Royal Court Theatre casting announcement: Road

Published on Mon 12 Jun 2017

Michelle Fairley, Mark Hadfield, Faye Marsay, Mike Noble, Dan Parr, Lemn Sissay, June Watson, Liz White and Shane Zaza have been cast in Jim Cartwright’s game-changing play Road which opened at the Royal Court in 1986.  It is directed in a new production by Royal Court Associate Director John Tiffany. Road runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 21 July 2017 – 9 September 2017 with press night on Friday 28 July at 7pm.

With design by Chloe Lamford, lighting by Lee Curran, sound by Gareth Fry and movement by Jonathan Watkins.

 “I feel like England’s forcing the brain out me head.”

A Road, a wild night, a drunken tour guide, a journey to the gutter and the stars and back.

“Why’s the world so tough? It’s like walking through meat in high heels.”

Jim Cartwright’s seminal play gives expression to the inhabitants of an unnamed northern road in Eighties Britain.

Road is coming round us.”

For the full press release click here.