The Young Vic launches its 40th anniversary season with The Human Comedy, a musical featuring a cast of more than 100.

The Human Comedy is set in a small town in southern California during World War Two. Young homer is a telegram delivery boy carrying messages of love, joy and the sorrows of war. His mother prays for the safe return of his brother from the front line. His sister dreams that she too could fight for her country.

With a score including swing, gospel, folk and pop, The Human Comedy is a timeless tale of heroism that celebrates the healing power of community and the unifying spirit of song.

The Human Comedy features music by Galt McDermot, who is best known for ground-breaking

A tale of heroism that celebrates the healing power of community and the unifying spirit of song, The Human Comedy is based on William Saroyan’s 1943 novel of the same name.

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