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by Mike Whyte (subscribe)
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Published February 18th 2014
The younger, and edgier, Vic

You may remember I did an article a while back in which I told you about the Old Vic (it's here should you wish to refresh your memory). Well, it's time I introduced you to its younger brother...

That's right - should you take a little stroll along the Cut, you will come across the appropriately-titled Young Vic - appropriately titled as it focuses on youth - especially younger actors and directors.

The venue was set up in 1970 as an antidote to the inflated prices that other theatres had quickly adapted to. The Young Vic wanted to be different to this, and so built a theatre where the prices were kept to a minimum (in fact 10 per cent of the tickets are usually held back for those who would not usually be able to go to the theatre at all due to unnecessary expense).

Back to why the Young Vic is so important to young directors. They are given the chance to practice their skills in a recognised theatre, and work with some of the best new and established actors in the world. This leads to an exciting programme of performances, with a real buzz of excitement and expectation. All you need to do is look at their current list of events to see the diversity on offer - everything from surreal plays to hard-hitting shows detailing the true stories of refugees.

Arriving early or leaving late will allow you to take refreshment at the rather lovely the Cut bar and restaurant, where you can indulge in a little tipple, have a coffee, or even sit down to a meal - all is possible here.

So, head along to the New Vic for a rich and diverse theatre experience, where the stars of today work alongside the stars of tomorrow - remember, it won't cost you as much as you think...

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Why? The best of now and tomorrow on stage
When: Box Office: 10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday (for tickets)
Phone: 020 7922 2922
Where: 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ
Cost: Cheaper than normal theatre prices
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