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Vernon God Little

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The hit stage adaptation of the Booker Prize-winning novel returns to the Young Vic. Read More >

The hit stage adaptation of the Booker Prize-winning novel Vernon God Little returns to the Young Vic.

Vernon’s best friend has just mown down his school class Columbine-style and then shot himself. Everyone is looking for someone to blame and they are pointing the finger at Vernon!

Hapless, cynical and gloriously unlucky, Vernon makes a desperate escape to Mexico. As the cowboy music starts to play, the absurdities of life just keep on coming…

Vernon God Little first played at the Young Vic in 2007, when Colin Morgan, best known as TV’s Merlin, played Vernon.

Rufus Norris, who directs Vernon God Little, won the 2004 Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer for his production of Afore Night Come at the Young Vic. He has since directed Tintin, Sleeping Beauty, Peribanez, Festen, Death And The King’s Horsemen and Cabaret on the London stage.

Vernon God Little, DBC Pierre’s debut novel, won both the Booker Prize and Whitbread First Novel Award in 2003.

For more about Vernon God Little at the Young Vic read the First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 27/01/2011

Opening Night: 7/02/2011

Closing Night: 12/03/2011

Running time: 2h45

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Cast & Creative


Luke Brady, Clare Burt, Daniel Cerqueira, Peter De Jersey, Joseph Drake, Johnnie Fiori, Lily James, Penny Layden, Nathan Osgood, Duncan Wiseby


Director - Rufus Norris

Producer - Young Vic

Choreographer - Lizzi Gee

Lighting Designer - Paule Constable

Set Designer - Ian MacNeil

Author - DBC Pierre

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