ROYAL COURT THEATRE THE BIG IDEA PROGRAMME ANNOUCEMENT

Published on Thu 3 Sep 2015

PRESS RELEASE Wednesday 2 September 2015
ROYAL COURT THEATRE THE BIG IDEA PROGRAMME ANNOUCEMENT

THE BIG IDEA continues with a programme of talks, debates and events inspired by the work on stage.

Lela & Co.

By Cordelia Lynn
Directed by Jude Christian
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Thursday 3 September – Saturday 3 October 2015

The Royal Court Theatre announces three Big Ideas for Lela & Co., a new play by Royal Court debut playwright Cordelia Lynn.

Barrister Paramjit Ahluwalia and Rob Colvin from International Justice Mission join Amy Jasper from charity Stop the Traffik to take part in a panel discussion on the impact and consequences of the modern trade in human beings.

Playwright Cordelia Lynn will be in conversation with Royal Court Deputy Literary Manager Louise Stephens.

Poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz and singer Havva accompanied by The Milk Stouts will perform as part of an evening of spoken word and music focussing on women artists from first and second migrant and refugee communities in London.

Listings Information:
Lela & Co.
By Cordelia Lynn
Directed by Jude Christian
Thursday 3 September – Saturday 3 October 2015
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs , Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
Monday – Saturday 7.45pm
Saturday matinees (from 12 September) 3pm
Thursday matinees (from 17 September) 3pm
Captioned Performance Friday 2 October 7.45pm
Press Night Wednesday 9 September 7pm
Age Guidance 14+
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.

The Big Idea: Lela & Co.

Cordelia Lynn in conversation
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Wednesday 16 September, Post-show
Playwright Cordelia Lynn talks with Royal Court Deputy Literary Manager Louise Stephens

Panel Discussion: Human Capital
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Wednesday 30 September, 6.15pm
A panel discussion on the impact and consequences of the modern trade in human beings. The panel will include barrister Paramjit Ahluwalia, Rob Colvin from International Justice Mission, and Amy Jasper from charity Stop the Traffik. Chaired by Royal Court Associate Director Lucy Morrison.

This is Where I Live
Bar & Kitchen
Friday 2 October, Dinner from 9pm, Performances from 9.45pm
An evening of spoken word and music focussing on women artists from first and second migrant and refugee communities in London. Performers include poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz and singer Havva accompanied by The Milk Stouts. A set menu will be available, brought to you by Mazi Mas (www.mazimas.co.uk)

1989 Productions is a theatre company specialising in plays about human rights. Founded in 2014 by Allegra Nespoli and Pippa Howie, their aim is to create a platform to tell stories for and about those who are not able to speak out. They collaborate with emerging artists and writers to tell stories that may otherwise never be told, and in doing so strive to stage work that questions its audience. This is their first venture as a company and they are delighted to be collaborating with the Royal Court.

Hangmen

By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Matthew Dunster
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Thursday 10 September – Saturday 10 October 2015

The Royal Court Theatre announces three Big Ideas for Hangmen by Martin McDonagh.

Former Guardian crime correspondent Duncan Campbell will hold a talk on the fallibility of the British criminal justice system.

Director Matthew Dunster and members of the cast will be in conversation with Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone.

Playwrights Amber Hsu, Anders Lustgarten, Nathaniel Martello-White and A Zell Williams will have short plays they have written performed in secret locations around the building.

Listings Information:
Hangmen
By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Matthew Dunster
Thursday 10 September – Saturday 10 October 2015
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs , Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday matinees (from 19 September) 2.30pm
Thursday matinees (from 24 September) 2.30pm
Captioned Performance Wednesday 7 October, 7.30pm
Touch Tour Saturday 10 October, 1pm Audio Described Saturday 10 October, 2.30pm
Press Night Friday 18 September 7pm
Age Guidance 14+
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.

The Big Idea: Hangmen

The Miscarriage of Justice
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Tuesday 22 September, 6.15pm
A talk by writer and journalist Duncan Campbell, the former Guardian crime correspondent, on the fallibility of the British criminal justice system.

Cast and Director in conversation
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Wednesday 7 October, Post-show
Director Matthew Dunster and members of the cast in conversation with Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone.

It’s Like the 60s Never Happened
Various venues
Saturday 10 October, 12.15pm and 5.15pm
Short plays performed in secret locations around the building imagining a world where one of the major 1960s social, political or technological innovations never happened. Writers include Amber Hsu, Anders Lustgarten, Nathaniel Martello-White and A Zell Williams.

Plaques and Tangles

By Nicola Wilson
Directed by Lucy Morrison
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Wednesday 14 October – Saturday 21 November 2015

The Royal Court Theatre announces three Big Ideas for Plaques and Tangles, a new play by debut writer, Nicola Wilson.
Playwright and performer Rob Drummond will perform his play The Hole of My Heart which premiered in the Beehive pub as part of the Royal Court’s summer of events in Tottenham.

Playwright Nicola Wilson will be in conversation with Royal Court Associate Director, Lucy Morrison.

