Cast and creative team announced for Love Reign by Young Vic Taking Part's

Young Vic Taking Part have announced the complete cast and creative team for Love Reign, their 2021 YV Unpacked production. This professional production will tour venues in Lambeth and Southwark where theatre is not regularly performed, before a run at the Young Vic.  

Love Reign, written by Shereen Jasmin Phillips and directed by Stef O’Driscoll, is an eclectic piece of new writing, fusing narrative and a live, soulful house soundtrack to create an exhilarating storytelling experience.  Venues hosting the YV Unpacked tour of Love Reign will include schools, women’s centres and a range of community spaces who provided focused support for different groups, including people who have experienced homelessness and those with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs. 

The cast of YV Unpacked: Love Reign includes Hannah Ledwidge, Redd Lily Roche, Neeta Sarl, Shakira Malkani and Tanika Yearwood. 

Love Reign is Written by Shereen Jasmin Phillips and Directed by Stef O’Driscoll, with Musical Direction and Composition by Neeta Sarl, Movement Direction by Rachael Nanyonjo and Design Consultation by Khadija Raza, with Trainee Assistant Direction by Tomi Adewusi.  

Venues hosting YV Unpacked: Love Reign include Dunraven School, South Bank University Academy, Women in Prison (Beth Centre) at East Hill Baptist Church, Blackfriars Settlement and Certitude London in partnership with Portico Gallery, with more venues to be announced. At least 10% of tickets to the performance run in the Maria Theatre will be given free to schools, neighbours and early-career theatre makers.  

YV Unpacked is On Tour in Lambeth and Southwark 4 – 15 October and at the Maria Theatre, Young Vic 18 – 23 October. Tickets are available now.

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