Royal Court Theatre Announces Unique Offering for Audiences Who Can’t Make it to the Theatre to See Eve Leigh’s New Play Midnight Movie

Published on Thu 17 Oct 2019

The Royal Court Theatre has announced that Midnight Movie by Eve Leigh will be offering a digital body. This has been designed particularly to offer anyone whose physical body can’t make it to the show a way to be part of the experience. By signing up here participants will receive a series of digital letters, a combination of scary story, essay, and audio-visual content, inspired by the play and created by the team behind the show. The first digital letter will go out during the run of Midnight Movie.

The production, which  will creatively combine Spoken English, BSL, captioning and audio description, will also have all shows performed in a relaxed environment.

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A girl fights for her life in a lift. New Window.  A protest in Trafalgar Square. New Window. A naked man in a bathtub. New Window. Janelle Monae, dancing.

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The world premiere of Midnight Movie written by Eve Leigh and directed by Rachel Bagshaw runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Wednesday 27 November 2019 – Saturday 21 December 2019, with press night on Tuesday 3 December 2019, 7pm.

Nadia Nadarajah and Tom Penn will perform in the production, with design by Cecile Tremolieres, lighting and video design by Joshua Pharo and Sarah Readman, sound design by Nwando Ebizie and dramaturgy by Matilda Ibini.

Midnight Movie was developed whilst on a Royal Court residency and with the support of producer Matt Maltby, Unlimited, and Arts Council England. The production will be produced by the Royal Court in collaboration with Matt Maltby.

Midnight Movie is part of the Royal Court’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme, supported by Jerwood Arts.

For more information and to book tickets, visit the show page here.