Sixty Years New
In 1956 George Devine founded the Royal Court. He called for a theatre ‘where the experimentalists of the modern era may be seen’, with ‘hard-hitting, uncompromising writers’, where ‘their works are stimulating, provocative and exciting’, not ‘bringing the dramatist of the past into focus for the present’, but giving attention to the future.
60 years on the Royal Court is still striving to do the very same thing.
We spoke to writers, directors, actors and associates about their experiences of the Royal Court.