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.

Now Streaming

★★★★★ ‘Fantastic. Life-enhancing, brilliantly uninhibited, all-singing and dancing’ The Observer

Emma Rice’s Wise Children is now available to stream on YouTube until Fri 26 Jun at 6pm BST.

A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope. Expect show girls and Shakespeare, sex and scandal, music, mischief and mistaken identity.

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Mon 22 Jun

Sherman Artistic Director Joe Murphy will be joined by The Old Vic’s very own Artistic Director Matthew Warchus for episode four of our brand new podcast, Playcrush.

Playcrush Podcast is supported by Royal Bank of Canada in association with the TS Eliot Estate.



Wed 24 Jun, 3pm

Join Ella Hickson for Creatives’ Corner, our weekly Instagram live chat to help inspire you and get you over the mid-week slump. This week Ella will be joined by Composer and OV12 alumni Harry Blake.

Creatives’ Corner is supported by Royal Bank of Canada in association with the TS Eliot Estate.



Thu 25 Jun, 12pm

The seventh of our archive monologues from 2018’s The Greatest Wealth will be released at 12pm on our YouTube channel. Written by Matilda Ibini and performed by  Ruth MadeleyChoice & Control explores the NHS during the 2000s.

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



Revisit the first six monologues


The Great Get Together

The Great Get Together


As part of this year’s online The Great Get Together, inspired by Jo Cox, we have launched OV Pen Pals, an intergenerational scheme to connect members of our Matinee Idols programme during this time of isolation with primary school children through letters, emails and phone calls.

We’re inviting primary schools and people aged over 60 across the country to sign up and take part.

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