Song from Far Away

(Premiere 2015)
DIRECTOR Ivo van Hove
DESIGNER Jan Versweyveld
THEATRE Young Vic
DESCRIPTION
Ivo van Hove returns to the Young Vic following his sensational A View from the Bridge. A UK premiere written by Olivier Award-winner Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, A Doll’s House) with music by singer/songwriter Mark Eitzel.
WTDir RATING:

Country: United Kingdom

Runtime: 75 min

CAST (ACTORS | DANCERS | SINGERS)

Actor

Creatives

Director | Ivo van Hove
Playwright | Simon Stephens
Playwright | Mark Eitzel
Designer | Jan Versweyveld
Lighting Designer | Jan Versweyveld
Dramaturg | Bart Van den Eynde
Music | Mark Eitzel
Assistant Designer | Ramón Huijbrechts
Lyricist | Mark Eitzel

Production

Producer | Joachim Fleury

PHOTOS

TRAILER

THEATRES

Young Vic, 02/09/2015 - 19/09/2015

REVIEWS

'Van Hove distills his staging to the heart'
'Van Hove’s production deliberately has no end, but any audience member who saw it and felt he or she was enduring misery and nonsense and bullshit and horror would not have been alone.'
'never quite delivers'
'A frail, gorgeous monologue - Smits is splendid – wryly charismatic, brimming with confusion and long-suppressed feeling'
'Simon Stephens's first original work at the Young Vic is meticulous'

STORYLINE

"I drank three glasses of scotch and ginger ale before we’d even cleared Coney Island. I didn’t want to come home. It was then that I decided to write you these letters."
On a crisp winter day in New York, Willem gets the call. It’s Mum. Pauli’s died. Come back to Amsterdam. An unforgettable homecoming to an estranged family, a lost love, unsettling sex and an unexamined life.