The Royal Court Theatre - Upcoming events http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/rss/ Upcoming events at The Royal Court Theatre en-gb <![CDATA[Lela & Co.]]> Jerwood Theatre Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

3 September - 3 October

£20 (£10 Monday day seats from 9am online)

Playwright: By Cordelia Lynn

Lead Quote: The story of a young girl trapped in an increasingly tiny world.

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Ticket Information: Tickets £20 (Monday’s all seats £10, available on the day of performance 9am online) ,Concessions £15* (available in advance until 12 September, and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day) ,Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate) ,*ID required. All discounts subject to availability. ,

Marketable Venue Title: Jerwood Theatre Upstairs


<p><em>&#8220;As for what came next, things unspoken and untold until now, it happened like this&#8230;&#8221;</em></p> <p>In the beginning was the mattress. <br /> Gradually, other little changes &#8211; more bolts on the front door; the gun; the locked cupboard.<br /> And she knew in her heart that change was bad.</p> <p>The story of a young girl trapped in an increasingly tiny world. </p> <p><em>&#8220;Thank you for your interest in Lela &amp; Co. Please feel free to take a feedback form on your way out&#8230;&#8221;</em></p> <p>Based on a true story.</p> <p>First-time Royal Court playwright <strong>Cordelia Lynn</strong> teams up with director <strong>Jude Christian</strong>.</p> <p>Conceived by and Developed with <strong>Desara Bosnja</strong> and <a href="http://www.1989productions.co.uk/" target="_blank"">1989 Productions</a> </p> <p>Design by <strong>Ana Inés Jabares Pita</strong>, lighting by <strong>Oliver Fenwick</strong> and sound by <strong>David McSeveney</strong>.</p> <p>Cast: David Mumeni and Katie West</p> <p>Running time: approx 90 mins (no interval)</p> <p>Age guidance 14+<br /> The Royal Court Theatre’s work often includes adult content and language. Themes could include sexual violence and scenes of a disturbing nature. If you are worried about any potential themes please contact a member of our box office team who will be able to advice you on subject matter.<br /> There will be haze effect used during this performance.</p> <p><strong>Cordelia Lynn</strong> took part in the 2012/13 Royal Court Writers Group. Her previous theatre credits include <em>Believers Anonymous</em> (Rosemary Branch) and <em>After the War</em> (<span class="caps">ADC</span>, Olivier Bristol).</p> <p><strong>Jude Christian’s</strong> theatre includes <em>Harajuku Girls</em> (Finborough), <em>I&#8217;d Rather Goya Robbed Me Of My Sleep Than Some Other Arsehole</em> (Gate, Boom Arts Portland), <em>Bwyta Eliffant? Sut Mae Gwneud Hynny Dwedwch? / How Do You Eat An Elephant?</em> (National Youth Theatre of Wales), <em>Happy, The Mushroom</em> (Pentabus), <em>My Romantic History</em> (English Theatre Berlin), <em>Sonata Movements</em> (Blue Elephant).<br /> Opera includes <em>©alculated to Death</em> (Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival London, Future Shorts Tokyo), Opera &#8216;Reflection&#8217; workshop, Festival d&#8217;Aix-en-Provence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/season/the-big-idea-lela-and-co"><span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">BIG</span> <span class="caps">IDEA</span>: <span class="caps">LELA</span> &amp; CO.</a><br /> The Big Idea is a strand of work at the Royal Court offering audiences radical thinking and provocative discussion inspired by the work on stage.</p> <p><em>Lela &amp; Co.</em> is part of the Royal Court’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme, which aims to discover and support the next generation of world class playwrights, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.</p> ]]>
2015-09-03T19:45:00 2015-10-03T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Sing it & Our Carnal Hearts]]> STYX Warehouse, N17 9LJ 0.00000000 0.00000000

