Wessex Grove, Gavin Kalin Productions and Playful Productions have announced that Ivo van Hove will stage the English language première of Hanya Yanagihara’s critically acclaimed prize-winning novel, A LITTLE LIFE.
The production will begin previews at Richmond Theatre from 14 to 18 March 2023, ahead of a West End run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 30 March to 18 June 2023, previews from 25 March.
Van Hove directs James Norton (Jude), Luke Thompson (Willem), Omari Douglas (JB), Zach Wyatt (Malcolm), Elliot Cowan (Brother Luke/Doctor Traylor/Caleb), Zubin Varla (Harold), Nathalie Armin (Ana), and Emilio Doorgasingh (Andy).
A LITTLE LIFE follows four college friends in New York City: aspiring actor Willem, successful architect Malcolm, struggling artist JB, and prodigious lawyer Jude. As ambition, addiction, and pride threaten to pull the group apart, they always find themselves bound by their love for Jude and the mysteries of his past. But when those secrets come to light, they finally learn that to know Jude St Francis is to understand the limitless potential of love in the face of life.
A LITTLE LIFE is Conceived and Directed by Ivo van Hove, with Set & Lighting Design by Jan Versweyveld, Costume Design by An D’Huys, Music & Sound Design by Eric Sleichim, and Casting by Julia Horan CDG.