“People find me. When it’s dark.”
A woman locked in a windowless cell, with no memory as to who she is, or how she arrived there.
When spiritualist medium Mrs Lyall requires a new assistant, this nameless woman seems the perfect candidate.
But as the woman’s past begins to reveal itself, so do new powers neither are prepared for.
“Matter may decay, but the spirit persists. The energy we exude remains.”
The Glow was the 2018 Pinter Commission, an award given annually by Lady Antonia Fraser to support a new commission at the Royal Court Theatre.
Alistair McDowall’s previous work at the Royal Court includes all of it, X and Talk Show (Open Court). Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone directs.
The Glow has been generously supported with a lead gift from Charles Holloway.
Post-show Talk Tue 8 Feb
A Q&A with writer Alistair McDowall. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.
"He’s interested only in writing plays that absolutely have to be plays, that fully exploit theatre’s unique potential as a live, collective experience."
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Mon – Sat: 7:30pm
Thu & Sat matinees: 2:30pm (from 29 Jan)
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Captioned: Wed 9, 16, 23 Feb at 7:30pm
Relaxed Environment: Sat 26 Feb at 2:30pm
BSL Interpreted: Wed 2 March at 7:30pm
Audio Described: Sat 5 March at 2:30pm (Touch Tour at 1pm)
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Image credit: Albert von Schrenck-Notzing
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- Concessions First look Preview Press Night Matinee Captioned Audio-described Show all
Mon 24 Jan 7.30pm
Thu 27 Jan 7.00pm
Fri 28 Jan 7.30pm
Sat 29 Jan 7.30pm
Mon 31 Jan 7.30pm
Tue 1 Feb 7.30pm
Thu 3 Feb 7.30pm
Fri 4 Feb 7.30pm
Sat 5 Feb 7.30pm
Mon 7 Feb 7.30pm
Tue 8 Feb 7.30pm
Post Show Talk. Free with a ticket for this evening’s performance.
Thu 10 Feb 7.30pm
Fri 11 Feb 7.30pm
Sat 12 Feb 7.30pm
Mon 14 Feb 7.30pm
Tue 15 Feb 7.30pm
Thu 17 Feb 7.30pm
Fri 18 Feb 7.30pm
Sat 19 Feb 7.30pm
Mon 21 Feb 7.30pm
Tue 22 Feb 7.30pm
Thu 24 Feb 7.30pm
Fri 25 Feb 7.30pm
Sat 26 Feb 7.30pm
Mon 28 Feb 7.30pm
Tue 1 Mar 7.30pm
Wed 2 Mar 7.30pm
This performance will be BSL Interpreted.
Thu 3 Mar 7.30pm
Fri 4 Mar 7.30pm
Sat 5 Mar 7.30pm