Free but ticketed through the Royal Court Box Office

Playwright: by Rachel Mars

Ticket Information: Free but ticketed

Marketable Venue Title: STYX Warehouse


<p>Two pieces by <strong>Rachel Mars</strong> which continue her work on the theme of envy with compositions and arrangements by Louise Mothersole.</p> <p>Developed with Ovalhouse, Playwrights Workshop Montreal and The Orchard Project NY with dramaturgical support from Louise Stephens. </p> <p><strong><em>Our Carnal Hearts</em></strong> is a celebration of envy. A place to whoop at our own fragility and delight against our better nature. A show that seeks to prove that envy makes us better.</p> <p><strong><em>Sing It! Spirit of Envy!</em></strong> featuring The New Tottenham Singers, is a short song piece about greed and envy, solo pursuits and communal contentment. Made anew with a pop-up choir of local singers each time it is performed, it puts two joyfully waggling fingers up to glib, economic politco-bullshit speak.</p> <p><a href="https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Styx+Bar/@51.5894397,-0.061192,18z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0x359347ae82c43eaa"><span class="caps">STYX</span> Warehouse, Tottenham, N17 9LJ</a></p> <p>Rachel Mars is a performance maker with a background in theatre, live art and comedy. Her theatre credits includes <em>The Way You Tell Them</em> (<span class="caps">CPT</span>, Summerhall, Norfolk &amp; Norwich Festival, Contact Theatre, Machynlleth Comedy Festival, further UK Touring and Wildside Festival, Montreal, The Butterfly Club, Melbourne), <em>The Lady&#8217;s Not For Walking Like An Egyptian</em> (Ovalhouse, Royal Exchange, Norwich Arts Centre, The Albany, further touring Autumn 2015) and <em>Sing It! Spirit of Envy!</em> (Buzzcut Festival, Forest Fringe, Lyric Hammersmith, Machynlleth Comedy Festival).</p> <p><strong>The New Tottenham Singers</strong> are a non-audition choir based in North London, open to all, which aims to unite and represent the wider community through a joy of singing.</p> <p><font color="#DF0101"><strong>New Tottenham Singers are looking for extra choir members for <em>Sing It!</em>.</strong><br /> <strong>And open rehearsal will be held 29 Aug</strong><br /> <strong>Bernie Grant Arts Centre</strong><br /> <strong>2pm – 6pm</strong><br /> <strong>All welcome</strong><br /> <strong>For more details email info@tottenhamsingers.com</strong></font></p> ]]>
2015-09-05T17:00:00 2015-09-05T17:00:00
<![CDATA[Photographers and film makers wanted]]>

<p>We&#8217;re on the look out for film makers and photographers to help us document this summer&#8217;s activities in Tottenham. </p> <p>If you are handy with a camera or video camera please email a sample of your work to <strong>dionwilson@royalcourttheatre.com</strong> as soon as possible.</p> ]]>
2015-08-01T18:00:00 2015-09-05T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Design Workshops]]>

<p>Royal Court Associate Designer <strong>Chloe Lamford</strong> will host two workshops introducing elements of design for theatre but also looking at visual culture more broadly. </p> <p>No theatre experience or knowledge is necessary – just an interest in any form of visual expression, from street art to sculpture.</p> <p><strong>Chloe Lamford’s</strong> credits for the Royal Court include, Roald Dahl’s <em>The Twits, How to Hold Your Breath, God Bless the Child, 2071, Teh Internet is Serious Business, Open Court, Circle Mirror Transformation</em>. Her other theatre credits include <em>Salt Root &amp; Roe</em> (Donmar/Trafalgar Studios); <em>Praxis Makes Perfect</em>(National Theatre Wales); <em>Lungs</em> (Schaubühne, Berlin); and <em>1984</em> (Headlong/Almeida/West End/tour). Her awards include Theatrical Management Association Award for Best Theatre Design (Small Miracle); Arts Foundation Fellowship Award for Design for Performance: Set &amp; Costume.</p> <p><strong>Free but ticketed.</strong></p> <p>For more information and to join, email <a href="mailto:tottenham@royalcourttheatre.com">tottenham@royalcourttheatre.com</a></p> ]]>
2015-09-07T19:00:00 2015-09-14T00:00:00
<![CDATA[Hangmen]]> Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

10 September - 10 October

£35, £25, £16, £12, (£10 Monday day seats from 9am online)

Playwright: By Martin McDonagh

Lead Quote: 'Don't worry. I may have my quirks but I'm not an animal. Or am I? One for the courts to discuss.'

Ticket Information: Tickets £35, £25, £16, £12. Mondays all seats £10 (available in advance to Friends and Supporters subject to availability. For general public available on day of performance from 9am online). ,Concessions £5 off top two prices (available in advance until 19 September, and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day). 25s and under £12 (limited availability). ,Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate) ,*ID required. All discounts subject to availability.

