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An epic new adaptaion of a 4,000-year-old poem

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Overview

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.

Critic reviews

A quiet assertion of the simple hold a story can exert – from the ancient Egyptians to our hearts

· WhatsOnStage

A rousing tale of royal murder and exile that’s older than Homer

· The Telegraph

Warm performances and a bold design breathe life into one of humankind’s earliest recorded stories

· The Stage

This epic tale of the ancient world struggles to resonate with a modern audience

· A Younger Theatre

A few bricks short of a pyramid

· London Theatre

A 4,000-year-old poem reopens this venue, but is more educational than dramatic

· The Arts Desk

Confident production but one that leaves more questions than answers

· The Upcoming

Ben Okri’s leaden script disappoints in this ancient Egyptian tale

· The Times

By taking the form right back to its origins the director has sacrificed the depth this play needed

· Evening Standard

Ben Okri’s sketchy foray into ancient Egypt

· The Guardian
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Date & time

Show ended
Fri 9 Jul - Sat 21 Aug, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue

66 The Cut, Waterloo SE1 8LZ London, UK · Get Directions
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
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