The Royal Court Theatre - Upcoming events http://royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/rss/ Upcoming events at The Royal Court Theatre en-gb <![CDATA[Teh Internet Is Serious Business]]> Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

18 September - 25 October 2014

£32, £22, £16, £12 (Mondays all seats £10)

Playwright: by Tim Price

Lead Quote: "We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us."

Ticket Information: Tickets £32, £22, £16, £12 ,Mondays all seats £10 (half are available in advance to Friends and Supporters, strictly subject to availability, and then available only on the day of the performance from 9am online) ,Concessions £5 off top two prices* (available in advance for all preview performances and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day) ,25s and under £12* (available for independent bookers, valid on £22, £16 and £12 tickets) ,School and HE Groups of 8+ 50% off top two prices (available Wednesday -Friday and all matinees) ,Groups of 6+ £5 off top price (available Wednesday-Friday) ,Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate) ,*ID required. All discounts are subject to availability ,


<p>A 16-year-old London schoolboy and an 18-year-old recluse in Shetland meet online, pick a fight with the <span class="caps">FBI</span> and change the world forever.</p> <p><strong>Tim Price</strong> gets behind the code with the original Anonymous members and creates an anarchic retelling of the birth of hacktivism. A fictional account of the true story of Anonymous and LulzSec, the collective swarm who took on the most powerful capitalist forces from their bedrooms.</p> <p><strong>Tim Price</strong>, author of <em>Protest Song</em> about the Occupy movement and National Theatre of Wales’ <em>The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning</em> continues his interrogation of contemporary revolutions.</p> <p>Tim Price’s theatre credits include: <em>Protest Song</em> at The Shed at the National Theatre, <em>I’m With The Band</em> directed by Hamish Pirie at the Traverse, <em>Praxis Makes Perfect</em> (with Neon Neon, at National Theatre Wales), <em>Demos</em> at the Traverse, <em>The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning</em> for National Theatre Wales, <em>For Once</em> for Pentabus and Hampstead Theatre, tour), <em>Salt Root and Roe</em>, as part of the Donmar Warehouse’s Trafalgar Studio season, which was nominated for an Olivier Award and <em>Will and George</em>. Tim is one of the founders of Cardiff’s leading fringe new writing company Dirty Protest. Launched in 2007, the company has worked with over one hundred Welsh writers, staging new sell-out plays in alternative venues, from pubs and clubs, to kebab shops, hairdressers and a forest. The company took over the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs last summer, as part of Surprise Theatre in the Open Court festival.</p> <p><strong>Hamish Pirie</strong> is Associate Director at the Royal Court and this will be the first time he has directed here. He has worked with Tim Price on three of his shows, directing <em>I’m With The Band</em> and <em>Demos</em> at the Traverse, Edinburgh (where he was previously Associate Director) and <em>Salt Root and Roe</em> for the Donmar Warehouse’s Trafalgar Studio season. His credits at the Traverse include <em>Quiz Show</em> by Rob Drummond, <em>Love With A Capital ‘L’</em> by Tony Cox, <em>3 Seconds</em> by Lesley Hart, <em>Most Favoured</em> by David Ireland, <em>Bravo Figaro</em> by Mark Thomas, <em>The Last Bloom</em> by Amba Chevannes and <em>50 Plays</em> for Edinburgh. </p> <p>This play is a fictional account which has been inspired by a true story. Some of the incidents, characters and time lines have been changed for dramatic purposes. In some cases fictitious characters and incidents have been added to the plot, and the words are those imagined by the author. The play should not be understood as a biography or factual account.</p> <p>Age guidance 15+</p> <h2>The Big Idea</h2> <p>To accompany the production, we present two events inspired by the themes in the play: an exclusive in-conversation with original Anonymous and LulzSec hacktivists (Mon 29 Sept) and Cryptoparty (4 Oct). <a href="http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/the-big-idea-teh-internet-is-serious-business" target="_blank"">Find out more</a></p> <p><a href="http://royalcourttheatre.pressly.com/teh-internet/teh-articles"><img src="/files/images/applicationfiles/1001.5977.Presslyscreenshot/556x880.bywidth.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> ]]>
2014-09-17T19:30:00 2014-10-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Wolf From The Door]]> Jerwood Theatre Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

10 September - 1 November 2014

£20 (Mondays all seats £10)

Playwright: by Rory Mullarkey

Lead Quote: “- We don’t actually drink coffee at my coffee morning. ,- What do you do, then? ,- We discuss the violent overthrow of the government. Also, there’s flower arranging.”