Marketable Venue Title: Jerwood Theatre Downstairs


<p><strong>Best availability for matinees.</strong><br /> <strong>For updates on any additional ticket releases please join our</strong> <a href="https://secure.royalcourttheatre.com/booking/account" target="_blank"">mailing list</a></p> <p><em>&#8216;I&#8217;m just as good as bloody Pierrepoint&#8217;</em></p> <p>In his small pub in Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what&#8217;s the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they&#8217;ve abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and sycophantic pub regulars, dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different motive for his visit.</p> <p><em>&#8216;Don&#8217;t worry. I may have my quirks but I&#8217;m not an animal. Or am I? One for the courts to discuss.&#8217;</em></p> <p><strong>Martin McDonagh</strong> returns to the Royal Court with his first UK play in more than ten years. <strong>Matthew Dunster</strong> directs.</p> <p>With design by <strong>Anna Fleischle</strong>, lighting by <strong>Joshua Carr</strong> and sound by <strong>Ian Dickinson</strong> for Autograph</p> <p>Cast includes <strong>Josef Davies, James Dryden, Johnny Flynn, Graeme Hawley, John Hodgkinson, Ralph Ineson, Bronwyn James, David Morrissey, Ryan Pope, Sally Rogers, Simon Rouse</strong> and <strong>Reece Shearsmith.</strong> Further casting to be announced.</p> <p>Running time: 2 hour 15 min (inc interval)<br /> There will be strobe lighting, smoking &amp; haze effect used during this performance.</p> <p><strong>Martin McDonagh’s</strong> work for the Royal Court includes <em>The Beauty Queen of Leenane, A Skull in Connemara</em> and <em>The Lonesome West</em> (Druid Theatre/Royal Court &amp; Broadway).<br /> Other theatre includes <em>The Cripple of Inishmaan</em> (National/West End/Broadway), <em>The Pillowman</em> (National/ Broadway), <em>The Lieutenant of Inishmore</em> (<span class="caps">RSC</span>/Garrick/Broadway) and <em>A Behanding in Spokane</em> (Broadway). For film (as Writer/Director) credits include <em>Six Shooter</em> (Short), <em>In Bruges</em> and <em>Seven Psychopaths</em>. Martin has been awarded the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy (<em>The Lieutenant of Inishmore</em>), an Olivier Award for Best New Play (<em>The Pillowman</em> ), an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film (<em>Six Shooter</em>) and a <span class="caps">BAFTA</span> for Best Original Screenplay (<em>In Bruges</em>).</p> <p><strong>Matthew Dunster’s</strong> credits for the Royal Court include <em>Liberian Girl</em>. His other credits include <em>The Seagull, A Midsummer Night’s Dream</em> (Open Air Regent’s Park), <em>Love’s Sacrifice</em> (<span class="caps">RSC</span>), <em>The Lightning Child, Arthur Darvill</em> and <em>Doctor Faustus</em> (Shakespeare’s Globe), <em>The Love Girl &amp; the Innocent, You Can Still Make a Killing</em> (Southwark Playhouse), <em>Mametz</em> (National Theatre Wales), <em>Before the Party</em> (Almeida), <em>A Sacred Flame</em> (English Touring), <em>Saturday Night, Sunday Morning</em> (Royal Exchange Manchester), <em>Mogadishu</em> (Royal Exchange, Manchester and Lyric Hammersmith), <em>The Most Incredible Thing</em> (Sadler’s Wells), <em>The Two Gentleman of Verona</em> (Royal &amp; Derngate, Northampton). As a writer, his credits include <em>Children’s Children</em> at the (Almeida) and <em>You Can See the Hills</em> (Royal Exchange, Manchester).</p> <p><strong>The Big Idea: Hangmen</strong><br /> Director Matthew Dunster and members of the cast in conversation with Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone. This event takes place following a captioned performance and will be a live-subtitled event.<br /> Wednesday 7 October, post-show<br /> Jerwood Theatre Downstairs<br /> Free with a ticket to that evening’s performance</p> <p>Age Guidance 14+</p> ]]>
2015-09-10T19:30:00 2015-10-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Script Reading Workshop]]> The Wilson Studio at the Royal Court 0.00000000 0.00000000

<p>Every year the Royal Court receives about 3,000 scripts from writers at all stages of their careers. Reading these plays and developing relationships with those writers is one of the main purposes of the Literary Department. The scripts which are sent to the theatre are read by a panel of readers who work in all different roles across theatre and who are from many different backgrounds.</p> <p><strong>Louise Stephens</strong>, the Deputy Literary Manager, is running this short workshop for those who are interested learning more about the script reading which forms the basis of the workings of any literary department. The workshop will contain some practical exercises on assessing text intended for live performance. It is ideal for anyone who would like to develop their script reading skills but doesn’t know where to begin.</p> <p>The workshop will run from <strong>10.30am til 3pm</strong> on <strong>Saturday 12th September</strong>. No experience is necessary but places are by application only. Please email <a href="mailto:literary@royalcourttheatre.com">literary@royalcourttheatre.com</a> with the phrase <strong><span class="caps">SCRIPT</span> <span class="caps">READING</span> <span class="caps">WORKSHOP</span></strong> in the subject line and tell us in 200 words or less what interests you both about watching and about reading work intended for live performance. You could include a little context about who you are, too.</p> <p>Please send your application by <strong>5pm</strong> on <strong>21st August</strong>. Successful applicants will be informed by 27th August.</p> ]]>
2015-09-12T10:30:00 2015-09-12T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Building and Backstage Tours]]> Royal Court Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Behind the scenes building tours

Various Dates

£7

Lead Quote: "It seems disloyal to say that the Royal Court is my favourite theatre building in London, but I'm unrepentant." - Richard Eyre

Ticket Information: Tickets £7.

Marketable Venue Title: The Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square


<p>The tour takes you behind the scenes of the Royal Court, into the offices and sites where the scripts are read, rehearsals take place and the productions are brought to life. </p> <p>You’ll hear the history of the building, explaining the redesign of 2000, as well as the history of the company and our on-going work with new writers.</p> <p>Tickets £7 or free on Open House Weekends.</p> <p><a href="http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/about-us/building-and-tours/">Read more</a> about the history of the Royal Court building and its renovation.</p> ]]>
0000-00-00T00:00:00 2015-11-07T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Plaques and Tangles ]]> Jerwood Theatre Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

14 October - 21 November

£20 (£10 Monday day seats from 9am online)

Playwright: By Nicola Wilson

Lead Quote: One woman lurches through time on a wild memory trip while her young family deal with the consequences.

