“Two bombs in one day is a foul coincidence”
“Don’t forget the lightning strike”
A normal day.
A person stands in the market square watching the world go by.
What happens next verges on the ridiculous.
There’s ice cream. Sunshine. Shops. Some dogs. A wedding. Bombs. Candles. Blood. Lightning. Sandwiches. Snipers. Looting. Gunshots. Babies. Actors. Azaleas. Famine. Fountains. Statues. Atrocities.
And tanks. (Probably).
Rory Mullarkey’s new play asks whether things really are getting worse. And if we care.
“[Someone screaming]: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH”
Rory returns to the Royal Court following his debut here with The Wolf from the Door in 2014. In the same year, he was awarded the George Devine Award, the Pinter Commission, and the James Tait Black Prize for Drama.
Sam Pritchard’s previous work for the Royal Court includes Grimly Handsome and B.
Insight Workshop: Pity
Led by Sam Pritchard, Royal Court Associate Director and director of Pity.
Young Court Friends* ages 14-18 | Fri 27 Jul, 6pm-7.30pm | Booking opens Fri 13 Jul at noon
Young Court Friends* ages 19-25 | Mon 23 Jul, 6pm-7.30pm | Booking opens Mon 9 Jul at noon
Ages 26+ | Wed 25 Jul, 6pm-7.30pm | Booking opens Wed 11 Jul at noon
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Choose a date
- Concessions First look Preview Press Night Matinee Captioned Audio-described Show all
Mon 16 Jul 7.30pm
Thu 19 Jul 7.30pm
Fri 20 Jul 7.30pm
Sat 21 Jul 7.30pm
Mon 23 Jul 7.30pm
Tue 24 Jul 7.30pm
Wed 25 Jul 7.30pm
Thu 26 Jul 7.30pm
Fri 27 Jul 7.30pm
Sat 28 Jul 7.30pm
Mon 30 Jul 7.30pm
Wed 1 Aug 7.30pm
Thu 2 Aug 7.30pm
Fri 3 Aug 7.30pm
Sat 4 Aug 2.30pm
This performance is accessible for blind or partially sighted customers. The touch tour will be at 1pm.
Sat 4 Aug 7.30pm
Mon 6 Aug 7.30pm
Tue 7 Aug 7.30pm
Wed 8 Aug 7.30pm
Thu 9 Aug 7.30pm
Fri 10 Aug 7.30pm
Sat 11 Aug 7.30pm