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Ticket Information: Tickets £20 ,Mondays all seats £10 (available on the day from 9am online only) ,Concessions £15* (available in advance for previews and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day) ,School and HE Groups of 8+ £10 (avail. Wed-Fri and mats) ,Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate) , *ID required. All discounts are subject to availability.


<p><strong>Rory Mullarkey</strong> imagines a wild road trip across Middle England <br /> where Lady Catherine and her young protégé Leo, enlist every tearoom, hot yoga class and WI group on a mission to change the country forever.

This play is the 2014 Pinter Commission, and was the winner of the George Devine Award.</p> <p>Age guidance: 15+<br /> Running Time: 1 hour 20 Minutes <br /> Contains strong language, violent scenes and brief full frontal nudity.</p> <p><strong>Anna Chancellor</strong> plays Catherine. Her theatre credits include <em>Private Lives</em> at Chichester and the Gielgud, <em>The Last of the Duchess</em> at the Hampstead, <em>The Browning Version/South Downs</em> at the Harold Pinter and Chichester, <em>Creditors</em> at the Donmar and on Broadway and <em>The Observer</em> for The National. Her television credits include <em>Penny Dreadful, The Hour, Fleming, Spooks</em> and <em>Pride and Prejudice</em>. Film credits include <em>How I Live Now, St Trinians, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy</em> and <em>Four Weddings and a Funeral</em>.</p> <p><strong>Rory Mullarkey</strong> won the George Devine Award for his play <em>The Wolf from the Door</em> and was this year’s recipient of the Pinter Commission – an award given annually by Lady Antonia Fraser, Harold Pinter’s widow, to support a new commission at the Royal Court. This is his first play at the Royal Court Theatre. Rory was the Royal Court’s writer on attachment in 2010 and has been closely associated with the theatre’s international work, translating Russian-language plays from Latvia, Russia and Ukraine, including Aleksey Scherbak’s <em>Remembrance Day</em> as part of the 2011 International Season and for a number of staged readings. His first full length play <em>Cannibals</em> opened at the Royal Exchange Manchester in 2013, where he became the youngest playwright to have his work performed on their main stage. </p> <p><strong>James Macdonald</strong> directs. His previous credits at the Royal Court include <em>Love and Information</em> and <em>Cock</em> (both which transferred to New York), <em>Drunk Enough to Say I Love You, Dying City, Fewer Emergencies, Lucky Dog, Blood, Blasted, 4.48 Psychosis</em> (including European/US tours). His other directing credits include <em>King Lear, The Book of Grace, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You</em> (Public Theater); <em>Top Girls</em> (Broadway/MTC); <em>Dying City</em> (Lincoln Center); <em>A Number</em> (New York Theatre Workshop); <em>And No More Shall We Part</em> (Hampstead Theatre); <em>A Delicate Balance, Judgment Day, The Triumph of Love</em> (Almeida); <em>John Gabriel Borkman</em> (Abbey Theatre Dublin/BAM); <em>Dido, Queen of Carthage, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, Exiles</em> (National Theatre); <em>Glengarry Glen Ross</em> (West End), and <em>A Number</em> (New York Theatre Workshop). James Macdonald was Associate Director of the Royal Court from 1992 to 2007.</p> <p><a href="/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0DLiZbkKT0">Click here to watch our Season Trailer</a></p> <p><strong><em>The Wolf from the Door</em> is part of the Royal Court’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme, which aims to discover and support the next generation of world class playwrights, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.</strong></p> <p>Special thanks to <a href="http://www.lancashireecclescakes.co.uk/">Real Lancashire Eccles Cakes</a> for their donation to this production. </p> ]]>
2014-09-10T19:45:00 2014-11-01T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Not I / Footfalls / Rockaby (Tour)]]> The Lowry 0.00000000 0.00000000

22 July - 27 September

Please visit each venue's website for ticket prices

Production Company: Royal Court Theatre and Lisa Dwan, in association with Cusack Projects Ltd

Playwright: By Samuel Beckett

Lead Quote: Following sold-out performances at the Royal Court and a West End run, this Samuel Beckett trilogy continues with a UK and International tour in September.

