The Get Out
A new late-night revue style show conceived by writers Robin French and Anthony Neilson.
Anthony and Robin will then spend a week working with a company of six actors to create a night of stories, sketches, short plays, theatre, satire and slightly off-kilter comedy in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.
Compiled and created by a core team of Royal Court writers, submissions are open to anyone who has worked at the Royal Court Theatre in any capacity whether having had a main house play staged or working in the kitchen.
“There is no restriction on form or content. Anything is acceptable in any medium – songs, monologues, puppetry – if it can be performed on stage, we’ll consider it for inclusion. Our aim is to create a revue show that is unique in tone, innovative in form and reflective of the Royal Court Theatre” says Anthony Neilson.
Robin French’s first play, Bear Hug was produced as part of the Royal Court’s Young Writers Festival in 2004. He is currently writer in residence for Birmingham Repertory Theatre. His most recent credits include short film Crocodile, which premiered at Cannes this year. He often writes for film and television with Kieron Quirke, including Roomates, and, most recently, the hit BBC sitcom, Cuckoowhich has its second series currently in development.
Anthony Neilson’s credits at the Royal Court include Narrative, Get Santa!, Relocated, The Wonderful World of Dissocia (winner Best Production in both the TMA and Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland), Heredity, The Lying Kind and The Censor, which won the Writers Guild and Time Out Award.
Last year, Anthony Neilson worked with six writers on a similar project in The Big Idea: Collaboration, as part of the Open Court Festival in Vicky Featherstone’s first season. Writers E.V. Crowe, Vivienne Franzmann, Robin French, Joel Horwood, Janice Okoh and DC Moore spent two weeks rehearsing with Anthony with a cast of actors to create a thirty minute devised piece, which was performed in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.
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