Passing Strange at the Young Vic starring Giles Terera. Photo by Marc Brenner

Passing Strange – first look photos & video [Updated]

First-look production photos have been released for the European premiere of Passing Strange at the Young Vic theatre in London starring Giles Terera.

Also a first-look video of rehearsals and behind-the-scenes photos are also available.

The hit Broadway musical Passing Strange has started its run at The Young Vic and is now playing to 6 July 2024.

Billed as an electrifying musical odyssey set in 1980’s Amsterdam and Berlin, the cast includes Olivier Award winner Giles Terera (Hamilton, Power of Sail, Rosmersholm) as the Narrator, Rachel Adedeji (Dreaming Whilst Black) as Mother, and Keenan Munn-Francis (Black Dog) as the Youth.

The show also stars David Albury (Get Up, Stand Up!), Nadia Violet Johnson (School of Rock), Renée Lamb (Cake) and Caleb Roberts (Tina – The Tina Turner Musical); and the band is Ikechukwu Onwuagbu (bass), Nick Pinchbeck (keyboards/guitar), James Taylor (drums) and Art Terry(keyboards/guitar).

In the video, Giles Terera and the Company perform Prologue (We Might Play All Night) from the rehearsal room of the show.

The show is directed by Liesl Tommy (Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, Tony nominated Eclipsed), and features book and lyrics by Stew, music by Stew Stewart and Heidi Rodewald, and is created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen.

The show centres on a young, black musician who sets out on an electrifying musical odyssey to find himself and his place in the world, swapping his middle-class L.A. upbringing for punk rock and protest in 1980s Amsterdam and Berlin.

Passing Strange is running at The Young Vic London to 6 July 2024.

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Passing Strange: Rehearsal photos

UPDATES: This article was first published on 19 April 2024 with rehearsal photos; Updated 3 May 2024 with a rehearsal video; Updated 16 May with production photos

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📷 Main photo: Passing Strange at the Young Vic starring Giles Terera. Photo by Marc Brenner

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