Ding Dong the Wicked

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A child is shut in her room, a dog is dead in the road, someone is kissing her brother in law. A family locked in hatred is sending a son to war. And meanwhile in another country… Ding Dong the Wicked, a new short play by Caryl Churchill will run in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court between 1 and 13 October as an addition to the Royal Court's autumn season. The thirty minute play will be directed by Royal Court Artistic Director, Dominic Cooke and take place around the evening's performance of Caryl Churchill's main stage play Love and Information, with matinee and late night showings on certain days. “It's been 40 years since the Royal Court first staged a play by Caryl Churchill and in that time she has led the way in reinventing our notion of what a play can be. Ding Dong the Wicked is as fresh and unusual as anything she's written and while it differs from Love and Information in content and form, to see both plays in one night will be an inspiring evening. This is the fourth play of Caryl's that I've directed and I can't wait”. Dominic Cooke Caryl Churchill is one of the UK's most influential playwrights and her association with the Royal Court dates back to 1972 with her play Owners. Her plays at the Royal Court include Seven Jewish Children, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You, Top Girls, This is a Chair, Far Away, A Number, Cloud Nine, Serious Money and this season, "Love and Information": www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/love-and-information. Artistic Director of the Royal Court Dominic Cooke directs. His recent credits at the Court include In Basildon, Chicken Soup with Barley, for which he was nominated for an Evening Standard Award, and the multi award-winning production of Clybourne Park for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award. He will also be directing Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney and In the Republic of Happiness by Martin Crimp this season. Running time: 30 minutes *Booking for Friends and Supporters opens on Tue 4 Sep at 1pm. General Booking opens on Wed 5 Sep at 1pm.*


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