Consultant neurologist Professor Nick Fox holds a talk on familial Alzheimer’s disease.

Listings Information:

Plaques and Tangles
By Nicola Wilson
Directed by Lucy Morrison
Wednesday 14 October – Saturday 21 November 2015
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
Monday – Saturday 7.45pm
Saturday matinees (from 24 October) 3pm
Thursday matinees (from 22 October) 3pm
Captioned Performance Friday 6 November 7.45pm
Press Night Tuesday 20 October 7pm
Age Guidance 14+
Tickets £20. Mondays all seats £10 (available on day of performance from 9am online).
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.

The Big Idea: Plaques and Tangles

The Hole of My Heart
written and performed by Rob Drummond
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Tuesday 27 October, 6.15pm
When Rob was eight years old doctors found a hole in his heart and advised his parents he had only a few months to live.
Join him now in his thirty fourth year as he investigates his past medical health and examines the possibility of knowing his future with the help of human genome scientists in America who, for three thousand dollars, will tell him how he is likely to die.

Nicola Wilson in conversation
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Wednesday 28 October, Post-show
The playwright talks to Royal Court Associate Director Lucy Morrison.

Genetic Inheritance and Alzheimer’s Disease
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Wednesday 18 November, 6.15pm
A talk by consultant neurologist Professor Nick Fox on what we have learnt from familial Alzheimer’s disease.

RoosevElvis

Created by the TEAM
Directed by Rachel Chavkin
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Wednesday 21 October – Saturday 14 November 2015

The Royal Court Theatre announces The Big Idea for RoosevElvis by The TEAM. The TEAM ensemble members, Libby King and Kristen Sieh, will be in conversation with Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone.

Listings Information:

the TEAM’s
RoosevElvis
Created by Rachel Chavkin, Libby King, Jake Margolin, and Kristen Sieh, with Matt Hubbs, Andrew Schneider and Nick Vaughan
Directed by Rachel Chavkin
Wednesday 21 October – Saturday 14 November 2015
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs , Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday matinees (from 31 October) 2.30pm
Captioned Performance Wednesday 11 November 7.30pm
Touch Tour Saturday 14 November 1pm Audio Described Saturday 14 November 2.30pm Press Night Monday 26 October 7pm
Age Guidance 14+
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). 25s and under £12 (limited availability).

The Big Idea: RoosevElvis

The TEAM in conversation
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Friday 30 October, Post-show
Ensemble members Libby King and Kristen Sieh in conversation with Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone.

Linda

By Penelope Skinner
Directed by Michael Longhurst
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Wednesday 25 November 2015 – Saturday 9 January 2016

The Royal Court Theatre announces two Big Ideas for Linda by Penelope Skinner.

Sociologist Nirmal Puwar holds a talk on race, gender and bodies out of place.

Playwright Penelope Skinner in conversation with Royal Court Literary Manager Chris Campbell.

Listings Information:

Linda
By Penelope Skinner
Directed by Michael Longhurst
Wednesday 25 November 2015 – Saturday 9 January 2016
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday matinees (from 5 December) 2.30pm
Thursday matinees from (3 December) 2.30pm
Captioned Performance Tuesday 5 January 2016, 7.30pm
Touch Tour Saturday 9 January 1pm Audio Described Saturday 9 January 2.30pm
Relaxed Performance Saturday 19 December, 2.30pm
Press Night Tuesday 1 December 7pm
Age Guidance 14+
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). 25s and under £12 (limited availability).
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.
Following the Royal Court Theatre’s first relaxed performance of The Twits, a second relaxed performance for adults is programmed for Linda by Penelope Skinner. This production has an age recommendation of 14 and is not suitable for a younger audience.
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 [email protected]

The Big Idea: Linda

Space Invaders in Organisations
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Wednesday 9 December, 6.15pm
A talk by sociologist Nirmal Puwar on race, gender and bodies out of place.

Penelope Skinner in conversation
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Tuesday 15 December, Post-show
The playwright talks with Royal Court Literary Manager Chris Campbell

You For Me For You

By Mia Chung
Directed by Richard Twyman
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Thursday 3 December 2015 – Saturday 9 January 2016

The Royal Court Theatre announces the Big Idea for You For Me For You by Mia Chung.

Listings Information:
You For Me For You
By Mia Chung
Directed by Richard Twyman
Thursday 3 December 2015 – Saturday 9 January 2016
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
Monday – Saturday 7.45pm
Saturday matinees (from 12 December) 3pm
Thursday matinees from 10 December) 3pm
Captioned Performance 6 January 7.45pm
Press Night Tuesday 8 December 7pm
Age Guidance 14+
Tickets £20. Mondays all seats £10 (available on day of performance from 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) 25s and under £12 (limited availability).
Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate)
*ID required. All discounts subject to availability

The Big Idea: You For Me For You

Mia Chung in conversation
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Wednesday 9 December, Post-show
The playwright talks with Royal Court Associate Director (International) Richard Twyman