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A man's body in jeans with a white singled and the american flag streaming out of his jeans
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Vernon God Little

By DBC Pierre
Adapted by Tanya Ronder
Direction Rufus Norris

Please note that this production has now closed

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★  ‘Very clever... brilliantly funny... with terrific wit and flair. Go.' The Independent

★ ★ ★ ★  ‘Biliously funny… a helter-skelter portrait of a crazy world.' The Guardian

★ ★ ★ ★  ‘A rhinestone-studded live soundtrack that mashes hip hop, rockabilly, gospel and guitar.’  Metro

★ ★ ★ ★  ‘Turbo-charged… fizzing with helter-skelter energy.' Time Out

★ ★ ★ ★  ‘A Young Vic classic… the audience goes absolutely wild.’  WhatsOnStage

‘A roaring, rattling tale… a hell of a production.' The Times

DBC PIERRE’S SUPERBLY DARK, RIOTOUSLY FUNNY, FAST-TALKING ADVENTURE HITS THE STAGE RUNNING ONCE AGAIN!

Vernon’s best friend has just massacred his school class before lunch and then shot himself. Everyone is looking for someone to blame – and they’re pointing the finger at Vernon!

Hapless, cynical and gloriously unlucky, Vernon makes a desperate escape to Mexico. As the cowboy music starts to play, the absurdities of life just keep on coming…

Bigger and bolder than ever, this thrilling updated version of the Young Vic’s smash hit features a rollicking soundtrack of quintessential American hits, including songs by the legendary Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and more.

Cast and Creatives

Direction Rufus Norris | Set Design Ian MacNeil | Costumes Nicky Gillibrand | Music Direction / Arrangement Phil Bateman | Light Paule Constable with Jane Dutton | Sound Rich Walsh | Show MD Duncan Wisbey | Choreography Lizzi Gee | Casting Maggie Lunn | Dialect Michaela Kennen | Assistant Direction Rikki Henry 

With Luke Brady, Clare Burt, Daniel Cerqueira, Peter De Jersey, Joseph Drake, Johnnie Fiori, Lily James, Penny Layden, Nathan Osgood, Duncan Wisbey 

Direction Rufus Norris 

Set Design Ian MacNeil 

Costumes Nicky Gillibrand 

Music Direction / Arrangement Phil Bateman 

Light Paule Constable with Jane Dutton 

Sound Rich Walsh | Show MD Duncan Wisbey 

Choreography Lizzi Gee 

Casting Maggie Lunn 

Dialect Michaela Kennen 

Assistant Direction Rikki Henry 

With

Luke Brady, Clare Burt, Daniel Cerqueira, Peter De Jersey, Joseph Drake, Johnnie Fiori, Lily James, Penny Layden, Nathan Osgood, Duncan Wisbey 

Read The Guardian's Portrait of the artist: DBC Pierre.

Jasper Rees interviews writer DBC Pierre for The Arts Desk.

DBC Pierre talks to The Times about a life in writing and seeing his Man Booker Prize-winning novel come to stage. (Log in required)

i-D Magazine speaks to Joseph Drake about Vernon God Little.

Rufus Norris talks to The Observer about the best performance he's ever seen.