After a great run at the Young Vic at the end of last year, The Way Back Home is going to be revived at the Opéra National de Paris at the end of 2015. Although it's the same production, it's going to be an entirely new cast of young French singers from the National Opera Studio. Robin Tebutt, who was assistant director on the original production, will go out to run the beginning of the rehearsals, and then I'll go out to make sure that everything is as it should be in time for the opening on the 4th December. If you have friends with small children in Paris, then do let them know about it - here's a link.
At the beginning of 2015 we had the privilege or remounting the production of Beckett's 'Happy Days' at the Young Vic. Under director Natalie Abrahami's steady hand we were able to investigate much more deeply the relationship between Winnie and Willie. Juliet Stevenson and David Beames were once again excellent and the production took on a deeper and darker aspect which I think worked very well. It was an amazing team to work with.