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Two young boys under the water smiling, holding each other tightly

The Brothers Size

by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Direction Bijan Sheibani

A Young Vic and Actors Touring Company production

Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm 
(except 26 Jan)

Wednesday & Saturday matinees: 2.30pm 
(except 20th Jan, 24th Jan, 27th Jan)

Running time: 90 minutes with no interval

£10, £20, £29, £38

Previews: (19 - 25 Jan) £10 - £20

Main House

★★★★★ "A magical portrait of southern masculinity The Guardian

★★★★★ “Bijan Sheibani’s electric, superbly acted revival is magical”  The Financial Times

★★★★ "Tremendous acting... this is pure theatre"  The Times

★★★★ "Urgently rhythmic with vivid physicality"  The Evening Standard

★★★★ "Immaculate, operatic and primal"  Time Out

From the writer of Moonlight, the 2017 Academy Award winner for Best Picture, ritual and reality intertwine in this darkly sparkling, brilliant play.

After a spell in prison, two African-American brothers reunite through Yoruba mythology and live music.

Bijan Sheibani directs this long-awaited revival of a deeply moving fable about the bonds between men.

★★★★★ "Haunting, poetic and beautiful"  WhatsOnStage

Cast and Creatives

Direction Bijan Sheibani | Design Patrick Burnier | Light Mike Gunning | Sound Manuel Pinheiro | Movement Aline David | Vocal Musical Director Michael Henry | Casting Amy Ball CDG

With Jonathan Ajayi, Sope Dirisu, Manuel PinheiroAnthony Welsh

Tarell Alvin McCraney on our Off Book Podcast

Direction Bijan Sheibani

Design Patrick Burnier

Light Mike Gunning

Sound Manuel Pinheiro

Movement Aline David

Vocal Musical Director Michael Henry

Casting Amy Ball CDG


Jonathan Ajayi, Sope Dirisu, Manuel Pinheiro, Anthony Welsh

Tarell Alvin McCraney spoke to Huck about The Brothers Size, Moonlight's Oscar and the struggle of taking on injustice with art. Read it here.

"The feeling of nowness is more powerful than nostalgia" Read Tarell Alvin McCraney's interview with the BBC here.

Tarell Alvin McCraney reflects on the period in his life that led to both Moonlight and The Brothers Size. Read it here on Time Out.

Anthony Welsh tells What's On Stage about his career and returning to his role The Brothers Size ten years on. Read it here.

Did you know Tarell Alvin McCraney wrote Moonlight and The Brothers Size within weeks of each other? Read all about here on The Times.

Tarell Alvin McCraney shares his cultural highlights (including his love of Yul Brynner gifs) with The Observer. Read them here.

Actor Sope Dirisu tells Theatre.London about starring in The Brothers Size, by the writer of Oscar-winning Moonlight, and how social media launched his acting career. Read it here

Sope Dirisu, Jonathan Ajayi and Anthony Welsh will star in The Brothers Size. Read more on What's On Stage

A revival of a decade-old work by the Academy Award-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight) is part of the Young Vic's 2017/18 season. Read more on The New York Times

The Young Vic's 2017/18 season includes a revival of Academy Award-winner Tarell Alvin McCraney's first play The Brothers Size. Read more on What's On Stage

The Brothers Size, by the writer of the Oscar-winning film Moonlight, returns to the Young Vic’s Main House. Read more on The Stage

The 2017/18 season at the Young Vic has been announced and includes The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Read more on The Evening Standard

Captioned performance 8 Feb, 7.30pm

Audio described performance 6 Feb, 7.30pm

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