The Old Vic’s New Artistic Director Matthew Warchus announces 2015/16 Season


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The Old Vic’s New Artistic Director Matthew Warchus announces 2015/16 Season

The Old Vic New SeasonThe Old Vic much-anticipated season runs from 1st September 2015 with tickets from £35*. Book now to avoid disappointment.

After 25 years of freelance directing I unexpectedly find myself running my favourite theatre in the world. My first season demonstrates our aim to present more productions per year, of wide-ranging work, in a ‘something for everyone’ approach which reflects my own eclectic tastes and love of this unique and uplifting art form. When Lilian Baylis ran The Old Vic she kept a sign over her desk which read “Dare, always dare!” Taking my cue from her, my goal is to programme invigorating seasons which are, by turns, surprising, smart, adventurous and fun. Come and join in.” Matthew Warchus, Artistic Director

Future Conditional 1 Sep – 3 Oct 2015
Kicking off the season, a bracingly topical and boisterously funny new play, Future Conditional by Tamsin Oglesby, starring Rob Brydon and a cast of 23 young performers.

The Hairy Ape 17 Oct – 21 Nov 2015
Nobel prize-winning Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape follows in October. This iconic piece of American drama is brought to The Old Vic’s stage by a visionary of British theatre, Richard Jones.

The Lorax 2 Dec 2015 – 16 Jan 2016
Inspired by Dr. Seuss’s classic tale, The Lorax tells of a moustachioed and cantankerous critter who’s on a mission to protect the earth from the greedy, tree-chopping, Thneed-knitting businessman known only as The Once-ler

Also coming in 2016, Ibsen‘s The Master Builder starring Ralph Fiennes; Jekyll & Hyde, a new dance thriller by Drew McOnie; The Caretaker by Harold Pinter starringTimothy SpallGroundhog Day with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and book byDanny Rubin.

Book tickets for Old Vic Season

TUESDAY 12TH MAY 2015