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The Nest

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

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Exploring the moral and environmental ramifications of our modern materialism and desire to nest, The Nest is a cutting new adaptation of the classic German text by Conor McPherson.

Kurt and Martha are overjoyed soon-to-be parents, determined that their child will want for nothing. Understanding the need to do so, they put in the hard work to ensure that they can buy the very latest in appliances for their youngster.

But when offered a mysterious side job to gain some easy extra money, the boundaries of Kurt’s drive are pushed to breaking point – will his rashness catch up with him, and his entire community?

Ian Rickson directs this modern day fable at the Young Vic.  

Cast & Creatives

Franz Xaver Kroetz
Translated by
Conor McPherson
Ian Rickson
Lyric Belfast/Young Vic

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Young Vic

The Cut, Waterloo, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8LZ
020 7922 2922
Official site
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.

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 Email:
£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.
Wheelchair and transfer seating available on request, please call in advance.
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

Ticket prices

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Face value?
£10.00- £25.00

Age suitability
Show times
Mon-Sat 19:45, Mats Wed & Sat 14:45 (not 2 Nov)
Previews from
Opening night
Box office
020 7922 2922
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