Changing Destiny

Audio described in-house.

Two actors, a hundred characters and a 4,000-year-old tale about the strength of the human spirit.

Follow the adventures of the Warrior King, Sinuhe, in Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri’s bold new adaptation of one of the world’s first known stories, written over 4,000 years ago.

Forced to flee Egypt, Sinuhe is captured as a prisoner of war by the foreign Kingdom of Retenu. Stripped of status and tormented by memories, it is going to take all of Sinuhe’s will to survive as a stranger in an unknown land. But can Sinuhe transcend the mysterious powers of Egypt and the tribulations of exile?

Vividly brought to life with design by acclaimed architect Sir David Adjaye, Changing Destiny is directed by Young Vic Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah.

Across the performance run, cast members Joan Iyiola and Ashley Zhangazha will share the role of Sinuhe, with a game played on stage at the start of each performance to decide who will play the role.

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Event image:  A grey and yellow background with an Ancient Egyptian portrait of a person, looking to their right, with an asp on their head. Words read ‘Changing Destiny’.

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