Exactly what it says on the tin: a different surprise performance each night, from writers and theatre-makers with thrillingly distinctive voices. That’s all we’re saying.
Every Monday and Tuesday nights during Open Court, there will be a different surprise performance from a diverse and wide-ranging field of writers and theatre-makers; each creating a unique one-off performance, which will remain a mystery to its audience right up until the lights go down.
Each surprise will be performed twice-nightly and the performance will be live-streamed and available to view for the duration of the festival on the Royal Court website.
Age Guidance 14+
“Most of the time we go to the theatre having read a review or two, or seen the theatre’s flyer, or heard about the play from a friend. It can feel as if we are just sitting through the experience we more or less knew we were going to have – very different from that magic feeling, as children perhaps, of waiting for a curtain to go up and not knowing what was going to happen. I’ve often thought how I’d like a theatre where there was something different every night and you never knew what to expect. A theatre of the unknown, a surprise theatre.” Caryl Churchill, Playwright
Surprise Menu, Court Canteen
Start your Surprise evening at our communal canteen table with an exclusive menu revealed only when dinner is served.
For the adventurous foodie.
Monday & Tuesdays. Sittings at 6pm & 7.45pm.
£15 per head. Includes main, dessert & beer/wine/soft drink.
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