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The Good Soul Of Szechuan

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About the Show Less...

A muscular new translation of Brecht's lyrical masterpiece. Read More >

Brecht is back at the Young Vic in this muscular new translation by David Harrower.

The gods visit Earth. Shen Te, a good-hearted prostitute, gives them shelter. They reward her with money. She opens a tobacco shop. But how can good people be good in a world full of want and cruelty?

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 08/05/2008

Closing Night: 21/06/2008

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Cast & Creative


Jane Horrocks


Director - Richard Jones

Producer - Young Vic

Lighting Designer - Paule Constable

Set Designer - Miriam Buether

Author - Bertolt Brecht

About Young Vic

66 The Cut, Lambeth, London SE1 8LZ

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