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Ticket Information: Tickets £20 ,Concessions £15* (available in advance until 24 October, and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day) ,Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate) ,*ID required. All discounts subject to availability.

Marketable Venue Title: Jerwood Theatre Upstairs


<p><em>“I do not accept there is anything wrong with me”</em></p> <p>Days before her wedding Megan discovers she has a 50-50 chance of developing early onset Alzheimer’s. Years later she’s offered a genetic test. But if she&#8217;s got the gene does she really want to know?</p> <p>Megan, 21. Megan, 47. Megan, 32. Megan, 27.</p> <p>One woman lurches through time on a wild memory trip while her young family deal with the consequences.</p> <p><em>&#8220;I can’t think. But I still feel. And most of the time I feel scared. Scared because it’s too soon. I haven’t finished yet.&#8221;</em></p> <p><strong>Nicola Wilson’s</strong> Royal Court debut explores one woman’s life with early onset Alzheimer’s. Royal Court Associate <strong>Lucy Morrison</strong> directs.</p> <p>Design by <strong>Andrew D. Edwards</strong> and lighting by <strong>Anna Watson</strong></p> <p>Cast to be announced.</p> <p><strong>Nicola Wilson’s</strong> previous theatre includes <em>Moonwalking</em> (Oran Mor). Radio includes <em>Cut to the Heart, Life on the Edges</em>.</p> <p><strong>Lucy Morrison</strong> is Associate Director at the Royal Court where her credits include <em>Hidden</em> (Live Lunch), <em>Who Cares, Pests</em> and <em>Product</em> (also at Traverse and European tour). <em>Pests</em> was a Royal Court co-production with Clean Break for whom Lucy has worked as Head of Artistic Programming and directed <em>Billy the Girl</em> (Soho Theatre), <em>Little on the Inside</em> (Almeida Festival and Latitude), <em>it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now</em> (Arcola Theatre) and <em>This Wide Night</em> (Soho). Morrison also originated and commissioned the Charged and Re-Charged seasons at Soho Theatre in which she directed <em>Fatal Light</em> and <em>Doris Day</em>.</p> <p>Age Guidance 14+ </p> <p><strong>The Big Idea: Plaques and Tangles</strong><br /> Playwright Nicola Wilson in conversation with Royal Court Associate Director Lucy Morrison<br /> Wednesday 28 October, post-show<br /> Jerwood Theatre Upstairs<br /> Free with a ticket to that evening’s performance</p> <p><em>Plaques and Tangles</em> is part of the Royal Court’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme, which aims to discover and support the next generation of world class playwrights, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation</p> ]]>
2015-10-14T19:45:00 2015-11-21T19:45:00
<![CDATA[RoosevElvis ]]> Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

21 October - 14 November

Tickets £25, £20, £16, £12 (£10 Monday day seats from 9am online)

Production Company: the TEAM's

Playwright: Created by Rachel Chavkin, Libby King, Jake Margolin, and Kristen Sieh, with Matt Hubbs, Andrew Schneider, and Nick Vaughan

Lead Quote: RoosevElvis is a new work about gender, appetite, and the multitudes we contain.

Reviews: “RoosevElvis is the [TEAM]’s most intimate work that I’ve seen, and also its warmest…a spirited and insightful commentary on two archetypes of American masculinity.” , ,“RoosevElvis is far too empathetic a play to lend itself to cold deconstruction…[It is] the company’s most intimate work that I’ve seen, and also its warmest.” , ,“RoosevElvis presents a fluid, bifocal landscape of one woman’s interior and exterior lives…a spirited and insightful commentary on two archetypes of American masculinity, while finding teasing ambiguities within both that suggest that machismo is a shaky existential choice.” , ,Ben Brantley, "The New York Times":http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/19/theater/reviews/roosevelvis-mashes-identities-at-the-bushwick-starr.html , , ,“There are moments in the TEAM's latest work—the trippy, affecting RoosevElvis—that seem more buoyant than theatrical material has any right to be…bouncing it from the merely nutty to the utterly delirious…The audience laughs—not with recognition or self-satisfaction, but with the purest kind of astonished delight.” , ,“This glorious show is strong precisely because it focuses, at long last, on individuals. It fully, totally revels in King's gravelly, bourbon-soaked tones; it exploits to the last degree Sieh's titanic comic gifts.” ,Helen Shaw, "Time Out New York":http://www.timeout.com/newyork/theater/roosevelvis , ,“A stirring, absurd, and grandly human historical-cosplay road-trip fantasia… RoosevElvis stands as a big-hearted and affecting examination of that most American of faculties: imagining yourself as bigger, grander, and more, no matter how little you might be.” , ,"Village Voice":http://www.villagevoice.com/2013-10-23/theater/love-me-teddy-in-roosevelvis-the-king-meets-theodore-roosevelt-in-a-lonely-woman-s-mind

Ticket Information: Tickets £25, £20, £16, £12 Mondays all seats £10 (available in advance to Friends and Supporters subject to availability. For general public available on day of performance from 9am online). ,Concessions £5 off top two ticket prices* (available in advance until 31 October, and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day) ,Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate) ,*ID required. All discounts subject to availability.

