Royal Court Theatre New Season Announced: February – August 2019

Published on Mon 22 Oct 2018

Season news (in chronological order);

  • Superhoe written and performed by Nicôle Lecky and directed by Jade Lewis in a co-production with Talawa Theatre Company will run in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Wednesday 30 January 2019 to Saturday 16 February 2019.
  • Cyprus Avenue written by David Ireland and directed by Vicky Featherstone returns to the Royal Court for a run in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs Thursday 14 February 2019 – Saturday 16 March 2019.
  • Inside Bitch conceived by Stacey Gregg and Deborah Pearson. Devised by Lucy Edkins, Jennifer Joseph, TerriAnn Oudjar and Jade Small in a co-production with Clean Break will run in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Wednesday 27 February 2019 – Saturday 23 March 2019.
  • Brexit Big Band & Leavers’ Assembly Matthew Herbert’s unique and ambitious Big Band of British and European musicians as well as a large community choir will perform a concert alongside other events, including a Leavers’ Assembly, to mark the weekend the UK leaves the EU on 29 & 30 March 2019. More details to be announced.
  • Dismantle This Room co-created by Royal Court Trainee Director Milli Bhatia, Ingrid Marvin and Nina Segal produced in association with the Bush Theatre presented in April 2019.
  • Winsome Pinnock announced as seventh writer in Passages: A Windrush Celebration seven monologue films curated by Lynette Linton screened in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs on 13 April 2019 along with panel events and festivities. Produced by Christopher Haydon, Black Apron Entertainment, Misfit films and the Royal Court Theatre.
  • Pah-La, written by Abhishek Majumdar and directed by Debbie Hannan will run in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Wednesday 03 April 2019 – Saturday 27 April 2019.
  • White Pearl written by Anchuli Felicia King and directed by Nana Dakin will run in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs Friday 10 May 2019 – Saturday 15 June 2019.
  • salt. written and performed by Selina Thompson and directed by Dawn Walton will run in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Tuesday 14 May 2019 – Saturday 01 June 2019.
  • the end of history… written by Jack Thorne and directed by Royal Court Associate Director John Tiffany will run in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs Thursday 27 June 2019 – Saturday 10 August 2019.
  • seven methods of killing kylie jenner written by Jasmine Lee-Jones and directed by Royal Court Trainee Director Milli Bhatia will run in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Thursday 04 July 2019 – Saturday 27 July 2019.
  • From May 2019 the Royal Court Theatre commits to running a weekly captioned performance on all their shows post press night alongside the usual access performances.

Writer opportunities;

  • The Royal Court Theatre and Kudos collaborate on new Writing Fellowships – Three £10,000 bursaries have been generated to support writers already establishing their careers who are encountering barriers to getting their work developed and produced in theatre and television because of class, disability, education, ethnicity, gender identity or geography.
  • The Royal Court Theatre announces a special focus for its 2019 International Residency for Emerging Playwrights. For the first time since its inception thirty years ago the Residency will be offered to 10 European playwrights – marking the year Brexit is scheduled to happen.
  • Writers announced for the third instalment of the Playwright’s Podcast hosted by Royal Court Theatre Associate Playwright Simon Stephens include Jez Butterworth, David Eldridge, Peter Gill, Zinnie Harris, Winsome Pinnock and Laura Wade. Released Winter 2018.

Tickets for the new season go on sale to Friends on Friday 26 October 2018 at 12 noon and to the general public on Tuesday 30 October 2018 at 12 noon 2018 020 7565 5000 /

Become a Friend for £35 to get advanced booking and early access to all £12 Monday performances in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

Commenting on the new season Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone said;

“Theatre is a civic space – a space to hold, challenge and illuminate the questions of our times whether personal, national or global. This season does that. We are honoured at the Royal Court that these writers, theatre-makers and musicians are trusting their unflinching, yet often vulnerable stories and journeys with us to place before you – so we may be enlightened, shocked, entertained, moved and changed. Many of these artists have never worked with us before, many are at the start of their journey and others more experienced are returning to the very personal to make sense of where we are right now. We are honoured to give them our building.” 

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