Royal Court Theatre Announces Programme for September 2022 - April 2023

Published on Mon 13 Jun 2022

Productions in chronological order of opening:

Jews. In Their Own Words. by Jonathan Freedland
Word-Play by Rabiah Hussain
Not One Of These People by Martin Crimp – a Royal Court Theatre, Carte Blanche and Carrefour international de théâtre co-production
Baghdaddy by Jasmine Naziha Jones – a Royal Court Theatre and Sister co-production
Sound of the Underground by Travis Alabanza
Graceland by Ava Wong Davies – a Royal Court Theatre and Sister co-production
BLACK SUPERHERO by Danny Lee Wynter

Tickets go on sale to supporters from 12.30pm on Monday 13 June 2022, to Friends at 12.30pm on Wednesday 15 June 2022 and to the general public at 12.30pm on Tuesday 21 June 2022.


Royal Court Theatre Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone said;

First time playwrights and hugely experienced writers and journalists come together to make the variety of work at the Royal Court, from September to April. Everyone shares the urgent need to ask questions in an overwhelming world, and with their words and playful imaginations offer us a place to meet their stories, their ideas, and their experiences.

From verbatim, to club cabaret and fantasy, all this fearless work plays with our expectations of theatrical form to entertain and provoke us, leading us in to surprising places to create a deeper sense of understanding. In times of uncertainty, it seems that writers are inviting us to go on a journey into their imaginations and find empathy and new connections there.”


Jews. In Their Own Words.
By Jonathan Freedland
From an idea by Tracy-Ann Oberman
Co-directed by Vicky Featherstone and Audrey Sheffield
Monday 19 September – Saturday 22 October 2022, 7.30pm & 2.30pm
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Press night: Wednesday 28 September 2022, 7pm
Post-show talk: Wednesday 12 October 2022

By Rabiah Hussain
Directed by Nimmo Ismail
Wednesday 28 September – Saturday 5 November 2022, 7.45pm & 3pm
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Press night: Tuesday 4 October 2022
Post-show talk: Wednesday 12 December 2022

Not One Of These People
By Martin Crimp
Directed by Christian Lapointe
Thursday 3 November – Saturday 5 November 2022, 7.30pm & 2.30pm on Saturday
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

By Jasmine Naziha Jones
Directed by Milli Bhatia
Friday 18 November – Saturday 17 December 2022, 7.30pm & 2.30pm
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Press night: Thursday 24 November 2022, 7pm
Post-show talk: Tuesday 29 November 2022

Sound of the Underground
By Travis Alabanza
Co-created and directed by Debbie Hannan
Thursday 19 January – Saturday 25 February 2023, 7.30pm & 2.30pm
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Press night: Wednesday 25 January 2023, 7pm
Post-show talk: Tuesday 31 January 2023

By Ava Wong Davies
Opens February 2023
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

By Danny Lee Wynter
Directed by Daniel Evans
Tuesday 14 March – Saturday 29 April 2023, 7.30pm & 2.30pm
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Press night: Tuesday 21 March 2023, 7pm
Post-show talk: Tuesday 28 March 2023


General ticket prices
Jews. In Their Own Words. £12 – £49
Not One Of These People £15 – £49
Word-Play £12 – £25
Baghdaddy £10 – £49
Sound Of The Underground £12 – £49
Graceland £12 – £25

As a registered charity, all donations received via bookings will go to Support the Court, a fund
which enables the Royal Court to continue to create ground-breaking new work for audiences. The
support allows the theatre to keep running all of its behind-the-scenes projects, delivering writers
programmes here in the UK and across the world, and schemes for, and with, young people. Find
out more here


For the full press release, see here.

For the season webpage, see here.