Your Old Vic – what's happening this week


Keep up to date with #YourOldVic, our way of keeping connected to our audiences – even when our building is closed – and set a reminder for everything that’s happening this week.

Mon 25 May

The first of our brand new podcast series in collaboration with Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, Playcrush Podcast is hosted by Sherman Artistic Director (and former Old Vic Baylis Director) Joe Murphy with special guest George MacKay. Playcrush will air on Acast.



Wed 22 May, 3pm

Join award-winning playwright Ella Hickson for Creatives’ Corner as she takes over our Instagram each week for a series of live discussions, plus a weekly writer’s task to keep you motivated. Her next guest will be producer and OV12 alumni Daisy Hale.



Thu 28 May, 12pm

The third of our archive monologues from 2018’s The Greatest Wealth will be released at 12pm on our YouTube channel. Written and performed by Meera SyalRivers explores the NHS during the 1960s.

Curated by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Adrian Lester. Funded by the TS Eliot Estate.



Revisit Jack Thorne’s Boo and Paul Unwin’s At the Point of Need

Education Hub

New releases this week for The Old Vic’s education hub include our Inside Guide to Directing for those looking for unique insights and advice on how to get into directing and the Education Resource Pack for A Monster Calls to help you plan at-home learning around the upcoming release of the archive recording. For 19–25 year old Lambeth residents, applications have just opened for the first online instalment of our unique employability programme, Front Line.

Coming Soon

The next Playcrush Podcast will be released on Mon 01 Jun with special guest Sheila Atim. We’ll have another Creatives’ Corner with Ella Hickson, a monologue from the archives written by Moira Buffini and the eagerly anticipated release of A Monster Calls.