The Young Vic's 40th season opens with explosive energy as one hundred performers take to the stage for the UK premiere of this vibrant musical by the composer of Hair. The Opera Group, Young Vic and Watford Palace Theatre reunite after their Evening Standard Award-winning collaboration Street Scene.
John Fulljames (The Enchanted Pig; Tobias and the Angel; Street Scene, all at the Young Vic) and musical director Phil Bateman (Hello Dolly, Regents Park; Billy Elliot the Musical, West End) direct a professional cast and eighty community performers in this 1970’s Public Theatre hit.
A small town in southern California during World War Two. Young Homer is a telegram delivery boy carrying messages of love, joy and the sorrows of war. His mother prays for the safe return of his brother from the front line. His sister dreams that she too could fight for her country.
With a score of swing, gospel, folk and pop The Human Comedy is a timeless tale of heroism that celebrates the healing power of community and the unifying spirit of song.