Marketable Venue Title: Jerwood Theatre Downstairs


<p>On a hallucinatory road trip from the Badlands to Graceland, the spirits of Elvis Presley and Theodore Roosevelt battle over the soul of Ann, a painfully shy meat-processing plant worker, and what kind of man or woman Ann should become. Set against the boundless blue skies of the Great Plains and endless American highway, RoosevElvis is a new work about gender, appetite, and the multitudes we contain. </p> <p>The <span class="caps">TEAM</span> is a Brooklyn-based ensemble dedicated to creating new work about the experience of living in America today.</p> <p>The TEAM’s <em>RoosevElvis</em> is written by <strong>Rachel Chavkin, Libby King, Jake Margolin, and Kristen Sieh</strong>. Created in collaboration with <strong>Matt Hubbs, Andrew Schneider</strong>, and <strong>Nick Vaughan</strong>. It is performed by <strong>Libby King</strong> and <strong>Kristen Sieh</strong>. <strong>Rachel Chavkin</strong> directs.</p> <p>Scenic Design by <strong>Nick Vaughan</strong>, lighting by <strong>Austin Smith</strong>, sound design by <strong>Matt Hubbs</strong>, video design by <strong>Andrew Schneider</strong> and costume by <strong>Kristen Sieh</strong>. </p> <p>Once described as “Gertrude Stein meets <span class="caps">MTV</span>,” the TEAM’s work crashes American history and mythology into modern stories to illuminate the current moment. they combine aggressive athleticism with emotional performances and intellectual rigor, keeping the brain, eyes and heart of the audience constantly stimulated.<br /> Since 2004, the <span class="caps">TEAM</span> has created and toured 9 works nationally and internationally. They are four-time winners of the Scotsman Fringe First Award, Winner 2011 Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize, 2011 Herald Angel, and 2008 Edinburgh Total Theatre Award, and were listed “Best of 2013″ on 3 continents. </p> <p>The <span class="caps">TEAM</span>&#8217;s collaborative creation process and the making of their original musical <em>Mission Drift</em> (which had a sold-out 2013 run in The Shed at the National Theatre) was the subject of a feature-length documentary directed by Emmy-Award winner Paulette Douglas. The <span class="caps">TEAM</span> is now celebrating its 10th year together as an ensemble, and recently released an anthology, Five Plays by the <span class="caps">TEAM</span>, published by Oberon.</p> <p><strong>Libby King’s</strong> credits with the <span class="caps">TEAM</span> include <em>RoosevElvis, Mission Drift, Architecting,</em> and <em>Particularly in the Heartland</em> (Best Actress, Dublin Fringe). Other theatre credits include: Tectonic Theatre&#8217;s <em>The Laramie Project Cycle</em> (<span class="caps">BAM</span>); <em>27</em> by Abi Morgan (National Theatre of Scotland / Royal Lyceum Theatre); <em>Death of a Salesman</em> (Siti Company / Swine Palace Productions) and an adapatation of <em>The Blind</em> by Bathsheba Doran (Classic Stage Company). Her film credits include <em>B.U.S.T.</em></p> <p><strong>Kristen Sieh’s</strong> theatre credits include <em>RoosevElvis, Architecting, Particularly in the Heartland, A Thousand Natural Shocks, Howl, Mission Drift</em> (The <span class="caps">TEAM</span>); <em>Twelfth Night</em> (Pig Iron); <em>Fortress of Solitude, February House</em> (The Public Theater); <em>Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage</em> (Banana, Bag &amp; Bodice); <em>Men oin Boats</em> (Half Straddle / Clubbed Thumb); <em>The World is Round</em> (<span class="caps">BAM</span>); <em>Gatz, The Sound and the Fury,</em> etc. (Elevator Repair Service); <em>St. Joan of the Stockyards</em> (PS122); <em>Iphigenia at Aulis</em> (Classic Stage Company). <br /> Her television credits include <em>Orange is the New Black, Boardwalk Empire</em> and <em>Law and Order</em>.</p> <p><strong>Rachel Chavkin’s</strong> theatre credits include a decade of making work with the <span class="caps">TEAM</span> including <em>Give Up! Start Over!</em> (2005 Fringe First), <em>Particularly in the Heartland</em> (2006 Fringe First), <em>Architecting</em> (co-produced by the National Theatre of Scotland and <em>PS122</em>, 2008 Fringe First), and <em>Mission Drift</em> (2011 Fringe First, Herald Angel, Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize). Outside of the <span class="caps">TEAM</span> Rachel primarily works on new plays and music theater works, including multiple collaborations with Dave Malloy &#8211; <em>Preludes</em> (LCT3) and <em>Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812</em> (Ars Nova / Kazino, 2012 Obie Award, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nom. Best Direction, Top Ten 2012 and 2013 NY Times, Time Out NY and NY Post); <em>Small Mouth Sounds</em> (Ars Nova), <em>The Royale</em> (Old Globe); <em>Three Pianos</em> (Ontological Incubator, <span class="caps">NYTW</span>, A.R.T., 2010 Obie Award); and multiple collaborations with Taylor Mac, including <em>The Lily’s Revenge and Peace</em> (<span class="caps">HERE</span>). </p> <p><strong>Jake Margolin’s</strong> theatre credits include <em>RoosevElvis, Mission Drift, Waiting for You, Architecting</em>, and <em>Particularly in the Heartland</em> (The <span class="caps">TEAM</span>).</p> <p>Age Guidance 14+</p> <p><strong>The Big Idea: RoosevElvis</strong><br /> The <span class="caps">TEAM</span> ensemble members Libby King and Kristen Sieh in conversation with Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone<br /> Friday 30 October, post-show<br /> Jerwood Theatre Downstairs<br /> Free with a ticket to that evening’s performance</p> <p>RoosevElvis at the Royal Court is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.</p> <p><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1066.9547.mellonlogotypedark/277x132.bywidth.jpg" alt="" /></p> ]]>
2015-10-21T19:30:00 2015-11-14T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Live Lunch ]]> Jerwood Theatre Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

