anatomy of a suicide

By Alice Birch

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Sat 03 Jun - Sat 08 Jul 2017

£12 Monday tickets are released online at 9am each Monday during the Royal Court run. For more info on our Monday tickets click here.

“My mother always said to Live Big.
Live as much as I could.”

Three generations of women.

For each, the chaos of what has come before brings with it a painful legacy.

“I have Stayed. I have Stayed – I have Stayed for as long as I possibly can.”

Writer Alice Birch (Revolt. She said. Revolt again, We Want You To Watch), continues her collaboration with director Katie Mitchell (2071, Ten Billion, Cleansed) following Ophelias Zimmer last year.

Anatomy of a Suicide is part of the Royal Court’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

The Big Idea:
writer Alice Birch and director Katie Mitchell will be in conversation post-show on Tuesday 13 June. Free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

Dialogue Club

Thu 29 June, 8pm (free but ticketed)

Dialogue Club works like a book group: see the show in your own time, then come and discuss what you thought with other audience members over drinks. Hosted by producer Jake Orr (founder and artistic director of A Younger Theatre).
Book your place here

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‘Birch has crafted a rich, haunting, technically dazzling script’

Andrzej Lukowski | Time Out Read full review

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‘Most productions require one viewing. Katie Mitchell’s staging of Alice Birch’s spellbinding and serious new drama is worth three.’

Maxie Szalwinska | The Sunday Times

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‘Alice Birch’s stunningly original new work.’

Georgina Brown | Mail On Sunday

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‘Hattie Morahan brilliantly vanishes... Adelle Leonce gives a beautifully judged performance... Kate O’Flynn is remarkable.’

Susannah Clapp | The Observer Read full review

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'This is a precise, cleverly staged and powerful drama supported by superb acting’

Ann Treneman | The Times

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'A sophisticated tapestry of generations and emotions'

Fiona Mountford | Evening Standard Read full review

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'Strikingly written and hauntingly performed '

Natasha Tripney | The Stage

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'...tightly-coiled and brilliantly acted production’

Sarah Crompton | WhatsOnStage Read full review

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'For two uninterrupted hours it kept me hooked’

The Guardian | Michael Billington Read full review

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'An exceptionally strong staging of an innovative piece of new writing.'

Aleks Sierz | The Arts Desk Read full review

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'It cements Alice Birch’s status as one of the UK’s leading playwrights.'

Jonathan Mahon-Heap | The Upcoming Read full review

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Mon – Sat: 7.30pm
Thu & Sat mats: 2.30pm

Running time: 2 hours [no interval]
Age guidance: 14+
Trigger warnings for productions

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