by Joe Penhall

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Fri 22 Jun - Sat 11 Aug 2012

Lisa and Ed are having another baby. Determined to do things differently this time, it’s proving a bumpy ride. This is a whole new birth plan.

Joe Penhall’s audacious new play arrives kicking and screaming at the Royal Court.

Joe Penhall’s previous plays at the Royal Court include Haunted Child, his debut Some Voices, which won him the John Whiting Award and which he later adapted for film, premiering at Cannes in 2000 and Dumb Show in 2004. His other credits include Blue/Orange at the National Theatre, which transferred to the West End and for which he received Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards and Landscape with Weapon at the National Theatre. For film, he most recently adapted The Road by Cormac McCarthy. He also wrote the screenplay for Enduring Love and wrote the BBC 2 detective series Moses Jones.

Roger Michell directs. He most recently directed Nina Raine’s Tribes here in 2010. He started his career here in 1978 as Assistant Director to John Osborne and Samuel Beckett. His recent credits include Rope at the Almeida, Female of the Species in the West End, Betrayal and Old Times at the Donmar Warehouse, Landscape with Weapon, Honour, Blue/Orange, The Homecoming, Under Milk Wood and The Coup at the National Theatre and My Night With Reg at the Royal Court. His television credits include Omnibus, Persuasion, The Buddha of Suburbia, Downtown Lagos and his films include Morning Glory, Venus, Enduring Love, Changing Lanes and Notting Hill.

Running time 95mins approx, no interval.

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