Fun Home exceeds all expectations. It’s one of those productions where everything – book, music, performance, design – comes together in perfect harmony and by the final notes you know you’ve witnessed something sublime.
At last, the Young Vic has come of age. Fun Home marks one of the best productions it has housed and breaks new ground for musical theatre.
It’s fitting that Fun Home should open in Pride month, not least because it is an all-too-rare show that focuses on the L in LGBT+. But as stirring and gratifying and significant as it is to have a lesbian protagonist, this musical works because it is straight-up fantastic.
Casting has been announced for Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron’s five-time Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home, playing at the Young Vic’s main house from 18 June to 1 September 2018 (press night is 27 June 2018). The line-up features Kaisa Hammarlund as Alison; Eleanor Kane as Medium Alison; Jenna Russell as Helen; Ashley Samuels as Roy, Mark and Jeremy; Cherrelle Skeete as Joan and Zubin Varla as Bruce, Alison’s father.
Five-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Fun Home, based on the celebrated 2006 graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, will get its much-anticipated UK premiere at the Young Vic in the new year, as part of the final season programmed by outgoing artistic director David Lan. The musical’s original New York director Sam Gold will make his Young Vic debut helming the London …
Rarely does a new musical emerge from a book that is as heartfelt as Fun Home’s and yet fails on stage to either inspire or deliver.