The Village Bike extends until 6 August
Monday 11 July 2011
THE VILLAGE BIKE EXTENDS AT ROYAL COURT THEATRE
Penelope Skinner’s The Village Bike, which opened earlier this month at the Royal Court Theatre has been an extended for an extra week until Saturday 6 August in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.
The Village Bike is the Royal Court debut from Penelope Skinner. The cast includes Nicholas Burns, Phil Cornwell, Romola Garai, Alexandra Gilbreath, Dominic Rowan and Sasha Waddell. It is directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, designed by Helen Goddard with lighting by James Farncombe, sound by David McSeveney and video by Christopher Toumazou
‘Isn’t she gorgeous? Hardly been ridden. She’s been in the garage just gathering dust’
Becky’s pregnant and frustrated. But her husband is more interested in the baby manual than her new underwear so she turns to the porn stash under the bed. As the summer heats up, a brief encounter sends her speeding downhill towards reckless abandon.
A provocative and darkly comic look at fantasy and romance.
Age 18+. Contains scenes of a sexual nature.
The Village Bike is part of the Royal Court’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation
Tickets available online at www.royalcourttheatre.com or from the Box Office on 020 7565 5000.
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Notes to Editors
The Village Bike
By Penelope Skinner
Directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins
24 June – 6 August 2011
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
Monday – Saturday 7.45pm
Thursday matinees 3.30pm, Saturday matinees 3.30pm
Post-show Talk Tuesday 12 July
Captioned Performance Tuesday 19 July
Tickets £20 Mondays all seats £10 available on the day of perf from 9am online, 10am in-person, and in advance to Friends and Supporters
Concessions £15* (available on a standby basis on the day)
School and HE Groups of 8+ £10 (avail. Tue–Fri and mats)
Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate)
- ID required. All discounts are subject to availability
Coutts & Co is the Principal Sponsor of the Royal Court Theatre
Coutts & Co is the UK private banking arm of the Royal Bank of Scotland. Coutts has a long history of supporting the arts going back 200 years, having looked after the financial affairs of many famous clients connected with the arts such as Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens and Chopin. In 1816, Thomas Coutts married Harriot Mellon, a popular actress of her day, and together they became partners of a number of London Theatres, including the Drury Lane and the Royal Opera House. Coutts has even featured in a number of artistic works including The Gondoliers by Gilbert and Sullivan, and Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. In the new millennium, this tradition has continued not only through managing the finances of many of today’s top writers, actors and musicians, but also through our arts sponsorship programme and we are delighted to support The Royal Court and its diverse range of ground-breaking performances.
The Jerwood Charitable Foundation is dedicated to imaginative and responsible revenue funding of the arts, supporting emerging artists to develop and grow at important stages in their careers. The aim of their funding is to allow artists and arts organisations to thrive; to continue to develop their skills, imagination and creativity with integrity. They work with artists across art forms, from dance and theatre to literature, music and the visual arts. For more information visit www.jerwoodcharitablefoundation.org
For further information please contact Anna Evans in the Royal Court Press Office on 020 7565 5063 or e-mail email@example.com.