We’re a three headed bitch.
We’ve been guarding the gates.
Now we’re throwing them open.”
A hole in the ground. They’re forcing their way out.
They’re singing. They’re moving. And they’re taking up space.
“This is a take over. We’re taking over.
You came here to look.
We’re giving you something to watch.”
Ellie Kendrick’s debut play asks how power is created and is directed by Helen Goalen and Abbi Greenland (from the award-winning company RASHDASH).
Hole is part of the Royal Court’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
The Big Idea: Post-show Talk | Tue 11 Dec
Writer Ellie Kendrick and members of the company in conversation with Royal Court Young Agitators.
In Conversation with Ellie Kendrick | Thu 10 Jan, 6.30pm
A free Q&A event with writer Ellie Kendrick in the Samuel French Bookshop in our Balcony Bar.
Led by Hole writer Ellie Kendrick. Ellie took part in the Young Writers’ Programme, and an invitational group led by E.V. Crowe in 2016, during which this play was written.
Young Court Friends* aged 16-18 | Wed 12 Dec, 6pm-7.30pm
Young Court Friends* aged 19-25 | Thu 13 Dec, 6pm-7.30pm
Ages 26+ | Fri 14 Dec, 6pm-7.30pm
To become a Young Court Friend for free, click here.
"Inventively staged and vigorously performed by its six-strong cast"
The Guardian | Michael Billington
"Rubyyy Jones is mesmeric"
The Telegraph | Claire Allfree
"Powered by a terrific group of female performers"
Time Out | Andrzej Lukowski
"A ferocious debut of piercing beauty and delicious wit"
The Stage | Sam Marlowe
"The play's anger is palpable but it's also empowering and entertaining"
WhatsOnStage | Jo Caird
"Shockingly powerful, menacing and occasionally disturbing"
The Arts Desk | Aleks Sierz
"Operates like an all- female cosmic cabaret, and one whose rocket fuel is rage."
Stagedoor | Lyn Gardner
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Mon – Sat: 7.45pm (except 4 Dec 7pm)
Captioned: Wed 2 Jan 7.45pm
Running time: approx. 65 mins (with no interval)
Age Guidance: 14+
The show contains strobe lighting.
Emotive content: We generally avoid giving too much away about new plays at the Royal Court. However if there are certain themes that you know would cause you distress and you’d like to speak to one of the Royal Court team to find out more about Hole before you attend, you can call the Box Office on 020 7565 5000 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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