Reviews: *Praise for Not I/Footfalls/ Rockaby (Royal Court January 2014)* , , ,***** , ,“A stunning performance from Lisa Dwan makes these Beckett plays moving as well as chilling” , , “there is no better guide to the human spirit’s darker depths and never more so than in this extraordinary triple bill of late works.” , ,“Taken together, they last only an hour but the experience is profound and deeply moving” , ,“There is great beauty in the writing and a determination to stare mortality in the face” , ,“Lisa Dwan makes the pieces entirely her own with a rapt concentration that holds the audience throughout.” , ,“The emotional truth of Dwan’s performance and the compassion and empathy of Beckett’s writing ensure that Walter Asmus’s production is beautiful and moving as well as chilling” , ,“You leave these searching plays feeling unexpectedly elated, for a walk through the night can be invigorating as well as scary.” , ,??14.1.14, Daily Telegraph (Charles Spencer)?? , ,**** , ,“A virtuosic performance” , ,“An extraordinary hour-long experience that feels more like a group hallucination or a troubling collective dream than a theatrical event.” , ,“Mesmerising power” , ,“Subtle and poetic” , ,“This unforgettable show.” , ,??14.1.14, The Independent (Paul Taylor)?? , ,***** , ,“An expressive spectacular.” , ,“Dwan [is] technically brilliant, emotionally fragile, deeply moving, like a wounded bird in a cage of her own devising” , , “This is Beckett in the raw, and the rude, and the timeless reality of his comic despair.” , ,??14.1.14, Whatsonstage.com (Michael Coveney)?? , ,***** ,“I cannot remember a more intense evening at the theatre. For all the spectaculars mounted by immersive theatre companies, none transport the audience more completely than these three late works by Samuel Beckett.” , ,“Dwan is mesmerising” , ,??17.1.14, Jewish Chronicle (John Nathan)?? , ,“Astonishing actress Lisa Dwan…” , ,“Ms. Dwan doesn’t just uncover layers; she digs all the way to the void beneath them. Yes, she speaks Beckett’s text like a violin virtuoso playing Paganini. But she also listens — and insists that we listen — to the quiet that surrounds them.” , ,??23.1.14, The New York Times (Ben Brantley)?? , , ,**** , ,“A sensual, sensory experience.” , ,“Precise and technically exacting.” , ,“Dwan’s virtuosic performance is not a cerebral one – it’s more primal than that, a dark night of the soul in unnerving triplicate.” , ,??14.1.14, Time Out (Andrzej Lukowski)?? , ,**** , ,“Performer and audience are all in this together” , ,“There is a sense of terror and yet also of defiance “ , , ,??14.1.13, The Guardian (Lyn Gardner)?? , ,**** ,“performed with a dazzling sense of control by Lisa Dwan” , ,“Gloriously gloomy, both physically and figuratively” , ,“What matters is the vivid, surprising sense of decay and defiance that Dwan delivers with such extraordinary rhythm and precision.” , ,“Even if you already know the high concept of Not I… that can’t prepare you for the sheer thrill of it. It is like nothing else in theatre” , ,“Dwan performs with an overwhelming musicality… It’s exhilarating” , ,“Dwan is startlingly good throughout a bill that glimpses into the abyss yet leaves us not despairing but glowing” , ,??14.1.14, The Times (Dominic Maxwell)?? , ,**** , ,“Lisa Dwan is sensationally good” , ,“A challenging and intriguingly rich triptych that claws at the soul” , ,“Huge technical rigour” , ,??14.1.14, The Evening Standard (Henry Hitchings)?? , ,**** , ,“Pure distilled Beckett” , ,??15.1.14, Financial Times (Ian Shuttleworth)?? , ,**** , ,“Lisa Dwan dazzles” , ,“An unsettlingly memorable and brilliantly executed hour of theatre” , ,??14.1.13, The Arts Desk (Caroline Crampton)?? ,

