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We're celebrating 25 years of Taking Part with a joyous season of work created with our local communities. Find out more.

YV Unpacked: I Wonder If... From 24th - 29th October. Image description: A purple-hued right profile of a dark-skinned women with short hair is overlaid by a blue-hued right profile of a dark-skinned man. Where their faces overlap, the colours blend from iridescent blue to fuchsia pink. The background is a summer sunset. A white stamp with the words 'Young Vic Taking Part' with the number 25 above in the bottom right.
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YV Unpacked: I Wonder If …

Devised by the Company
Directed by Daniel Bailey

Tue - Sat, 7.30pm

Wed & Sat matinees, 2.30pm

The Maria Studio

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Two people meet. The rest is infinite.

She’s moving to Birmingham and he’s from London. They end up at the same party. We think we know how this story ends. But what happens next in this story will be shaped by the choices they make in each moment. 

As their growing friendship is steered by the changing beat of the drum, they’ll wrestle with which version of themselves they choose to be and the possible futures they could share. 

Fusing dance, music and dialogue to explore the complex beauty of human relationships, I Wonder If… is a dazzling new play directed by Daniel Bailey (Red Pitch) and devised by the Company

YV Unpacked was established in 2018 by Kwame Kwei-Armah, developed with the intention of reaching audiences who may find it more difficult to access theatre by taking professional work to them. Following the success of three YV Unpacked tours – Spring Awakening, She Ventures, He Wins and Love Reign which were performed in community venues across Lambeth and Southwark including prisons, schools, care homes, homeless shelters and rehabilitation centres – Taking Part will tour I Wonder If… to similar locations in local boroughs where theatre is not usually performed.

On tour to community venues in Lambeth and Southwark 10 – 21 Oct. The Maria, 24 – 29 Oct

 

  • Show Warnings

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    The show contains strong language, loud live music and themes of domestic violence and harassment – with specific reference to stalking. The show also contains scenes of actors fighting and, at times, encourages audience participation. 

  • Running Time

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    Approx. 55 mins (no interval)

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  • Pre-Show Information (PDF Version)

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Artwork by Feast Creative
Rehearsal photography by Aaron Imuere

Devised by the company
Director Daniel Bailey 
Trainee Assistant Director Sahana Rackal
Movement Director Ricardo Da Silva
Co-Producer & Dramaturg Shereen Jasmin Phillips
Co-Producer Alisha Artry 
Production Manager James Dawson 
Design Consultant QianEr Jin
Company Stage Manager Sylvia Darkwa-Ohemeng
Deputy Stage Manager Emily Behague
Actor/Musician & Musical Director/Composer Shakira Stellar
Sound Operator Lateef Salvador Oshinowo

With Danielle KassaratéJohn Rwothomack and Shakira Stellar

BSL Performance: Fri 28 Oct, 7.30pm

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