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.
Performances: Monday – Saturday at 7:30pm | Matinees on Wednesday & Saturday (except 20, 24, 27 January)
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
Box Office: www.youngvic.org | 020 7922 2922