The Prudes

by Anthony Neilson

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Wed 18 Apr - Sat 02 Jun 2018

Jess and Jimmy haven’t done it in a year. Fourteen months and four days to be exact.

It’s definitely not the seven year itch – they’ve been together nine.

Now they’re coming together in a last-ditch effort to re-boot their sex life and save their relationship. But a lot has changed in a year; for them and for the world.

The Prudes is a comedy about relationships in the current sexual climate; and a vicious satire on the male response to it.

Anthony Neilson returns to the Royal Court following 2016’s Unreachable. His other previous work includes Narrative, Relocated and The Lying Kind.

Anthony Neilson on Writing
Rehearsal Room, Royal Court Theatre
Workshops exploring Anthony Nielson’s rehearsal techniques and journey towards sharing his work with an audience. An exclusive opportunity to experience the work of The Prudes writer and director first hand. Free but booking required.

Ages 26+ | Mon 14 May, 7.30pm – 9pm
Young Court Friends* ages 18-25 | Fri 18 May, 6pm – 7.30pm

*To book you will need to be a Young Court Friend & sign in to your online account. To join the Young Court Friends scheme for free, click here.

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“Anthony Neilson's smart, sketchy, amusing, awkward, stimulating two-hander”

The Times | Dominic Maxwell Read full review

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"Very funny... O'Neill is hilarious"

The Independent | Paul Taylor Read full review

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“It makes your toes curl, and makes you laugh loud, and often"

The Stage | Sam Marlowe Read full review

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“A veritable feast of silliness, wit and satire, The Prudes inspires laughter throughout”

The Upcoming | Laura Foulger Read full review

"O’Neill and Russell are flat-out brilliant"

Time Out | Andrzej Lukowski

“Likely to make you cringe with laughter. It’s a damning, riotous and occasionally raw glimpse of the upheaving dynamics of men and women today”

WhatsOnStage | Daisy Bowie-Sell

“Jonjo O’Neill and Sophie Russell have great onstage empathy and excellent comic timing”

The Arts Desk | Aleks Sierz

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Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Mon – Sat: 7.45pm (except 24 Apr 7pm)
Thu & Sat mats: 3pm (from 26 Apr)

Captioned: Wed 9 May 7.45pm

Running time: approx. 1hr 15mins, with no interval

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Age Guidance: 14+


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