The Get OutPublished on Thu 10 Jul 2014
THE GET OUT
ROYAL COURT THEATRE
The Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court hosts a new late revue style show from Thursday 31 July – Saturday 2 August conceived by writers Robin French and Anthony Neilson.
Compiled and created by a core team of Royal Court writers, submissions are open to anyone who has worked at the Royal Court Theatre in any capacity whether having had a main house play staged or working in the kitchen.
“There is no restrictions on form or content. Anything is acceptable in any medium – songs, monologues, puppetry – if it can be performed on stage, we’ll consider it for inclusion. Our aim is to create a revue show that is unique in tone, innovative in form and reflective of the Royal Court Theatre.’ says Anthony Neilson.
Anthony and Robin will then spend a week working with a company of six actors to create a night of stories, sketches, short plays, theatre, satire and slightly off-kilter comedy in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.
Robin French’s first play, Bear Hug was produced as part of the Royal Court’s Young Writers Festival in 2004. He is currently writer in residence for Birmingham Repertory Theatre. His most recent credits include short film Crocodile, which won the Canal+ Award at Cannes this year. He is also co-creator and writer of the hit BBC show, Cuckoo, the second series of which will broadcast in early August.
Anthony Neilson’s credits at the Royal Court include Narrative, Get Santa!, Relocated, The Wonderful World of Dissocia (winner Best Production in both the TMA and Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland), Heredity, The Lying Kind and The Censor, which won the Writers Guild and Time Out Award.
Last year, Anthony Neilson worked with six writers in The Big Idea: Collaboration, as part of the Open Court Festival in Vicky Featherstone’s first season. Writers E.V. Crowe, Vivienne Franzmann, Robin French, Joel Horwood, Janice Okoh and DC Moore spent two weeks rehearsing with Anthony with a cast of actors to create six thirty minute devised pieces, which were performed in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.
The Get Out
Thurs 31 July – Sat 2 August 9pm
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
Age Guidance 14+
For more information, please contact Anna Evans on 020 7565 5063 [email protected]