WILD SWANS

A Young Vic / American Repertory Theater / Actors Touring Company co-production

Written by: Jung Chang; Adapted by: Alexandra Wood
Directed by: Sacha Wares
Venue: Young Vic
13th of April 2012 — 13th of May 2012

★★★★★

‘Jaw dropping visuals... a feast for the eyes... a triumph.'
Daily Express

★★★★
‘I can't tell you how enormously refreshing - and vitally important - this evening is... superb.'
The Daily Telegraph

★★★★
‘The genius of Miriam Buether's design... the stunning video work of Wang GongXin... the astonishing visuals will stay in the memory.'
The Guardian

★★★★
‘Alexandra Wood's adaptation, vividly directed by Sacha Wares, captures [the book's] indomitable personal spirit... Unforgettable.'
Time Out

★★★★
‘Powerful, gripping... stunningly well staged.'
The Independent 

★★★★
‘Beautiful...the design is truly amazing. This brilliant stage adaptation proves a wonderful way of launching World Stages London.’
What's On Stage

Through the eyes of one fiercely courageous family, Wild Swans takes us on a journey from the early days of Communist hope and struggle, through the chaos and confusion of Mao’s Cultural Revolution to the birth of a superpower.

An astonishing human story, Wild Swans has sold 13 million copies in 36 languages, making it the best-selling  non-fiction book in British publishing history.

This first ever stage version brings together Jung Chang with playwright Alexandra Wood, director Sacha Wares, set designer Miriam Buether and Beijing video artist Wang GongXin.

‘A visually stunning spectacle’
Boston Metro on the show

‘Extraordinary... a masterpiece.’
Sunday Telegraph on the book

To receive a 10% discount when you book for more than one show in World Stages London, click MULTI-BUY. To book with best availability for this show only, click BOOK.
Angletix booking no: 0844 412 4314

Full description

★★★★★

‘Jaw dropping visuals... a feast for the eyes... a triumph.'
Daily Express

★★★★
‘I can't tell you how enormously refreshing - and vitally important - this evening is... superb.'
The Daily Telegraph

★★★★
‘The genius of Miriam Buether's design... the stunning video work of Wang GongXin... the astonishing visuals will stay in the memory.'
The Guardian

★★★★
‘Alexandra Wood's adaptation, vividly directed by Sacha Wares, captures [the book's] indomitable personal spirit... Unforgettable.'
Time Out

★★★★
‘Powerful, gripping... stunningly well staged.'
The Independent 

★★★★
‘Beautiful...the design is truly amazing. This brilliant stage adaptation proves a wonderful way of launching World Stages London.’
What's On Stage

Through the eyes of one fiercely courageous family, Wild Swans takes us on a journey from the early days of Communist hope and struggle, through the chaos and confusion of Mao’s Cultural Revolution to the birth of a superpower.

An astonishing human story, Wild Swans has sold 13 million copies in 36 languages, making it the best-selling  non-fiction book in British publishing history.

This first ever stage version brings together Jung Chang with playwright Alexandra Wood, director Sacha Wares, set designer Miriam Buether and Beijing video artist Wang GongXin.

‘A visually stunning spectacle’
Boston Metro on the show

‘Extraordinary... a masterpiece.’
Sunday Telegraph on the book

To receive a 10% discount when you book for more than one show in World Stages London, click MULTI-BUY. To book with best availability for this show only, click BOOK.
Angletix booking no: 0844 412 4314

Creatives

Set Miriam Buether
Costume Tom Rand
Light D M Wood
Sound Gareth Fry
Video Wang GongXin
Choreography Leon Baugh
Projection design Tim Reid
Puppet design Michael Fowkes
Music Joanna Zenghui Qiu
UK Casting Julia Horan CDG
US Casting Zoe Rotter

Cast

Oliver Biles, Eric Chan, Annie Chang, Ka-Ling Cheung, Victor Chi, Celeste Den, Joanne Fong, Jon Kit Lee, Orion Lee, Katie Leung, Jennifer Lim, Les J N Mau, Ron Nakahara, Zenghui Qiu, Julyana Soelistyo

Partners (funders, sponsors, co-commissioners)

Partners
A Young Vic / American Repertory Theater / Actors Touring Company co-production

Funders
Arts Council
Bloomberg
Esmee Fairbairn
Foyle Foundation
JP Morgan
Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Contact / follow Young Vic

www.youngvic.org/whats-on/wild-swans

Show Times

13 April - 13 May

Pre & after show talks

Wild Swans
Young Vic

1st of May 2012, 9pm
Post-performance discussion: A journey from book to stage

Artists involved in the project including Alexandra Wood (stage adaptation) and Sacha Wares (direction) discuss the journey from the book to the stage. Chaired by David Lan (Young Vic artistic director).

Free

10th of May 2012, 9pm
Post-performance Q&A with the cast

Join the cast for a post-show discussion.

Free

Ticket prices –

Prices: 29.50, £25, £17.50, £10. Previews: £17.50

Seating capacity + seating plan. Watch this space for more info

Running time and intervals(s)
Watch this space for more info

To receive a 10% discount when you book for more than one show in World Stages London, click MULTI-BUY. To book with best availability for this show only, click BOOK.

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Supported by Arts Council London