EV Crowe's Kin in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Friday 29 October 2010
By EV Crowe
19 Nov 2010 – 23 Dec 2010
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court
Press Night Wednesday 24 November 7pm
Kin, the new play by EV Crowe, opens in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court on Wednesday 24 November (previews from 19 Nov).
The cast includes Annette Badland, Ollie Barbieri, Fern Deacon, Maya Gerber, Ellen Hill, Mimi Keene, Madison Lygo, Kevin McMonagle and Ciara Southwood.
“Everybody expects the report to say they are a delight. They are very bright. They are pure as light. But they are small dogs Headmistress. I must report what I see. They are small dogs in packs or pairs, doing what small dogs do.”
A girls’ boarding school in the 1990s is no Malory Towers. Whilst Mimi learns her lines for John Proctor in the Christmas play, Janey desperately clings on to her best friend status.
E V Crowe’s Royal Court debut play is an intricate and anarchic view of what might go on when ten year olds are away from home. A recent graduate of the Young Writer’s Programme, this is her Royal Court debut. She is currently working with choreographer Siobhan Davies and her play Doris Day will appear as part of Clean Break’s Charged at the Soho Theatre in November.
Jeremy Herrin is Deputy Artistic Director of the Royal Court, where he has directed the world premieres of Michael Wynne’s The Priory, Polly Stenham’s plays Tusk Tusk and That Face, as well as the UK premiere of David Hare’s The Vertical Hour. He was formerly an Associate Director at Live Theatre Newcastle, where he specialised in directing new writing. His other credits include Marble (Abbey, Dublin), The Family Reunion (Donmar), Statement of Regret (NT), and the South African premiere of David Harrower’s Blackbird.
The production will be designed by Bunny Christie, lighting is by Malcolm Rippeth and sound by Christopher Shutt.
Kin previews from 19 November 2010 and runs until 23 December 2010 in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court Theatre. Tickets available online at www.royalcourttheatre.com or from the Box Office on 020 7565 5000.– ends – (29/10/10)
Notes to Editors:
For further information please contact Anna Evans in the Royal Court Press Office on
020 7565 5063 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
19 Nov – 23 Dec 2010
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Mon-Sat 7.30pm Sat mats 4pm (from 27 Nov) Thu mat 16 & 23 Dec 4pm
Press night Wed 24 Nov 7pm
Post-show discussion Wed 1 Dec
Captioned performance Sat 18 Dec, 4pm
Age guidance 14+
Tickets £15 Mondays all seats £10
Concessions £10* (avail. in advance until 27 Nov incl. and all mats. For all other perfs, avail. on a standby basis on the day)
School and HE Groups of 8+ £7.50 (avail. Tue–Fri and mats)
Access £10 (plus a companion at the same rate)
- ID required, not bookable online. All discounts are subject to availability.
Annette Badland Mrs B
Ollie Barbieri Marcus
Fern Deacon Nina
Maya Gerber Mimi
Ellen Hill Nina
Mimi Keene Janey
Madison Lygo Janey
Kevin McMonagle Mr Thorne
Ciara Southwood Mimi
Jeremy Herrin Director
Bunny Christie Designer
Malcolm Rippeth Lighting Designer
Christopher Shutt Sound Designer