Last night I attendee the premiere of I Am The Wind at the Young Vic, a powerful tale of enduring humanity against insurmountable odds. Two lifelong travelling companions are bound together on a journey across a vast ocean, the endless struggle to be human.

I am the Wind is the coming together of three of Europe’s great theatrical talents. France’s Patrice Chéreau directs a new adaptation of Norwegian Jon Fosse’s play about two men in a boat, rewritten by the UK’s Simon Stephens.

Fosse, who won the 2010 Ibsen Award, is one of the most prominent contemporary playwrights in Europe. He has been described as the Beckett of the 21st century and has had his work translated into more than 40 languages. Playwright Simon Stephens has created the English version of I Am The Wind. His previous work includes Punk Rock, Sea Wall, Pornography, Motortown, Harper Regan and On The Shore Of The Wide World, which won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play.

Patrice Chéreau, who directs I Am The Wind, is widely considered France’s leading theatre director and has been an important figure in European theatre since the 1970s. His award-winning films include La Reine Margot, His Brother and Intimacy.