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George Devine’s 1956 vision of the Royal Court was of a ‘truly international theatre’ and in the early years of the English Stage Company the repertoire included new plays by writers such as Samuel Beckett, Bertolt Brecht, Max Frisch, Jean Genet, Eugene Ionesco, Arthur Miller and Wole Soyinka.

Today, the Royal Court has worked with writers from over 70 countries in 30 languages, through a number of different programmes.

International Playwrights

A Genesis Foundation Project The Royal Court Theatre was worked with playwrights and theatre artists in 70 countries and in over 40 lan...

International Playwrights Group

International Playwrights Group Since 1989 the Royal Court Theatre has collaborated with emerging playwrights from all parts of the worl...

International Play Development

The Royal Court Theatre works with hundreds of playwrights across the world. All plays submitted to the international department are rea...

International Productions

Since 1997, many of the international plays developed as part of the Residency and through our International Play Development programmes...