Young Vic Theatre Reveals Cast For ‘The Brothers Size’

Back in 2007, when ‘The Brothers Size’ was first seen, Tarell Alvin McCraney was an unknown writer. He returns to the Young Vic Theatre in January 2018 with a revival of ‘The Brothers Size’ and brand new cast.

Returning as director of this deeply emotional fable is Bijan Sheibani, whose acclaimed production of ‘The Barbershop Chronicles’ recently ran at the National Theatre.

‘The Brothers Size’ tells the story of a reunion between two black Louisiana brothers as it explores the ritual and realism from the Yoruba cosmology. Ogun Size (played by Sope Dirisu) is a humble hard worker who has come to own his own small car mechanics on the borders of the bayou. His work shy younger brother, Oshoosi (played by Jonathan Ajayi) is an ex-con out on parole. Penniless and stuck, Oshoosi reluctantly agrees to join his brother’s car repair business, but Oshoosi is being trailed by his former cell-mate, Elegba (played by Anthony Welsh), who turns up to offer him a clapped-out car. Only when the two ex-prisoners drive off for the night and land up in the clutches of the law do we realise the fierce love Ogun has for his gullible sibling.

Live music and sound accompanies this 2018 revival, with Manuel Pinheiro taking the helm. Running from 19 January 2018 – 14 February 2018 in the Young Vic’s Main House, this revival of ‘The Brothers Size’ follows the Young Vic’s September announcement that Kwame Kwei- Armah is the theatre’s new artistic director.

Sope Dirisu makes his Young Vic debut in The Brothers Size. Television includes: Next of Kin, Five By Five, The Halcyon, Black Mirror, Undercover, Siblings, Humans, The Casual Vacancy, The Mill and Utopia
Jonathan Ajayi makes his Young Vic debut in The Brothers Size. Theatre includes: A Midsummer Nights Dream in New Orleans (The Arts Theatre), Sucker Punch, Port, Duchess of Malfi, A New Brain, Lady from the Sea (LAMDA)
Anthony Welsh returns to the Young Vic after appearing dirty butterfly, Blackta and the original production of The Brothers Size in 2007.

Performances: Monday – Saturday at 7:30pm | Matinees on Wednesday & Saturday (except 20, 24, 27 January)
Access Performances
Captioned Performance: Thursday 8 February at 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Thursday 6 February at 7.30pm
Tickets: Previews 19 – 25 January £20, £10 | 27 January – 14 February £38, £29, £20, £10

Concessions available.
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