23 October - 20 November

Tickets £8

Ticket Information: £8

Marketable Venue Title: Jerwood Theatre Upstairs


<p>Live Lunch returns with five new plays.</p> <p>Five writers from the <strong>Royal Court Live Lunch Writers Group</strong> will create new plays to be performed live as lunchtime readings during the run of <em>Plaques and Tangles</em> in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.</p> <p>Running time: 50 minutes.</p> <p>Cast to be announced. </p> <p><strong>Bring along a sandwich and listen to a new play, performed live in your lunch break.</strong></p> <p>The Royal Court Bar &amp; Kitchen will be serving lunch pre and post show.</p> <p>Age Guidance 14+</p> ]]>
2015-10-23T13:15:00 2015-11-20T13:15:00
<![CDATA[Linda]]> Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

25 November - 9 January

£35, £25, £16, £12 (£10 Monday day seats from 9am online)

Playwright: By Penelope Skinner

Lead Quote: _“I’m an award-winning business woman. I’m happily married with two beautiful daughters and I still fit in the same size ten dress suit I did fifteen years ago. What could possibly threaten me?”_

Ticket Information: Tickets £35, £25, £16, £12. Mondays all seats £10 (available in advance to Friends and Supporters subject to availability. For general public available on day of performance from 9am online). ,Concessions £5 off top two ticket prices* (available in advance until 5 December, and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day) ,Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate) ,*ID required. All discounts subject to availability.

Marketable Venue Title: Jerwood Theatre Downstairs


<p><em>“I’m an award-winning business woman. I’m happily married with two beautiful daughters and I still fit in the same size ten dress suit I did fifteen years ago. What could possibly threaten me?”</em></p> <p>Linda Wilde has dedicated her life to changing the world. She’s won awards for her efforts, at the same time as working hard to become an inspiring mother, and an independent, loving wife.</p> <p>Now, at 55, she seems to have it all. But Linda isn’t satisfied. She’s a woman in her prime and she’s embarking on her most ambitious plan to date. But beneath the surface, the cracks are starting to show.</p> <p><em>&#8220;Old for a woman means worthless. Invisible. Of course we’re terrified. You tell us we peak at sixteen and it’s downhill all the way from there. Well I haven’t worked this hard to be pushed aside at the last hurdle. I refuse to be silenced. I will not disappear. I am Linda Wilde. And I&#8217;m still here!&#8221;</em> </p> <p><strong>Penelope Skinner</strong> returns to the Royal Court with her first Jerwood Theatre Downstairs play <em>Linda</em>, directed by <strong>Michael Longhurst</strong>.</p> <p><strong>Kim Cattrall</strong> plays Linda. Further casting to be announced. </p> <p><strong>Penelope Skinner’s</strong> credits for the Royal Court include The Big Idea: Age (Open Court) and <em>The Village Bike</em>. Her other theatre credits include <em>The Village Bike</em> (<span class="caps">MCC</span> Theater); <em>The Promise</em> (Donmar Warehouse at the Trafalgar Studios); <em>Fred’s Diner</em> (Chichester Festival); <em>The Sound of Heavy Rain</em> (Paines Plough); <em>Greenland</em> (National); <em>Eigengrau</em> (Bush) and <em>Fucked</em> (Old Red Lion / Assembly).<br /> For film her credits include <em>Mary Queen of Scots</em> and <em>How I Live Now</em>.<br /> For television her credits include <em>Fresh Meat</em> (Channel 4).<br /> For radio her credits include <em>Planet B, The Man in Black: The Old Road _(<span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 7); _Scratch</em> (<span class="caps">BBC</span> Radio 3); and <em>Murder in the Toilet</em> (Cookham FM).<br /> Penelope is Winner of the 2011 George Devine Award, the Charles Wintour Most Promising Playwright Award at the 2011 Evening Standard Theatre Awards. She was also nominated for the 2012 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre.</p> <p><strong>Michael Longhurst’s</strong> credits for the Royal Court include <em>Constellations, The Art of Dying</em> and <em>Remembrance Day</em>. His other credits include <em>Carmen Disruption</em> (Almeida), <em>Bad Jews _(St James’s Theatre/ Arts), _Tis Pity She’s A Whore</em> (The Globe), <em>A Number</em> (Young Vic &amp; Southampton), <em>If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet</em> (The Roundabout Theatre NY.), <em>Stovepipe</em> (HighTide / Bush), <em>On The Beach</em> (as part of The Contingency Plan at the Bush), <em>On The Record</em> (Arcola), <em>dirty butterfly</em> (winner of the Jerwood Directors Award at the Young Vic), <em>1 In 5</em> (as part of Daring Pairings at Hampstead) and <em>Guardians</em> (Edinburgh Festival). <br /> He was a recipient of the Jerwood Directors Award (2007) at the Young Vic and a Fringe First in 2005.</p> <p>Age Guidance 14+</p> <p><strong>The Big Idea: Linda</strong><br /> Playwright Penelope Skinner in conversation with Royal Court Literary Manager Chris Campbell<br /> Tuesday 15 December, post-show<br /> Jerwood Theatre Downstairs<br /> Free with a ticket to that evening’s performance<br /> <strong>More Big Idea Events to be announced</strong></p> <p><strong>Relaxed Performance</strong><br /> Following the Royal Court Theatre’s first relaxed performance of <em>The Twits</em>, a second relaxed performance for adults is programmed for <em>Linda</em> by Penelope Skinner. This production has an age recommendation of 14+ and is not suitable for a younger audience.</p> <p>This relaxed performance is open to anyone 14 years and over with sensory or communication difficulties who feel they would benefit from a performance with a more relaxed atmosphere. Should you have any questions regarding this performance or to make a booking, please contact* BoxOffice@royalcourttheatre.com*</p> ]]>
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3 December - 9 January 2016

