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A series of 9 TV screens stacked in columns of 3 show a person's face with different expressions on a blue background. In front of the TV screens stands a person with shoulder length curly hair wearing a yellow blouse turning over their left shoulder to look towards the camera.

A Face in the Crowd

Music and lyrics by Elvis Costello and Book by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah
Based on the original story and screenplay by Budd Schulberg and the Warner Bros. film

Mon-Sat, 7.30pm
Wed & Sat matinees, 2.30pm

Previews: Tue 10 - Mon 16 Sep

Main House

'You gotta keep him here, Miss Jeffries. He’s the goose who laid the golden egg.'

When local radio producer Marcia Jeffries interviews drunk drifter “Lonesome Rhodes” in his jail cell, she immediately sees his potential and gives him a slot on her show. But as Lonesome's fans grow more clamorous and the politicians start taking notice, Marcia realises she has unleashed a force she can no longer control. 

Featuring original songs by Grammy Award-winner Elvis Costello and starring Ramin Karimloo (Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables) and Anoushka Lucas (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!), A Face in the Crowd highlights the dangers of elevating celebrities to positions of unchecked power. Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah directs the world premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s (Eurydice, The Clean House) adaptation of the Hollywood classic, with design by Anna Fleischle

Design by Émilie Chen. Photography by Virginie Khateeb.

Music and Lyrics by Elvis Costello
Book by Sarah Ruhl 
Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah
Designer Anna Fleischle
Lighting Designer Jackie Shemesh
Musical Supervisor and Musical Director Phil Bateman
Sound Designer Emma Laxton
Choreographer Lizzi Gee
Casting Director Heather Basten CDG

Based on the original story and screenplay by Budd Schulberg and the Warner Bros. film

With Ramin Karimloo and Anoushka Lucas.

Further creatives and full cast to be announced.

BSL Performance: Tue 15 Oct, 7.30pm 
Captioned Performances: Thu 26 Sep, 7.30pm & Sat 5 Oct, 2.30pm 
Relaxed Performances: Sat 19 Oct, 2.30pm & Thu 24 Oct, 7.30pm 
Sensory Adapted Performance: Thu 10 Oct, 7.30pm
Audio Described Performances: Tues 1 Oct, 7.30pm & Sat 26 Oct, 2.30pm. Free touch tours are available to book on these dates from 1pm for matinees and 6pm for evening performances.

Audio Described by Eleanor Margolies & Miranda Yates
Captioned by Miranda Yates
BSL Interpreter Sumayya Si-Tayeb

Access concession tickets and seats reserved for accessible performances are now available to book online. Click here for more information about booking access tickets online.

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