Further than the Furthest Thing Tickets

Young Vic Theatre, London
9 March 2023 - 29 April 2023

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.

A brilliant cast includes Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Jenna Russell (Fun Home, Piaf) as Mill, Cyril Nri (Trouble in Mind, The Barbershop Chronicles, The Bill) as Bill, Gerald Kyd (The Seagull, Deep Blue Sea) as Mr Hansen, Archie Madekwe (Midsommar, See) as Francis, and Kirsty Rider (The Sandman, The Doctor, Nora: A Doll’s House) as Rebecca, plus live vocals by Shapla Salique (No Boundaries).

Further than the Furthest Thing runs at the Young Vic from 9 March to 29 April 2023.

What's the story of Further than the Furthest Thing?

On a remote volcanic island in the middle of the Atlantic, the islanders of Tristan da Cunha have lived undisturbed for centuries, defying the swirling currents of modernity. 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.

Who is in the cast of Further than the Furthest Thing?

The cast includes Jenna Russell as Mill, Cyril Nri as Bill, Gerald Kyd as Mr Hansen, Archie Madekwe as Francis, and Kirsty Rider as Rebecca, with live vocals by Shapla Salique.

Who are the creative team of Further than the Furthest Thing?

Further than the Furthest Thing is written by Zinnie Harris

The creative team includes Director Jennifer Tang, Designer Soutra Gilmour, Lighting Designer Prema Mehta, Sound Designer George Dennis, Composer Ruth Chan, Movement Director Ingrid Mackinnon, Voice and Dialect Coach Emma Woodvine, Musical Director Michael Henry, Illusions Designer John Bulleid, and Casting Director Charlotte Sutton CDG.


Show Information

Performance dates
9 March 2023 - 29 April 2023
Age restrictions
14+
Running time
To be confirmed
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


Cast Highlights


Important Notes

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.


Venue Information

Young Vic Theatre, 66 The Cut, London, SE1 8LZ
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line); Southwark (Jubilee line)
Nearest Buses: 40, 60, N63, N89, 1, 68, 168, 172, 176, 188
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Ticket Information

Official London Theatre tickets for Further than the Furthest Thing at the Young Vic Theatre, London

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Jenna Russell, Cyril Nri to star in Further than the Furthest Thing at the Young Vic
The Young Vic has announced casting for its 2023 new season opener, Further than the Furthest Thing by Zinnie Harris. The revival was announced last month, and will be directed by Genesis Fellow / Young Vic Associate Director Jennifer Tang (AI, Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok), and plays the Young Vic from 9 March to 29 April 2023. The cast features Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Jenna Russell (Fun Home, Piaf) as Mill, Cyril Nri (Trouble in Mind, The Barbershop Chronicles, The Bill) as Bill, Gerald Kyd (The Seagull, Deep Blue Sea) as Mr Hansen, Archie Madekwe (Midsommar, See) as Francis, and Kirsty Rider (The Sandman, The Doctor, Nora: A Doll’s House) as Rebecca, plus live vocals by Shapla Salique (No Boundaries). Zinnie Harris is an award-winning playwright best known for Macbeth (an undoing), This Restless House, and How To Hold Your Breath. The play was first performed in 1999, and was the winner of the 1999 Peggy Ramsay Award for new theatre writing. Zinnie Harris also won the 2001 John Whiting Award, and the Edinburgh Fringe First Award for the play. Based on real events on the island of Tristan da Cunha, the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world, the story follows a community haunted by its past and under threat from a modern world in crisis. Jenna Russell recently starred in the Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Alan Ayckbourn's Woman in Mind. Director Jennifer Tang’s new interpretation of the play is the first major London staging in more than 20 years. Tang is joined in the creative team by Designer Soutra Gilmour, Lighting Designer Prema Mehta, Sound Designer George Dennis, Composer Ruth Chan, Movement Director Ingrid Mackinnon, Voice and Dialect Coach Emma Woodvine, Musical Director Michael Henry, Illusions Designer John Bulleid, and Casting Director Charlotte Sutton CDG. Currently playing at the Young Vic is new musical Mandela starring Michael Luwoye. In the West End, the Young Vic's production of James Graham's Best of Enemies is currently playing at the Noel Coward Theatre starring Zachary Quinto and David Harewood; and their new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! runs at the Wyndham's Theatre from 16 February 2023. More about Further than the Furthest Thing tickets at the Young Vic Book tickets to Mandela at the Young Vic Book tickets to Best of Enemies at the Noel Coward Theatre Book tickets to Oklahoma! at the Wyndham’s Theatre

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