The Cane

by Mark Ravenhill

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Thu 06 Dec - Sat 26 Jan 2019 / £12 - £95 Limited Availability

Best availability for performances between 22 Dec – 2 Jan. Plus £12 tickets for Monday performances are released at 9am online on the day. Find out more about £12 Monday tickets here.

“It will be the biggest send off any teacher has ever had. No teacher is as loved”

After 45 years as a dedicated teacher, Edward is looking forward to the imminent celebration to mark his retirement. But his home is under siege. A mob of angry students have gathered. A brick has been thrown through the window, he and his wife haven’t left the house for six days, and now his estranged daughter has arrived with her own questions.

“Why would they attack the most popular teacher in the school?”

Mark Ravenhill’s previous work for the Royal Court includes Over There (& Schaubühne, Berlin), Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat and Shopping and Fucking.

Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone directs.

Mark Ravenhill at Samuel French Bookshop | Tue 18 Dec, pre-show from 6.30pm
Writer Mark Ravenhill will be signing copies of his plays in the Samuel French Bookshop in our Balcony Bar. This event is free and does not require a ticket.

The Big Idea: Post-show Talk | Tue 18 Dec
Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone in conversation with writer Mark Ravenhill. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

Support the Court performance | Tue 22 Jan
Proceeds from the performance will help to support the Royal Court’s writing groups which run throughout the year. Past facilitators include Mark Ravenhill. More details

 

 

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"A masterly and fascinating account of power"

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"Mark Ravenhill's best new play in an age"

Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out Read full review

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"Tense, provocative and very well directed by Vicky Featherstone"

Michael Billington, Guardian Read full review

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"Walker is completely, utterly enthralling"

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"A gripping new play... A riveting and complex moral drama"

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"The performances are simply sensational... Utterly terrific"

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"Clever, witty and slyly provocative"

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"Acted with gripping power and precision"

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Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

Mon – Sat: 7.30pm (except 12 Dec 7pm)
Thu & Sat mats: 2.30pm (from 15 Dec)

Captioned: Tue 8 Jan & Fri 18 Jan 7.30pm
Audio Described: Sat 19 Jan 2.30pm (Touch tour 1pm)
Relaxed Performance: Mon 14 Jan 7.30pm

Running time: approx. 1hr 45 mins (with no interval)

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Support the Court performance – tickets include a complimentary glass of Prosecco on arrival, playtext and limited edition Royal Court tote bag.

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