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Further than the Furthest Thing, From 9th March to 29th April 2023. A blue-hued side view of a woman with curly hair looking up, with an overlaid image of a person in a boat rowing towards an island.

Further than the Furthest Thing

Written by Zinnie Harris
Directed by Jennifer Tang

Mon - Sat, 7.30pm
Wed & Sat matinees, 2.30pm

Previews: Thu 9 - Wed 15 Mar

Main House

"Surprise is as come from the H‘outside world”

On a remote volcanic island in the middle of the Atlantic, a community has lived undisturbed for centuries, defying the swirling currents of modernity and capitalism. Cut off and exposed to the elements, their survival has created a complex bind with their land. But when one of the inhabitants brings an outsider to the island, their way of life is changed forever.

Based on real events on the island of Tristan da Cunha, Jennifer Tang’s visionary interpretation of Zinnie Harris’s Award-winning modern classic is a story of a community haunted by its past and under threat from a modern world in crisis.

  • Show Warnings


    This show contains strong language, themes of climate displacement and xenophobia, and depictions of pregnancy and infant homicide. The show contains references to sexual violence, mental illness, death and implied suicide, and has moments of loud music.

The Genesis Fellowship is a two-year full-time position within the Young Vic team, offering a freelance director or theatre maker the opportunity to contribute creatively and strategically to a major arts organisation while exploring their practice by making work for our stages. The Genesis Fellowship is made possible by the Genesis Foundation.
Jennifer Tang is the 2021-22 Genesis Fellow / Associate Director. Further than the Furthest Thing is the culmination of Jennifer’s Genesis Fellowship.
Artwork concept by Emilie Chen


Writer Zinnie Harris
Director Jennifer Tang
Designer Soutra Gilmour
Lighting Designer Prema Mehta
Video Designer Ian William Galloway
Sound Designer George Dennis
Composer Ruth Chan
Movement Director Ingrid Mackinnon
Voice and Dialect Coach Victoria Woodward
Musical Director Michael Henry
Illusions Designer John Bulleid
Casting Director Charlotte Sutton CDG
R&D Voice and Dialect Coach Emma Woodvine
Assistant Director Tian Brown-Sampson
Trainee Assistant Director Ozioma Ihesiene

With Gerald Kyd, Archie Madekwe, Cyril Nri, Kirsty Rider, Jenna Russell, and Shapla Salique

BSL Performance: Fri 31 Mar, 7:30pm
Socially Distanced Performance: Tue 4 Apr, 7:30pm 
Relaxed Performance: Wed 5 Apr, 7.30pm and Sat 8 Apr, 2.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Tue 11 Apr, 7.30pm
Captioned Performance: Thu 13 Apr, 7.30pm

BSL Interpreter Jacqui Beckford
Audio Described by Eleanor Margolies
Captioned by Miranda Yates

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