Over 5 years of imprisonment Alan's life has been measured out in weekly visits from his family; slices of the normal life he's left behind. Everything will be so much better once he's finally out and back home for good. Won't it? A sharp and detailed portrayal of a man struggling to keep his head above water. Clare Lizzimore is a playwright and director based in London. Mint is her first play. As a director, her credits include Bull by Mike Bartlett at Sheffield Crucible, One Day When We Were Young by Nick Payne as part of the Paines Plough Roundabout Season, Lay Down Your Cross by Nick Payne at Hampstead Theatre. At the Royal Court, she directed Faces in the Crowd by Leo Butler in 2008 and has worked extensively with the International department. Age Guidance 14+ SPECIAL OFFER: Buy three or more plays from the Weekly Rep and save 20% (Top Price Full Price seats only) The text for Mint is available to download from Nick Hern Books "here": www.nickhernbooks.co.uk/Book/1527/Mint.html. After the performance of Mint on Friday 5th July The Royal Court will be hosting a free gig from Ramshackle Union Band in our Bar & Kitchen from 9.30pm, which all audience members are welcome to attend. For more information click "here": www.royalcourttheatre.com/project/ramshackle-union-band. Weekly Rep writers Clare Lizzimore, Suhayla El-Bushra and Alistair McDowall are part of the Royal Court's Jerwood New Playwrights programme, funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, which aims to discover and support the next generation of world class UK playwrights. Responding to the format of the Open Court season, the Programme takes a unique approach in supporting three short runs of these writers' plays instead of one full length production run.
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