Jumpy (at the Duke of York's Theatre)
The Royal Court Theatre returns to its previous West End home, the Duke of Yorkâ€™s Theatre, with Posh, Jumpy and Constellations – three of the biggest hits in its history. Ambassador Theatre Group will join forces with Royal Court Theatre Productions to present this 2012 West End season.
A mother, a wife, and fifty, Hilary once protested at Greenham. Now her protests tend to focus on persuading her teenage daughter to go out fully clothed.
A frank and funny family drama.
April De Angelisâ€™ work at the Royal Court includes Catch (a collaboration with four other female playwrights) and Wild East. Her credits elsewhere include A Gloriously Mucky Business (Lyric Hammersmith); Calais (Paines Plough/Oran Mor); Country(Terror Season, Southwark Playhouse); an adaptation of Wuthering Heights (Birmingham Rep Theatre); A Laughing Matter (Out of Joint Theatre Company, National Theatre); The Warwickshire Testimony (RSC, The Other Place); The Positive Hour (Out of Joint Theatre/National Tour) and Playhouse Creatures (Sphinx Theatre Company, later revived by Old Vic Theatre).
Nina Raine directs. Both a writer and a director, her last play at the Royal Court, Tribes, was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Play and an Evening Standard Award for Best New Play. She also directed Alia Banoâ€™s Shades at the Royal Court in 2009, which went on to win Evening Standard and Criticsâ€™ Circle awards. Her other credits include Tiger Country (Hampstead Theatre), which she both wrote and directed, and her debut play Rabbit (Old Red Lion, Trafalgar Studios, 59E59 New York) which won the Evening Standard and Criticsâ€™ Circle Awards for Most Promising Playwright.
Tamsin Greig returns to the role for which she won universal critical acclaim. Her other recent theatre credits include The Little Dog Laughed, for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award, and God of Carnage (both West End), and Gethsemane (National Theatre). She played Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing at the RSC for which she won Olivier and Criticsâ€™ Circle Awards. Her TV credits include Episodes, White Heat, Friday Night Dinner, Black Books, Green Wing, The Diary of Anne Frank, Love Soup and the BBC adaptation of Jane Austenâ€™s Emma. She received a BIFA nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Tamara Drewe.
Running Time 2hrs 15mins approx including one interval
Royal Court Rate Â£52.50 reduced to Â£45 on selected dates
Multi-show Rate Â£52.50 and Â£45 reduced to Â£35 when booking both “Posh“: www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/posh-west-end and Jumpy on selected dates
Both offers available for:
7.30pm performances: 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 27, 29, 30, 31 Aug, 3, 4, 10, 11 Sep; 2.30pm performances: 25, 29 Aug, 1, 5, 12 Sep
Offers subject to ticket availability.
The Royal Court is selling an allocation of seats per performance, across all price bands. Further tickets for both productions will be available from “Ambassadors Theatre Group”: www.royalcourtatdukes.com and other ticket agencies from Friday 16 March.
20 Day Seats are available for every performance from 10am at the Duke Of York’s Theatre, St Martin’s Lane. Maximum of 2 per person, Â£10 each.
For Access bookings please contact 0844 871 7677 or email [email protected]
Performances 29 August – 8 September take place during the London Paralympics, so please check your travel routes in advance to make sure you can get to and from the Duke of York’s Theatre safely. The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) and Transport for London (TfL) have released a special travel guide for theatre goers during this summerâ€™s Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is available on the “Official London Theatre website”:www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/theatre2012 and on the “TfL website”:www.tfl.gov.uk/london2012.
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