A Royal Court Theatre & Live Theatre co-production.

The Bounds

By Stewart Pringle

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The year is 1553, the true Golden Age of English football. It’s the Allen Valley Whitsun Game, and men will die today. 

This is the big game, and it’s been raging for hours. Percy and Rowan are out in the middle of nowhere, miles from the action, when a stranger joins them, a stranger with tidings that will blow their world apart.

Time passes. Night falls. The great chain of being collapses. And they’re losing the bloody football.

Written by Stewart Pringle and directed by Jack McNamara, The Bounds is a darkly comedic tale of national divides, folk horror and the end of the world as we know it. 

A Royal Court Theatre & Live Theatre co-production.

 

 

Special Event Series

Programmed alongside the London premier of Stewart Pringle’s The Bounds, join a whole host of special guests for exclusive panel discussions & events that dig deeper into the themes of the play.

Entry to these events is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

Writers Night: Northern Special | Tues 18 June

On Writers Nights we invite all participants of our writers’ programmes (past and present) to join us for a post-show social with drinks, snacks, and the opportunity to meet fellow creatives. This time, we’re having an open call for all writers to come to our Northern Special. Whether you’re a northern playwright in London, or a playwright wanting to find out more about opportunities in the North, any writer is welcome.

Creating The Bounds Wed 19 June

Stewart Pringle, writer, in conversation with Gillian Greer, Associate Playwright and Dramaturg

“Stick to football!” Wed 26 June

The history of football, politics and politics in football with Professor Steven Gunn, Rachael Welsh & special guests from across sports journalism and theatre.

What the F*lk Horror? Tue 2 July

A deep dive into folklore, horror and witchcraft with Stewart Pringle, Lydia Higman (Gunter) & Vinay Patel

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Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Monday – Friday: 3pm and 7.45pm

Saturdays: 2pm and 6.45pm

Running time: 90 minutes (no interval)

Age recommendation: 14+

This show contains flashing lights, use of haze and moments of darkness.

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Captioned: Fri 5 July, 7.45pm and Sat 6 July, 2pm

Relaxed Environment: Sat 6 July, 2pm

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