in a word
Monday – Saturday: 7:45pm
Matinees: Wed 30 Oct & Sat 2 Nov: 2:45pm
£17, unreserved seating
Today is the two-year anniversary of Fiona’s son’s disappearance, and still nothing makes sense to her. Not her blasé husband, the incompetent detective, nor the neighbourhood kidnapper who keeps introducing himself in the checkout line. As Fiona delves back into her memories of that fateful day, to uncover that crucial missing piece, grief and comedy collide, and ordinary turns of phrase take on dangerous new meanings.
Dadiow Lin, Genesis Future Directors Award recipient, directs Lauren Yee’s critically acclaimed in a word. Yee was the winner of the 2016 Francesca Primus Prize for in a word, a prize awarded annually to an emerging female playwright.
Established in 2012, the Genesis Future Directors Award was created to nurture emerging directors by providing them with an opportunity to explore and develop their craft while creating their first fully resourced production at the Young Vic. The Award will provide Lin with mentoring and support from the theatre’s unique creative network, which includes Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, Genesis Fellow Nadia Latif, Production Producer Holly Aston and Associate Artistic Director Sue Emmas.
The theme of art & faith increasingly characterises aspects of the Foundation’s work with choral commissions including James MacMillan’s Stabat mater and the sponsorship of the British Museum’s Living with the Gods exhibition.
For more information, please visit www.genesisfoundation.org.uk
Director Dadiow Lin
Designer Naomi Kuyck Cohen
LX Josh Gadsby
Sound Max Perryment
Casting Isabella Oddofin
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