Ahead of Baz Bamigboye’s announcement at the end of last week, The Young Vic have today announced the cast for Fun Home, which opens on 18th June, in the Young Vic’s Main Space.
Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s celebrated 2006 graphic novel, made a sensational debut at The Public Theater in New York in October 2013, followed by a triumphant Broadway run and a successful US National tour.
Director Sam Gold makes his Young Vic debut with the five-time Tony award-winning musical Fun Home. The cast is as follows: Kaisa Hammarlund as Alison; Eleanor Kane as Medium Alison; Jenna Russell as Helen; Ashley Samuels as Roy, Mark and Jeremy; Cherrelle Skeete as Joan and Zubin Varla as Bruce, Alison’s father.
Casting for Small Alison, John and Christian will be confirmed at a later date.
With music by Jeanine Tesori, and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, Fun Home explores the memories of Alison’s uniquely complicated family at three different stages in her life – her volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father, mother and brothers – that connect with her in surprising new ways. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.
Choreography is by Danny Mefford, set and costume design by David Zinn, light by Ben Stanton, sound by Kai Harada, music supervision by Chris Fenwick, music direction by Nigel Lilley and casting by Julia Horan CDG. The Associate Director is Portia Krieger. The Jerwood Assistant Director is Leo J Skilbeck. This role is supported through the Jerwood Assistant Director Program at the Young Vic.
Fun Home is produced in association with Sonia Friedman Productions, Fox Theatricals and Barbara Whitman. This is the final show in David Lan’s last season as Artistic Director of the Young Vic.