Belgian theatre director Ivo van Hove, 64, has been the artistic director of Toneelgroep Amsterdam, now Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, since 2001. His productions have included the Tony and Olivier-winning A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic, Lazarus at King’s Cross theatre and Hedda Gabler at the National. Van Hove’s adaptation of Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life, starring James Norton and Omari Douglas, is at the Harold Pinter theatre from 25 March to 18 June and the Savoy theatre from 4 July to 5 August. James Norton interview, magazine, p10 Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart Shuggie Bain was the story of a boy who lives with his alcoholic mother in 1980s Glasgow. In Young Mungo we meet a different boy, in 1993. There are two stories: one of Mungo being accompanied by two men to a loch in the Highlands to make him more “manly”, and the other a love story between Protestant Mungo and Catholic James. It’s a page turner: heartbreaking and poetic, perfectly balancing cruelty and beauty.