£20 (£10 Monday day seats from 9am online)

Playwright: By Mia Chung

Lead Quote: _-Trees don’t have ears._ ,_-How are you so sure?_

Ticket Information: Tickets £20 (Monday’s all seats £10, available on the day of performance 9am online) ,Concessions £15* (available in advance until 12 December, and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day) ,Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate) ,*ID required. All discounts subject to availability.

Marketable Venue Title: Jerwood Theatre Upstairs


<p><em>-Trees don’t have ears.</em><br /> <em>-How are you so sure?</em></p> <p>As they attempt to flee the Best Nation in the World, North Korean sisters Minhee and Junhee are torn apart at the border. Each must race across time and space to be together again &#8211; navigating the perilous Land of the Free and the treacherous terrain of personal belief.</p> <p><em>Food has learned to sprint. Money is so fast it doesn’t wait to be printed. Gossip travels swifter than germs.</em></p> <p><strong>Mia Chung’s</strong> play has its UK première in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs. Royal Court Associate Director (International) <strong>Richard Twyman</strong> directs.</p> <p>Cast to be announced. </p> <p><strong>Mia Chung’s</strong> theatre credits include <em>You for Me for You</em> (Woolly Mammoth Theatre / Company One); <em>This Exquisite Corpse, Catch as Catch Can, Skin in the Game</em>, an adaptation of <em>The Orphan of Zhao</em> and <em>We Spend Our Lives</em>.</p> <p><strong>Richard Twyman</strong> is an Associate Director at the Royal Court. For the Royal Court Richard’s credits include <em>Fireworks</em>, <em>The Djinns of Eidgah</em>, <em>Phil in Space</em>, <em><span class="caps">PIIGS</span></em> and <em>A New Song</em>. <br /> Richard directed <em>The Djinns of Eidgah</em> for Rage Theatre in Mumbai as part of the Writers Bloc Festival. <br /> His other theatres credits include <em>Henry IV Pt II</em> (<span class="caps">RSC</span>), <em>Ditch</em> (Old Vic Tunnels / HighTide), <em>Sixty-Six Books</em> (Bush Theatre) and <em>Give Me Your Hand</em> (the Irish Rep, New York).</p> <p><strong>The Big Idea: You for Me for You</strong> <br /> Playwright <strong>Mia Chung</strong> in conversation with Royal Court Associate Director (International) <strong>Richard Twyman</strong><br /> Wednesday 9 December 2015, post-show<br /> Jerwood Theatre Upstairs<br /> Free with a ticket to that evening’s performance. Event Partner: Time Out<br /> <strong>More Big Idea Events to be announced</strong></p> ]]>
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<p><strong>The Royal Court is coming to Pimlico.</strong></p> <p>For the next three years we’re going to be camped on your doorstep, hanging out on your high street, hawking in your market and generally being a friendly neighbour.</p> <p>Through a series of workshops, installations, art projects and performances, we’re bringing the Royal Court from Sloane Square to lupus Street and partnering with Pimlico residents, organisations and schools to stage an arts festival curated and created by you. So we’re going to Need your help.</p> <p>______________________________________________________________________</p> <p>Here’s what we’ve got to get things started&#8230;</p> <p><strong>The Royal Court Market Stall</strong><br /> Trading every Thu &amp; Fri from Jan 2015</p> <p>Sample these theatrical goods and more, every Thursday and Friday at Tachbrook St. Market…</p> <p><strong>Pimlico Playground</strong></p> <p>Short enough to experience on your lunch break, these six location-based audio plays by Royal Court writers will take you on an imaginative journey through your everyday surroundings, animating the space between Tachbrook St. Market and the playground.</p> <p>Head to our market stall, grab an MP3 player and a map, and have a wander&#8230;</p> <p><strong>Espresso Plays</strong></p> <p>Come and chat to our market stall playwrights and within 5 minutes a freshly brewed, personalised play will be written for you, all served in a takeaway coffee cup.</p> <p><strong>Make a Wish Pimlico</strong></p> <p>What would you wish for Pimlico? Come and add it to our blackboard of ideas.</p> <p><strong>Playtext Giveaway</strong></p> <p>Free copies of Royal Court plays for you to take home and enjoy.</p> <p><strong>You can also expect…</strong></p> <p>The Royal Court’s very own Town Crier, flash sales on tickets to Royal Court productions, miniature scriptwriting workshops and a chain-written community play that you can be part of.