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Young Vic theatre reveals new season plans

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David Lan, artistic director of Waterloo's Young Vic theatre, has announced the venue's autumn season of productions.

It's the second season to be staged in the Young Vic's award-winning new building which opened in October 2006.

Meanwhile the current production of Vernon God Little has been extended till Saturday 23 June.

"One of the joys of reopening the building has been the way in which we've re-established our very deep links [with the local community]," says David Lan. "To some extent they were never broken ... but there's nothing like actually being home."

He added: "I think – to our good fortune – our neighbours still feel that this is their theatre, and that is one of the reasons why we have to keep the ticket prices really low".

The new season opens with a community production – Ma vie en rose – for which local residents are currently being urged to sign up.

To join taster workshops on Tuesday 29 May or Friday 1 June to find out about getting involved in Ma vie en rose call 020 7922 2861 to book your place.

In September Olivier-nominated Matthew Dunster directs a long-awaited revival of Carson McCullers' modern classic The Member of the Wedding.

Showing concurrently in the smaller Maria theatre, Peter Brook will direct Fragments, five little known short plays by Samuel Beckett.

At the end of October a company of Rwandan actors will perform Weiss' searing play about Auschwitz – The Investigation.

Tarell Alvin McCraney's debut The Brothers Size – directed by Bijan Sheibani – comes to the Maria in November.

At Christmas South Africa swings onto the Young Vic stage with The Magic Flute Impempe Yomingo and A Christmas Carol Ikrismas Kherol.

Booking for the new season opens on 1 June.

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