Wings at the Young Vic


  • Young Vic Company

Project summary

The Young Vic has a reputation for creating ground-breaking shows with the most talented artists. We keep ticket prices low and give 10 per cent away for free to non-traditional theatre audiences. This gives us one of the most exciting, diverse and young audiences in the country. In autumn 2017, director Natalie Abrahami will stage Arthur Kopit’s Wings with Juliet Stevenson playing the lead role of a woman experiencing the aftermath of a debilitating stroke. We will work with neurologist Dr Paul Jarman and stroke patients, and the show will reach a large and diverse audience.

Alongside the run of 45 performances in September and October 2017, we will have a programme of activities that will widen Wings’ reach and impact, including three post-show talks, four in-school and two on-stage workshops and a funded ticket scheme. We will also put on a community show inspired by Wings working with adults experiencing dementia or neurological disorders. This will be performed at the Young Vic, in care homes and medical centres.