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At the front, a woman stands looking at the camera. Behind her and to the right, a man stands looking at her. At the back, a younger man is just visible, almost out of focus.

Further than the Furthest Thing

Written by Zinnie Harris
Directed by Jennifer Tang

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

Previews: Thu 9 - Wed 15 Mar
Press night: Thu 16 Mar, 7pm

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“Magical and memorable”
The Times

“A fascinating exploration of the tides of change"
Evening Standard

“Has a breathtaking, watery beauty” 
The Guardian 

"Surprise is as come from the H‘outside world"

On a remote volcanic island in the middle of the Atlantic, a community has lived undisturbed for centuries, defying the swirling currents of modernity and capitalism. Cut off and exposed to the elements, their survival has created a complex bind with their land. But when one of the inhabitants brings an outsider to the island, their way of life is changed forever.

Based on real events on the island of Tristan da Cunha, Jennifer Tang’s visionary interpretation of Zinnie Harris’s award-winning modern classic is a story of a community haunted by its past and under threat from a modern world in crisis.

  • Show Warnings


    This show contains strong language, xenophobia, and depictions of pregnancy and infanticide. The show contains references to sexual violence, mental illness, self-harm and death. There is use of haze and loud sounds as well as flashing lights.

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    Save when you book for 3 or more of our upcoming shows, including Beneatha’s PlaceSundown Kiki Reloadeduntitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play and Further than the Furthest Thing. Young Vic Friends or Good Friends save 20% and non-members save 15%.If you’ve already booked tickets for Further than the Furthest Thing, you can save 20% as a Friend or 15% as a non-member if you book for 2 other shows.

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  • Running Time


    Approx. 2 hours and 35 mins (including interval) 

  • Pre-Show Information

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The Genesis Fellowship is a two-year full-time position within the Young Vic team, offering a freelance director or theatre maker the opportunity to contribute creatively and strategically to a major arts organisation while exploring their practice by making work for our stages. The Genesis Fellowship is made possible by the Genesis Foundation.
Jennifer Tang is the 2021-22 Genesis Fellow / Associate Director. Further than the Furthest Thing is the culmination of Jennifer’s Genesis Fellowship.
Artwork concept by Emilie Chen. Photography by Maria Lax. Production photography by Marc Brenner

Writer Zinnie Harris
Director Jennifer Tang
Designer Soutra Gilmour
Lighting Designer Prema Mehta
Video Designer Ian William Galloway
Sound Designer George Dennis
Composer Ruth Chan
Movement Director Ingrid Mackinnon
Voice and Dialect Coach Victoria Woodward
Musical Director Michael Henry
Illusions Designer John Bulleid
Casting Director Charlotte Sutton CDG
R&D Voice and Dialect Coach Emma Woodvine
Assistant Director Tian Brown-Sampson
Trainee Assistant Director Ozioma Ihesiene
Production Dramatherapist Wabriya King

With Gerald Kyd, Archie Madekwe, Cyril Nri, Kirsty Rider, Jenna Russell, and Shapla Salique

BSL Performance: Fri 31 Mar, 7:30pm
Socially Distanced Performance: Tue 4 Apr, 7:30pm 
Relaxed Performance: Wed 5 Apr, 7.30pm and Sat 8 Apr, 2.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Tue 11 Apr, 7.30pm
Captioned Performance: Thu 13 Apr, 7.30pm

BSL Interpreter Jacqui Beckford
Audio Described by Eleanor Margolies and Miranda Yates
Captioned by Miranda Yates

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