</p> <p>______________________________________________________________________</p> <p><strong><span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">ROYAL</span> <span class="caps">COURT</span> <span class="caps">THEATRE</span> <span class="caps">PRESENTS</span></strong></p> <p><strong>SW-<span class="caps">ONCE</span></strong><br /> <strong>22 <span class="caps">JUNE</span></strong><br /> <strong>St. James Theatre, as part of South West Fest 2015, Free</strong><br /> Email <a href="info@southwestfest.org.uk">info@southwestfest.org.uk</a> to book your place</p> <p>Working with <a href="http://www.openage.org.uk">Open Age</a>, an organisation that helps older people to develop new and stimulating interests, we’ll deliver six introductory playwriting workshops, with the aim of supporting and inspiring each participant to write a two minute play. Local actors will then perform a selection of these as rehearsed readings, as part of this year’s South West Fest.</p> <p>______________________________________________________________________</p> <p><strong>#MyPimlico</strong><br /> Show us what Pimlico means to you. Send us your images of your community using #MyPimlico on Twitter and Instagram and we’ll post them in our online gallery.<br /> Send any queries or suggestions to <strong>pimlico@royalcourttheatre.com</strong>.</p> ]]>
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<h3>MY <span class="caps">TOTTENHAM</span> </h3> <p><strong>Tottenham is changing. We want to hear your voice. Come and tell us what you would like to happen in your community.</strong></p> <p><em>We’re setting up shop in your neighbourhood for a three year residency. We want to work in partnership with the people of Tottenham, schools, community groups and business.</em> </p> <p><em>We’ll host free workshops, develop new work, support local artists and bring Royal Court shows right here to your doorstep. At the end of our three year residency, we hope to put on an arts festival and stage a piece of work created by you.</em></p> <p>_______________________________________________________</p> <h3><span class="caps">EVENTS</span> </h3> <p>_______________________________________________________</p> <p>As part of its three year engagement with the area, the Royal Court Theatre is to host a series of free events and performances to take place across Tottenham this summer.</p> <p>The Royal Court will be working with Tottenham residents at Bruce Grove Youth Centre, Haringey Shed and the Wellside to create new pieces of theatre focussing on issues important to them.</p> <p><em>Quang K Van</em> will start the programme with a promenade dance performance, performed by community dancers and drummers across Lordship Rec. This will include a special appearance by students from Pimlico Academy who the Royal Court are currently working with through their Royal Court: Pimlico engagement with the SW1V area.</p> <p>Combining personal testimony and fiction, the Tottenham Community Cast of the Royal Court’s recent verbatim play about the <span class="caps">NHS</span>, <em>Who Cares</em>, written by Michael Wynne, have collaboratively devised a piece of theatre that makes an impassioned plea for the future of their community. Directed by <strong>Debbie Hannan</strong>.</p> <p><strong>Selina Thompson</strong> will perform her solo full length piece <em>Chewing The Fat</em> at White Hart Studios, Haringey Sixth Form College.</p> <p>New pieces by leading theatre makers <strong>Rob Drummond, Rachel Mars</strong>, and <strong>Islington Community Theatre</strong> will be performed for the first time for Tottenham audiences.</p> <p>The performance night for Tottenham Artists, <strong>Platform Tottenham</strong>, will return.</p> <p>The events will take place in parks, community centres, schools and theatres and will feature a range of performances, workshops and collaborations with residents from Tottenham. </p> <p>Full details to be announced shortly.<br /> _______________________________________________________</p> <h3>Email Us</h3> <p>If you have ideas or questions then please get in touch via <strong>tottenham@royalcourttheatre.com</strong></p> <p>_______________________________________________________</p> <h3>#MyTottenham</h3> <p>Show us what Tottenham means to you. Share your images of your community using #MyTottenham on <a href="https://twitter.com/RC_Tottenham">Twitter</a> and Instagram and we’ll post them in our online gallery.</p> ]]>
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