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Been So Long

Young Vic, The Cut, Waterloo, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8LZ
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Romance, rage, revenge and rare groove… Che Walker's neon-soaked musical comedy Been So Long arrives to rock the Young Vic.

In Been So Long, Yvonne and Simone are cruising for action. Raymond stole Gil’s girl and now Gil wants to slice him up, while Barney is just after a quiet life. When all five collide in a seedy London bar, their desires ignite in a guttural blast of cusses, laughs and unexpected romance.

Love looks set to finally conquer the two people who swore they could live without it. But how will they know it is for real?

Smarten yourself up, brush yourself down and experience the soul/funk powerhouse of Been So Long.

Walker’s other plays include Flesh Wound (Royal Court) and The Frontline (Shakespeare’s Globe).

Been So Long was originally written as a play and debuted at the Royal Court in 1998.

For more about Been So Long at the Young Vic, read the First Night Feature.

Cast & Creatives

Director
Che Walker
Music by
Arthur Darvill
Book by
Che Walker
Producer
A Young Vic/ETT co-production
Lighting Designer
Jon Clark
Sound
Paul Arditti

Young Vic

Address
The Cut, Waterloo, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8LZ
Telephone
020 7922 2922
Official site
www.youngvic.org
Nearest tube
Waterloo Station is on the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern, Waterloo & City lines. Southwark Station is on the Jubilee line.
Nearest train
Waterloo & Waterloo East. Charing Cross and London Bridge stations are one stop away.
Parking

Our theatre is in a residential area so car parking is limited and subject to restrictions. We’d recommend using public transport but if you drive you can park at National Car Park Ltd on Upper Ground, Coin Street and at Waterloo Station. We are in London's congestion zone operating 7am - 6.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7922 2922
Discounts
£5 off top price tickets.
Limited mobility
Seating at the Young Vic is unreserved, so your ticket won't have a seat number and you can sit where you fancy. Every seat has a great view, there are no pillars or obstructions and you'll never be more than seven rows away from the action. So take your time, enjoy a drink or the company of friends and don't worry about queuing to get in. We are happy to reserve you a seat or provide assistance if you have access requirements. Please let us know in advance of your visit and we'll do what we can to help.
Access description
There is an automated set of doors with release button to the right at the front of the theatre. A lift rises to the next level (at the back of the bar space) There are some steps within the auditorium but these differ with each show. Seats can be reserved to meet varying needs.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are not allowed in the auditorium but can be left with front of hous staff who are happy to dog-sit.
Wheelchairs
Wheelchair and transfer seating available on request, please call in advance.
Bars
The Cut serves core classics and inspired specials. On two levels, in a generous, open and comfortable space which includes an outside terrace, The Cut is a vibrant hub within the Young Vic. Open for breakfast, lunch, early dinner, pre- and post- theatre food and drink.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens
Age suitability
All
Genre
Musical
Duration
1h45
Previews from
11.06.2009
Opening night
17.06.2009
Closing
15.07.2009

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