The Woods

by Robert Alan Evans

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Wed 05 Sep - Sat 20 Oct 2018

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“Why you always got to dig things up?”

A cabin deep in the woods.
A lost boy buried in the snow.
A lone woman.
And her wolf.

“You think you could keep him?
You know where that ends up.
Don’t you.
You no good with kids.”

The Woods sees Robert Alan Evans return to the Royal Court with this new play directed by Lucy Morrison. Lucy’s previous work for the Royal Court includes Plaques & Tangles, Live Lunch, Who Cares, and Pests.

The Big Idea: Robert Alan Evans in Conversation
Tue 18 Sep, post-show
Writer Robert Alan Evans will be in conversation with Royal Court Young Agitators. The event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

ReAct: The Woods
Sat 13 Oct, 9.45pm
Royal Court Young Agitators and young performers aged 18-25 have collaborated with writer Robert Alan Evans and director Lucy Morrison to create a response piece to The Woods.

Their process has included an overnight stay on the set of The Woods and creating their work at the Royal Court over five days.

Insight Workshop: The Woods
Led by Robert Alan Evans, writer of The Woods, and Lucy Morrison, Royal Court Associate Director and director of The Woods. The workshops will explore the form of the fairytale, looking at why fairytales endure and how they can be used as theatrical devices.

Young Court Friends* ages 16-25 years | Thu 20 Sep, 6pm-7.30pm
Ages 26+ | Thu 4 Oct, 6pm-7.30pm

*To become a Young Court Friend for free, click here.

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“Lesley Sharp gives a stunning performance in this chokingly intense gothic.”

Time Out | Holly Williams Read full review

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"It draws us into a dark world with careful sympathy and imagination."

Financial Times l Sarah Hemming Read full review

★ ★ ★ ★

“A blazingly acted and triumphantly imagined piece of new writing.”

The Arts Desk | Aleks Sierz Read full review

“Lesley Sharp gives a compelling performance.”

Evening Standard | Fiona Mountford

“Harrowing and hallucinatory… A remarkable production from director Lucy Morrison & designer Naomi Dawson.”

The Stage | Fergus Morgan

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Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Mon – Sat: 7.45pm (except 11 Sep 7pm)
Thu & Sat mats: 3pm (from 13 Sep)

Captioned: Fri 5 Oct 7.45pm
Audio Described: Sat 13 Oct 3pm (Touch tour 1.30pm)

Running time: approx. 85mins (with no interval)

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Age Guidance: 14+


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