, £43
Previews: (24 - 29 Jul) £10, £15, £20, £25
Two actors, a hundred characters, and a 4,000-year-old tale about the strength of the human spirit.
Follow the adventures of the Warrior King, Sinuhe, in Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri’s bold new adaptation of one of the world’s first known stories, written over 4,000 years ago.
Forced to flee Egypt, Sinuhe is captured as a prisoner of war by the foreign Kingdom of Retenu. Stripped of status and tormented by memories, it is going to take all of Sinuhe’s will to survive as a stranger in an unknown land. But can Sinuhe transcend the mysterious powers of Egypt and the tribulations of exile?
Vividly brought to life with design by acclaimed architect Sir David Adjaye, Changing Destiny is directed by Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah.
Across the performance run, cast members Joan Iyiola and Ashley Zhangazha will share the role of Sinuhe, with a game played on stage at the start of each performance to decide who will play the role. Changing Destiny will be the first production to be broadcast on Best Seat in Your House, the Young Vic's multi-camera streaming platform. For more information about Best Seat in Your House click here.
This show contains acts of mild violence (stylised), including the use of weapons on stage, as well as loud music, sudden loud noises, light haze, and an instance of quick flashing lights.
Free Changing Destiny programme
Check out our digital programme for Changing Destiny which is full of behind the scenes photos and videos!
Photographs by Marc Brenner
Writer Ben Okri
Director Kwame Kwei-Armah
Set & Costume Design Sir David Adjaye and Adjaye Associates
Lighting Designer Jackie Shemesh
Sound Designer and Musical Director XANA
Projection Designer Duncan McLean
Composer Tunde Jegede
Movement Director Rachael Nanyonjo
Voice and Dialect Coach Hazel Holder
Fight Director Yarit Dor
Jerwood Assistant Director Khadifa Wong
Boris Karloff Foundation Trainee Assistant Director Xanthus
With Joan Iyiola and Ashley Zhangazha
Captioned performance: Thu 5 Aug, 7.30pm
Relaxed performance: Tue 17 Aug, 7.30pm
Audio Described performance: Thu 19 Aug, 7.30pm