Grimly Handsome

By Julia Jarcho

Grimly Handsome Top / Details / Extras / The Company
Wed 06 Dec - Sat 23 Dec 2017

£12 Monday tickets will go onsale online at 9am every Monday during the run. More info here

“Last night I woke up and found that I was not at home. And I was not wearing my own clothes. And then I wasn’t sure. Maybe they were my clothes, and I was someone else.”

In an unnamed American city, two strangers sell Christmas trees on the sidewalk; two cops work to solve a killing spree; and a young woman finds herself transforming in ways she could never have imagined.

A darkly comic thriller exploring the margins of a city and the violent fantasies they inspire.

In this new production of Jarcho’s Obie Award-winning play, Sam Pritchard and Chloe Lamford collaborate to reimagine the play as a series of installations inside The Site, a new space at the Royal Court.

Obie Award Winner: Best New American Play (2013)

★ ★ ★ ★

"Gripping Lynchian nightmare gets under the skin"

Lyn Gardner | The Guardian Read full review

★ ★ ★ ★

"There’s a hint of film noir fun to proceedings, and several nods to screwball Coen Brothers comedy too… It’s baffling. It’s borderline barmy. But it’s also kind of brilliant"

Fergus Morgan | The Stage Read full review

★ ★ ★ ★

"One of the most imaginative stagings produced this year"

Connor Campbell | The Upcoming

"This gleeful exercise in inventive strangeness is the Royal Court’s Christmas gift to us all"

Andrzej Lukowski | Time Out

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The Site, Royal Court Theatre

Mon – Sat: 8pm (except 8 Dec 7pm)
Thu & Sat mats: 4pm (from 9 Dec)

Running time: approximately 1 hr 30 mins

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