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Kwame Kwei-Armah announces £5 Young Vic seats, new programme

DIRECTOR: Kwame Kwei-Armah has revealed details of the Young Vic theatre's new programme

KWAME KWEI-ARMAH, the Young Vic’s new artistic director, has announced details of his first season at the theatre.

His inaugural season at the Young Vic, which began as an offshoot of the Old Vic, will kick off with a musical version of Twelfth Night in the theatre’s main house. Kwei-Armah co-directs the adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play, which the Young Vic describes as “Shakespeare meets his match as brass bands and Beyoncé weave through this enchanting musical adaptation”.

Kwei-Armah said: “Beyond proud (and maybe a little scared) to have announced my first season Young Vic theatre this morning, kicking off with Twelfth Night. Come we go!”

Kwei-Armah has also revealed that £5 tickets will be available for the first preview performance of every show held in the theatre’s main house.

PICTURED: Kwame Kwei-Armah on his first day at the Young Vic

In addition to Twelfth Night, a production of The Convert, a play written by The Walking Dead and Black Panther actress, Danai Gurira, will also feature as part of the Kwei-Armah’s first season.

The former actor took and playwright was appointed as the London theatre’s artistic director in February, making him one of only four black or Asian artistic directors of major UK theatres.

The 51-year-old returned his role in the US as the director of Baltimore’s Center Stage to take up the position at the Young Vic.

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