Cast Set for West End Premiere of A Little Life, Directed by Ivo van Hove | Playbill

International News Cast Set for West End Premiere of A Little Life, Directed by Ivo van Hove

The English-language stage adaptation of Hanya Yanagihara’s novel will play the Harold Pinter.

Zach Wyatt, James Norton, Omari Douglas, Luke Thompson Charlie Gray

The English-language stage adaptation of Hanya Yanagihara’s prize-winning novel A Little Life will make its premiere in the West End next year. Tony winner Ivo van Hove will direct. 

The production will play the Richmond Theatre March 14-18, 2023, ahead of a limited run at the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre March 25-June 18. Opening at the Pinter is set for March 30.

The adaptation, penned by Koen Tachelet, director van Hove, and novelist Yanagihara, will feature James Norton (Happy Valley, Grantchester) as Jude, Luke Thompson (Bridgerton, Hamlet) as Willem, Omari Douglas (It’s a Sin, Constellations) as JB, Zach Wyatt (The Witcher, I and You) as Malcolm, Elliot Cowan (The Crown, 2:22 A Ghost Story) as Brother Luke/Doctor Traylor/Caleb, Zubin Varla (Tammy Faye, Equus) as Harold, Nathalie Armin (Force Majeure, The Doctor) as Ana, and Emilio Doorgasingh (Best of Enemies, The Kite Runner) as Andy.

A Little Life follows four college friends in New York City: aspiring actor Willem, successful architect Malcolm, struggling artist JB, and prodigious lawyer Ju.

The production will also have set and lighting design by Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys, music and sound design by Eric Sleichim, and casting by Julia Horan.

Tony-winning director van Hove premiered A Little Life at Amsterdam's Stadsschouwburg as the 2018-19 season opener for Netherlands repertory company Toneelgroep Amsterdam, where he has served as artistic director since 2001. The play, presented in German with English subtitles, was also seen at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in October as part of the Next Wave 2022 Festival.

Wessex Grove, Gavin Kalin Productions, and Playful Productions produce.

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