Two actors, a thousand characters, and the story of how a kingdom is changed…
An epic new adaptation of the 4,000-year-old Egyptian poem about the Warrior King, Sinuhe written by Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri.
This radical in-the-round staging of one of the earliest known literary texts explores the essence of humanity and the complexities of immigration. Vividly brought to life with design by acclaimed architect Sir David Adjaye, Changing Destiny is directed by Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah.
A quiet assertion of the simple hold a story can exert – from the ancient Egyptians to our hearts
A rousing tale of royal murder and exile that’s older than Homer
Warm performances and a bold design breathe life into one of humankind’s earliest recorded stories
This epic tale of the ancient world struggles to resonate with a modern audience
A few bricks short of a pyramid
A 4,000-year-old poem reopens this venue, but is more educational than dramatic
Confident production but one that leaves more questions than answers
Ben Okri’s leaden script disappoints in this ancient Egyptian tale
By taking the form right back to its origins the director has sacrificed the depth this play needed
Ben Okri’s sketchy foray into ancient Egypt