Changing Destiny By Ben Okri
24 Jul – 21 Aug 2021

Young Vic

Changing Destiny by Ben Okri
Changing Destiny by Ben Okri

Two actors, a thousand characters, and the story of how a hero rises from the ashes…

Joan Iyiola and Ashley Zhangazha star in Changing Destiny, an epic new stage adaptation of the 4,000-year-old Egyptian poem about the Warrior King Sinuhe is written by Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri.

Vividly brought to life with design by acclaimed architect Sir David Adjaye, and directed by Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, this radical in-the-round staging of one of the earliest known literary texts explores the essence of humanity and what it means to be truly free.

Changing Destiny is Written by Ben Okri and Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, with Set and Costume Design by Sir David Adjaye and Adjaye Associates, Lighting Design by Jackie Shemesh, Sound Design by XANA, Projection Design by Duncan McLean, Composition by Tunde Jegede, Movement Direction by Rachael Nanyonjo, Fight Direction by Yarit Dor, with Jerwood Assistant Director Khadifa Wong and Boris Karloff Trainee Assistant Director Xanthus Peters.

NEED TO KNOW: Changing Destiny is at the Young Vic 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LZ from 24 July to 21 Aug 2021 | Book Tickets / Find Out More