Famous alumni including Jude Law, Dominic West, Clive Rowe, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey and Jane Horrocks attended the Young Vic’s Forever Young Fundraising Gala last night (14 October 2010) to celebrate 40 years of the theatre's life. 

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The evening featured a range of festivities culminating in a special gala performance directed by artistic director David Lan and Gísli Örn Garðarsson.

Originally formed by George Devine in 1946 as an off-shoot of the Old Vic Theatre School, the Young Vic was first established in its current form by Frank Dunlop in 1970, with a remit to create accessible work targeted at young people. Speaking earlier this year, David Lan said, “What does it feel like to be old? I haven’t the faintest idea because we’re only just beginning.”