In the Republic of Happiness

By Martin Crimp

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A family Christmas is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Uncle Bob. Who is he? Why has he come? Why does his wife stay out in the car? And what is the meaning of his long and outrageous message? All we can be sure of is that the world will never be the same again. A violent satire, In the Republic of Happiness is a provocative roll-call of contemporary obsessions. Martin Crimp's last play at the Royal Court was The City, directed by Katie Mitchell. His previous Royal Court credits include Attempts On Her Life, The Country, Face to the Wall, Fewer Emergencies, Advice to Iraqi Women, The Treatment, No One Sees the Video and a translation of The Chairs (with Complicité). Martin Crimp also created the new translation of Rhinoceros for the Royal Court. His credits elsewhere include Play House/Definitely the Bahamas, Cruel and Tender (Young Vic). His recent translations of plays have included Big and Small, starring Cate Blanchett (Sydney Theatre Company /Barbican as part of London 2012 Festival, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, Vienna Festival and Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen), The Misanthrope (Young Vic) and Pains of Youth (National Theatre). 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. Clybourne Park, which won writer Bruce Norris a Pulitzer Prize, opened at the Royal Court in September 2010 to critical acclaim before transferring to the West End. Credits elsewhere include The Comedy of Errors at the National Theatre, as well as adapting and directing Arabian Nights and Noughts and Crosses at the RSC. He will also be directing Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney this season in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs. !! "CDs and Playtext available from our bookshop": (UK postage only) Age Guidance 16+ Approx. running time: 1 hour 45 mins, no interval


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