Jane Horrocks to star in new season at Young Vic

87317The Young Vic has announced four new productions for 2016, including If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me starring Jane Horrocks and featuring the music of ‘new wave’ artists, choreographed and directed by Aletta Collins, which runs from 10 March – 16 April 2016.

Matthew Xia will direct a new production of Joe Penhall’s award-winning Blue/Orange – which premiered at the National Theatre in 2000, starring Bill Nighy, Andrew Lincoln and Chiwetel Ejiofor – from 12 May – 18 June 2016.

Simon Stone – whose The Wild Duck played the Barbican last year – writes and directs a new version of Lorca’s Yerma from 29 July – 10 September, his first original work in the UK.

The season also sees the premiere of Cuttin’ It, a double award-winning play by Charlene James focusing on female genital mutilation, directed by Gbolahan Obisesan from 20 May – 11 June.

Artistic director David Lan said:

“The great Jane Horrocks is one of our closest friends and colleagues. In If You Kiss Me, Kiss Me Jane and Aletta Collins create a new kind of show. Part dance piece, part gig – a live band, brilliant dancers and Jane’s unique take on many of your favourite new wave anthems…”

These productions join two previously announced shows; Peter Brook revisiting The Mahabharata and a stage adaptation of Eimear McBride’s A Girl is a Half-formed Thing.

Tickets for the 2016 season go on sale to Friends of the Young Vic at 10.00am today. Public booking opens Wednesday 7 October at 10.00am.