A Sister co-production

Hope has a Happy Meal

by Tom Fowler

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Sat 03 Jun - Sat 08 Jul 2023

“Hope? Hope, is that you?”

Years and years ago, Hope disappeared. Now, she’s back. To find something she left behind.

But in the People’s Republic of Koka Kola – a world of dwindling resources, corruption and corporate giants – what happens to Hope?

Follow Hope on a surreal and frenetic quest through a hyper-capitalist country in this new play by Tom Fowler, directed by Royal Court Associate Director, Lucy Morrison.

Hope has a Happy Meal is a co-production with SISTER.

Post-show Talk Tue 13 June

A Q&A with writer Tom Fowler. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

★ ★ ★ ★

'Equal parts quirky road-movie and biting satire'

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'Tom Fowler’s new work proves we are in the hands of a writer with a knack for comedy as well as a cast who can deliver on it'

The Guardian

★ ★ ★ ★

'Whether it’s to analyse brilliant writing, watch some stellar actors do their thing, I’d highly recommend you taking a trip to the Royal Court Theatre'

Lost in Theatreland

'A surreal, engrossing satire'

Time Out

'A theatrical spectacle... Fowler’s writing zips off the page'


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Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Mon – Sat: 7.45pm (except 9 Jun, 7pm) 

Thu & Sat matinees: 3pm 

Age recommendation: 14+.

Running time: 1 hour 35 minutes, with no interval and no re-entry.

This show contains strobe, haze, smoking on stage, flashing lights, very loud and sudden noise, including gun shots, strong language and staged violence that some may find distressing. Please see Content Warnings and Self-Care Guide below for more information.

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Captioned: Wed 28 Jun, 7.45pm

Relaxed Environment: Sat 8 Jul, 3pm

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