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Young Vic prepares to return to The Cut

The rebuilt Young Vic Theatre on The Cut is to open in October with a community production of Tobias and the Angel.

David Lan (left) with members of Young Vic Company
David Lan (left) with members of the Young Vic Company announcing the new season

Artistic Director David Lan, speaking at the Young Vic's new building in The Cut, announced that the theatre will open "on October 11 at 7.30pm".

Tobias and the Angel was staged at the nearby church of St John's Waterloo just after the Young Vic building had been handed over to the builders two years ago. This time it will be in the main theatre but again singers of all ages will be drawn from SE1.

The Christmas show will for the first time be a musical. The Enchanted Pig is a Romanian folk tale and will be a world première

In the New Year David Lan will direct the little seen restoration comedy The Soldiers' Fortune.

Also present for the programme announcement was Rory Bremner who later in 2007 is to direct one of four short plays by Bertolt Brecht.

Young Vic Associate Director Rufus Norris is working on the première of a new adaptation of the 2004 Booker Prize winner Vernon God Little.

Future plans include two new community productions involving SE1 residents.

Ticket prices will be 9 for under 26s who book online and 10% of all seats will be reserved for local residents.

The press conference, said David Lan, was the first event in the 160 seat Maria theatre which is one of the three performance areas within the new Young Vic.

"We can't wait to get home. We look forward to welcoming you to your Young Vic."

The theatre café is to be called The Cut Bar & Restaurant with food and drink by Hampstead's Holly Bush pub. There will be two levels, and a summer terrace, open from breakfast to dinner.

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