facebook play-alt chevron-thin-right chevron-thin-left cancel location info chevron-thin-down star-full help-with-circle calendar images mail whatsapp directions_car directions_bike train directions_walk directions_bus close spinner11

Potter star leads Young Vic’s Swans

Published 6 December 2011

Katie Leung, who fulfilled many a young girl’s fantasy by playing Harry Potter’s girlfriend Cho Chang on film, will star in the stage adaptation of multi-million selling book Wild Swans.

The Scottish actress, who beat more than 3,000 auditionees without the use of magic to claim the much sought after role in the Harry Potter franchise, will take to the stage to play the role based on Wild Swans’ author Jung Chang in the story of one courageous family living through a changing China in the 20th century.

Speaking about the casting, Leung commented: “It is a great honour to be involved in such an extraordinary project and especially to be playing the role based on Jung Chang. I look forward to performing this truly inspirational story on stage.”

Wild Swans, which runs from 13 April to 13 May at the Young Vic, is staged as part of World Stages London, an event bringing together eight London venues with 12 co-producing companies to create a season of work reflecting London’s dynamic cultural communities.

Casting has also been announced for two other Young Vic shows, Bingo and The Changeling.

Joining theatrical knight Patrick Stewart and Richard McCabe in Edward Bond’s Shakespearean tale Bingo is London regular Matthew Marsh (No Naughty Bits, Glengarry Glen Ross).

While Bingo is led by a cast of huge experience, The Changeling stars some of London’s hottest new talent, including Earthquakes In London and Rocket To The Moon star Jessica Raine, The Inbetweeners’ Henry Lloyd Hughes – also seen opposite Raine in Punk Rock at the Lyric Hammersmith – Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Joe Turner’s Come And Gone, A Respectable Wedding and Seize The Day), and Daniel Cerqueira, soon to be seen in both the big screen adaptation of The Woman In Black and the small screen version of Birdsong.

Prior to this trio of tempting shows opening in the new year, the Young Vic continues to host the hugely popular Michael Sheen-led production of Hamlet, which is currently playing to packed houses at the Waterloo venue, night after night.



Sign up

Related articles

If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.