Photos: Changing Destiny at the Young Vic in rehearsals
Ben Okri's play opens soon
Rehearsal images have been revealed for Changing Destiny, the Young Vic's reopening piece penned by Ben Okri.
Based on the 4,000-year-old Egyptian poem about the Warrior King Sinuhe, the piece features two performers playing, according to the production, 1,000 characters. In a twist, each night the performers will play a game to decide which role they play.
Joan Iyiola (The Duchess of Malfi) and Ashley Zhangazha (Tina – The Tina Turner Musical) will star in the piece, which runs from 9 July to 21 August 2021.
Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, Changing Destiny has set and costume design by Sir David Adjaye and Adjaye Associates, lighting design by Jackie Shemesh, sound design by XANA, projection design by Duncan McLean, composition by Tunde Jegede, movement direction by Rachael Nanyonjo, with Jerwood assistant director Khadifa Wong and Boris Karloff trainee assistant director Xanthus Peter. The show will also be streamed for remote audiences.