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Rufus Norris

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Vernon God Little

Young Vic, 2007 Producer Cuba Pictures and Young Vic Theatre Director Rufus Norris Starring Mark Lockyer, Colin Morgan & Mariah Gale

Vernon God Little is a fifteen-year-old-boy living in a small town in the U.S. state of Texas. When his friend Jesus Navarro commits suicide after killing sixteen bullying schoolmates, suspicion falls on Vernon, who becomes something of a scapegoat in his hometown of Martirio. Fearing the death penalty, he goes on the run to Mexico.



Vernon God Little

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Directed with a darkly larky flair by Rufus Norris and suffused with country-and-western songs, it makes for an evening that is (if you'll excuse my Texan) banjo-pluckin', lardbutt-fingerin' and paradigm-shiftin' good.

Paul Taylor The Independent

Rufus Norris's production also captures the contrast between Texan materialism and the impoverished gaiety of the Mexico to which the hero flees

Michael Billington The Guardian

Norris - a director with something of a Midas touch at the moment

Alistair Smith The Stage