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<p>Following sold-out performances at the Royal Court and a critically acclaimed West End run, <strong>Not I / Footfalls / Rockaby</strong> &#8211; performed by <strong>Lisa Dwan</strong> &#8211; continues with a UK and International tour in September.</p> <p><span class="caps">TOUR</span> <span class="caps">DATES</span> &#8211; venues now on sale</p> <p>22 &#8211; 26 July<br /> <a href="http://www.giaf.ie/events/beckett" target="_blank"">Galway International Arts Festival</a><br /> Box Office: +353 91 509 700</p> <p>19 &#8211; 21 August; 26 &#8211; 30 August<br /> <a href="http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/not-i-footfalls-rockaby-by-s-84427?dt=2014-08-19" target="_blank"">Southbank Centre</a><br /> Box Office: 0844 847 9910 </p> <p>2 – 6 Sept: <a href="http://themaclive.com/whats-on/not-i-rockaby-footfalls-by-samuel-beckett/" target="_blank"">The <span class="caps">MAC</span></a> (Belfast) <br /> Box Office 028 9023 5053</p> <p>9 – 13 Sept: <a href="http://cambridgeartstheatre.com/" target="_blank"">Cambridge Arts Theatre</a><br /> Box Office 01223 503333 </p> <p>16 &#8211; 20 Sept: <a href="http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/not-i-foot-falls-rockaby/" target="_blank"" title="Studio">Birmingham Rep</a><br /> Box Office: 0121 236 4455</p> <p>23 – 27 Sept: <a href="http://www.thelowry.com/event/not-i-footfalls-and-rockaby" target="_blank"">The Lowry</a> (Salford Quays)<br /> Box Office 0843 208 6010</p> <p>7-12 Oct: <a href="http://www.bam.org/theater/2014/not-i-footfalls-rockaby"><span class="caps">BAM</span>, New York</a></p> <p>25 Feb &#8211; 1 March <a href="http://www.hk.artsfestival.org/en/programmes/not-i-footfalls-rockaby.html">Hong Kong Arts Festival</a></p> <p>11 &#8211; 15 March <a href="http://www.athenee-theatre.com/saison/fiche_spectacle.cfm/149572_not_i_footfalls_rockaby.html">Athenee Theatre, Paris</a></p> <p>2 &#8211; 7 June <a href="http://www.barbican.org.uk/theatre/event-detail.asp?ID=16934">Barbican Centre</a></p> <p>Beckett&#8217;s <em>Not I</em> is an intense monologue, set in a pitch-black space lit by a single beam of light. A disembodied female mouth floats eight feet above the stage and delivers a stream of consciousness, spoken, as Beckett directed, at the speed of thought. Lisa Dwan was tutored in the role by Billie Whitelaw, who originally performed the part at its 1973 UK premiere and was personally coached for the part by Beckett himself. </p> <p>Footfalls is the moving story of May, a ghostly figure who paces back and forth like a metronome outside her dying mother’s room.</p> <p>Completing the trilogy is Rockaby. Probably the most famous of Beckett’s last works, Rockaby explores loneliness and loss as a woman sits on her rocking chair recounting moments from her past.</p> <p><strong>Lisa Dwan</strong> has worked extensively in theatre, film and television both internationally and in her native Ireland. Film credits include; <em>Oliver Twist</em> and John Boorman&#8217;s <em>Tailor of Panama and Bhopal &#8211; A Prayer for Rain</em> due for release this year. In 2012, she adapted, produced and performed the critically acclaimed one woman play <em>Beside the Sea</em> at the South Bank Centre and on tour and starred in Goran Bregović’s new music drama, <em>Margot, Diary Of An Unhappy Queen</em> at the Barbican. She most recently performed in Ramin Gray’s production of <em>Illusions</em> by Ivan Viripaev at the Bush Theatre. </p> <p><strong>Walter Asmus</strong> directs. He was Beckett&#8217;s long-time friend and collaborator, assisting him on many of his productions at the Schiller Theatre in Berlin and for TV in Stuttgart. His production of Waiting for Godot, which toured extensively internationally, including in 2008 a one-night-only tour of the 32 counties of Ireland, was widely described as the ‘definitive production’.</p> <p>Image Credit: John Haynes</p> <p><em>Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby</em> UK tour is produced in association with Cusack Projects Ltd</p> ]]>
2014-07-22T21:00:00 2014-09-27T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Live Lunch At Royal Court Theatre]]> Jerwood Theatre Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

26 September - 31 October 2014

£8

Playwright: Luke Barnes, Clara Brennan, Sarah Kosar, Nessah Muthy, May Sumbwanyambe, Chris Thompson

Lead Quote: New plays performed live in your lunchbreak

Ticket Information: All readings £8 each.


