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Been So Long

Young Vic

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Romance, rage, revenge and rare groove… Che Walker's neon-soaked musical comedy arrives to rock the Young Vic.

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Romance, rage, revenge and rare groove… Che Walker’s neon-soaked musical comedy Been So Long arrives to rock the Young Vic.

In Been So Long, Yvonne and Simone are cruising for action. Raymond stole Gil’s girl and now Gil wants to slice him up, while Barney is just after a quiet life. When all five collide in a seedy London bar, their desires ignite in a guttural blast of cusses, laughs and unexpected romance.

Love looks set to finally conquer the two people who swore they could live without it. But how will they know it is for real?

Smarten yourself up, brush yourself down and experience the soul/funk powerhouse of Been So Long.

Walker’s other plays include Flesh Wound (Royal Court) and The Frontline (Shakespeare’s Globe).

Been So Long was originally written as a play and debuted at the Royal Court in 1998.

For more about Been So Long at the Young Vic, read the First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 11/06/2009

Opening Night: 17/06/2009

Closing Night: 15/07/2009

Running time: 1h45

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Cast & Creative


Director - Che Walker

Producer - A Young Vic/ETT co-production

Designer - Dick Bird

Lighting Designer - Jon Clark

Sound - Paul Arditti

Music By - Arthur Darvill

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