A Face in the Crowd
Wed & Sat matinees, 2.30pm
Previews: Tue 10 - Mon 16 Sep
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, 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.
Design by Émilie Chen.
Music and lyrics by Elvis Costello and Book by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah
Based on an original story by Budd Schulberg and the Warner Bros Film
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
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