The Suit

Young Vic, The Cut, London

The Suit is the musical tale of a lover’s inventive revenge, directed by the hugely influential Peter Brook.

In the dusty heat of 1950s Sophiatown, South Africa, a young worker returns home to fin his wife in bed with her lover. Though the lover escapes, he leaves his suit behind. The only revenge taken by the husband is that his wife must treat the suit as an honoured house guest. But how long can she endure this pitiless sentence.

Brook, who co-directs The Suit with Marie Hélène Estienne, has directed more than 50 plays, operas and films, and is the founder of the International Centre for Theatre Research.

The Suit is playing at the Young Vic as part of World Stages London.

Cast & CreativesEXPAND

cast: Nonhlanhla Kheswa, Jared McNeill

author: Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne, after the original story by Can Themba

director: Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne

music by: Franck Krwczyk

producer: CICT/Theatre des Bouffes du Nord in a co-production with Young Vic, Napoli Festival, Les Theatres de la Ville du Luxembourg and Theatre de la Place, Liege

lighting designer: Philippe Vialatte

About the show
  • Age Suitability: All
  • Genre: Musical
  • Duration: 1h10
  • Opening Night:
  • Closing night:

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Venue InformationHIDE

Young Vic
The Cut, Waterloo, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8LZ

  • Nearest tube: Waterloo Station is on the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern, Waterloo & City lines. Southwark Station is on the Jubilee line.
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  • 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.

  • Air Conditioned: Yes

Venue Access InformationEXPAND

  • 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.
  • Legroom: Access guides and talking programmes are available on request. Touch tours are available 90min before Audio Described performances.