Three productions have now been confirmed to showcase at The Old Vic in 2022. Returning for its sixth season at the venue will be A Christmas Carol, with plays by August Wilson and Mike Bartlett also forming part of the 2022 season.
The current production at The Old Vic is A Number, starring Lennie James and Paapa Esseidu, which will run until March 19th.
Receiving its world premiere this spring at the Old Vic will be Mike Bartlett’s latest play, The 47th. The production is set in 2024, and explores who should take the hot seat at the White House at a crucial time of challenging political democracy. Bertie Carvel takes on the role of Donald Trump in The 47th, and is joined by Lydia Wilson as Ivanka Trump, and Tamara Tunie as current VP Kamala Harris.
The 47th is the second play by Bartlett this spring to receive its West End premiere as his 2009 play, Cock will also open in March to perform for a limited season at the Ambassadors Theatre. The 47th will begin previews on March 29t and be directed by Rupert Goold with the rest of the creative team to be announced in due course. The play will have an official opening night on 8 April 8th and will run until May 28th.
The Leeds Playhouse’s 2021 production of Jitney by August Wilson will also transfer to the Old Vic for a limited season this summer as part of the show's national tour. Jitney is set in 1970s Pittsburgh, and centres on a group of unlicensed cab drivers as they pass the time while waiting at a taxi rank.
Tinuke Craig will direct Jitney with a cast including Tony Marshall, Leanne Henlon, Geoff Aymer, Wil Johnson, and Leemore Marrett Jr. Jitney will begin previews on June 9th, with an opening night scheduled for June 15th, and will run until July 9th.
The Old Vic will also stage A Christmas Carol once again due to popular demand for the sixth year running. The critically-acclaimed adaptation of Charles Dickens' masterpiece from Jack Thorne follows the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by three ghosts the night before Christmas who make him see the error of his ways.
Previews of A Christmas Carol will begin at the Old Vic on November 12th, with an opening night on November 23rd, and performances are due to run until January 7th. 2023.