Bad Roads

by Natal’ya Vorozhbit l Translated by Sasha Dugdale

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Fri 01 Apr 2022

Part of In Solidarity – a day of readings and a live stream in solidarity with Ukrainian theatre artists.

Watch the livestream here.

A staged reading of Ukrainian playwright Natalya Vorozhbits seminal play, produced by the Royal Court to huge acclaim in 2017. Bad Roads documents Russias 2014 invasion of Crimea and Donbas. 

A journalist takes a research trip to the front line.
Teenage girls wait for soldiers on benches.
A medic mourns her lover killed in action.

Bad Roads is heart-breaking and powerful study of what it is to live in a time of war.

Performed by Rory Keenan, Anne Lacey, Mike Noble, Danusia Samal, Dawn Sievewright, Eileen Walsh and Alan Williams.
Directed by Vicky Featherstone.

Join us for On the War 10 short readings by Theater of Playwrights, Kyiv in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at 2.30pm and 5.30pm on the same day. More info

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs


Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes, no interval

Tickets: £8

We are keeping ticket prices for the readings to a minimum to encourage bookers to donate to Unicef UKs fundraising appeal to protect children in Ukraine. Donate now.

We would also like to signpost the work being done by other organisations who have been brought to our attention. More info here.

This event will also be available to watch live online on the Royal Court Theatre and The Guardian website at 8pm on Friday 1 April and for a week after the initial event.




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