Conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub.
Shakespeare meets his match as brass bands and Beyoncé weave through this enchanting musical adaptation of Twelfth Night, with music and lyrics by the critically acclaimed songwriter Shaina Taub.
Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah and Oskar Eustis co-direct this technicolour celebration of love in all its forms, following a run at the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park.
The artistic director opens his first season with a festive, expertly choreographed production but it misses Shakespeare’s blend of laughter and sadness
The show is a lot of fun, and a terrific start of a new chapter for the Young Vic
Kwei-Armah has posited as his opening production a show that celebrates London in a giddy spirit of inclusion that seems a necessary antidote to our mean-spirited times
Kwame makes mark by reinventing Shakespeare's tale of reinvention
It has an irrepressible sense of fun, and the message is a clear one: the themes of his new regime will be accessibility, empathy, generosity and inclusiveness
It's not very Shakespearean, or very subtle. But it is undoubtedly fun
A living firework celebrating the homecoming of Britain’s most prominent black artistic director
Kwame Kwei-Armah launches his artistic directorship of the Young Vic with a entertaining musical adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy
Buzz. Buzz. Buzz. This production has certainly got that about it. You can’t take it too seriously, though, which is all the more reason to go
Kwei-Armah has come off the starting blocks showing his desire to make the Young Vic a place of diversity and accessibility