By Simon Longman

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Wed 31 Jan - Sat 10 Mar 2018

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

Many performances are currently sold out. If tickets for future performances become available they will be released online at 10:30am Mon – Sat.

“Land beneath our feet. Got all our blood inside it hasn’t it? All that time. Belongs to us.”

On a farm in the middle of nowhere, sisters Becky and Anna try to hold their family together after the death of their mother.

Time is always moving somewhere – but here it’s very quiet.

When they discover a stranger wandering aimlessly across the land, the three establish an unlikely partnership in their determination to survive.

We’ll be alright. Like you said. Some lambs. Some life.”

Gundog is part of the Royal Court’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Big Idea: Simon Longman in Conversation
Wed 21 Feb, post-show
Writer Simon Longman in conversation with the Royal Court Young Agitators. The event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

Writer Simon Longman makes his debut at the Royal Court with the production directed by Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone. Simon took part in the Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writer’s Programme in 2013 and has since won the Channel 4 Playwright’s Scheme. His produced work includes White Sky (Royal Court/RWCMD) and Sparks (Old Red Lion).

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“Bleakly beautiful… A compelling tale of rural life”

The Guardian | Lyn Gardner Read full review

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"A beautiful and truthful thing"

WhatsOnStage | Daisy Bowie-Sell Read full review

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“Gundog is beautiful in its composition and epic in its execution. It surely is not one to miss”

Broadway World | Alistair Wilkinson Read full review

“Raw, bleak and humane”

The Stage | Nastasha Tripney

“Ria Zmitrowicz as abrasive Becky finds humour in unlikely places, and Alec Secareanu has a wounded, brooding fascination as taciturn foreigner Guy”

Evening Standard | Henry Hitchings

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“A visually stunning performance of Simon Longman’s script”

Miro Magazine | Daniel Perks

“A lovely lyricism”

Exeunt | Rosemary Waugh

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Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Mon – Sat: 7.45pm (except 6 & 7 Feb 7pm)
Thu & Sat mats: 3pm (from 10 Feb)
Captioned: Tue 6 Mar 7.45pm

Running time: 1hr 40mins (approx.)

Trigger warnings for productions

Age Guidance: 14+


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