<p>A season of new plays by up-and-coming writers will be performed live as lunchtime readings every Friday over 6 weeks.</p> <p>The six promising writers were all part of a Royal Court writers group who were challenged to write a completely new play, from scratch, in one summer. </p> <p>The writers <strong>Luke Barnes</strong>, <strong>Clara Brennan</strong>, <strong>Sarah Kosar</strong>, <strong>Nessah Muthy</strong>, <strong>May Sumbwanyambe</strong> and <strong>Chris Thompson</strong> worked together over the last five weeks in a new collaborative format, sharing ideas, reviewing each other’s work and going to museums and galleries for inspiration. </p> <p>Associate Director of the Royal Court Theatre, <strong>Lucy Morrison</strong> said:</p> <p><em>“I believe writers need an outlet to express something immediate, free from the time-lag that a full production can bring. These writers have courageously put any ideas they came with to one side to come up with something completely new. They have searched their souls and trusted their talent to write a play to be shared with a live audience in a matter of weeks.”</em></p> <p>Bring along a sandwich and listen to a new play, performed live in your lunchbreak.</p> <p>Fri 26 Sept, 1.15pm<br /> <strong>The Girl Who Looks Up at the Stars</strong><br /> by <strong>Luke Barnes</strong></p> <p>A play about dreaming, grafting and making it big in a small town.</p> <p>Luke Barnes’ credits include <em>The Saints</em> at the Nuffield Theatre, <em>Weekend Rockstars</em> at Hull Truck, <em>Bottleneck</em> at Soho Theatre and UK Tour with HighTide, <em>Eisteddfod</em> at HighTide Festival, Chapel Street at Edinburgh Underbelly and UK Tour, <em>A Wondrous Place</em> at Royal Exchange Manchester and UK Tour, <em>Beats North</em> at Roundabout Edinburgh with Northern Stage, <em><span class="caps">TSU</span> and Curious Monkey</em> with a UK Tour, and <em>Weekday Nights</em> with <span class="caps">NYT</span> at The Unicorn. On television, his credits include <em>Minted</em> with Rare Day for Channel 4.</p> <p>Fri 3 Oct, 1.15pm<br /> <strong>Spaghetti Ocean</strong><br /> by <strong>Sarah Kosar</strong></p> <p>A play about coming home, gluttony, and a bathtub. </p> <p>Sarah Kosar is an American playwright living in London. Sarah&#8217;s full length play <em>Hot Dog</em> was produced at The Last Refuge in 2013, and received its US Premiere in Florida in May 2014. </p> <p>Fri 10 Oct, 1.15pm<br /> <strong>Cameron&#8217;s People</strong><br /> by <strong>May Sumbwanyambe</strong></p> <p>A play about politics, personal grief and the future of Scotland. .</p> <p>May Sumbwanyambe’s credits include <em>The Road to Damascus</em>, which was shortlisted for the Channel 4/Oran Mor Comedy Drama Award. In 2012 his play <em>Back Home Contemplation</em> was shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award. </p> <p>Fri 17 Oct, 1.15pm<br /> <strong>Burn</strong><br /> by <strong>Chris Thompson</strong></p> <p>A play about fluorescent lights and love.</p> <p>Chris Thompson’s most recent play <em>Albion</em> will open at the Bush Theatre later this month. His debut play <em>Carthage</em> premiered at the Finborough Theatre earlier this year. As a winner of the Channel 4 Playwright’s Scheme he is currently Channel 4 Playwright in Residence at the Finborough Theatre. In his previous career, Chris was a social worker. </p> <p>Fri 24 Oct, 1.15pm<br /> <strong>Beastie</strong><br /> by <strong>Nessah Muthy</strong></p> <p>A play about escape, infamy and hyper-sexualisation.</p> <p>Nessah Muthy’s recent credits at the Royal Court include <em>Gastronauts</em> (co-written) and <em>Hungry</em>, as part of the ‘Lost in Theatre’ strand of Open Court. Other theatre work includes: <em>Sucker</em>, commissioned by Old Vic New Voices, <em>This is Not a Slog</em>, a collaborative, mobile exhibition of three walk installations, commissioned by Carissa Hope Lynch and Ovalhouse, <em>Pickaninny</em>, longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize 2013, <em>Nazma</em>, produced by Kali Theatre for the &#8216;Twelve&#8217; project, at Tristan Bates Theatre, and <em>Freya and Mr Mushroom</em>, which was commissioned by The Building Site Theatre Company and Southwark Playhouse as part of the ‘Hotel Confessions’ season. On screen, her credits include <em>EastEnders: E20</em>.</p> <p>Fri 31 Oct, 1.15pm<br /> <strong>Kid a Kidder</strong><br /> by <strong>Clara Brennan</strong></p> <p>A play about dirty money, arts patrons and career suicide.</p> <p>Clara Brennan’s most recent credits include the play <em>Spine</em> (Winner Fringe First, Herald Angel), which premièred at Edinburgh this year and runs Soho Theatre this autumn. She has film and TV series in development. Her plays include <em>Rain</em>, <em>Bud Take The Wheel</em>, <em>I Feel A Song Coming On</em>, <em>Hi Vis</em>, <em>The Wing and Spine</em>. In 2012, she was awarded the OffWestEnd Adopt a Playwright Award for her new play <em>The Vendor</em>. Clara won the Channel 4 Playwright Award and is resident at the Soho Theatre for 2014. Her fourth play for the award-winning company Theatre Uncut opens there in November. </p> <p><strong>The newly refurbished Royal Court Bar &amp; Kitchen will be serving lunch pre and post show.</strong></p> ]]>
2014-09-26T13:15:00 2014-10-31T13:15:00
<![CDATA[In conversation with former Anonymous and LulzSec hacktivists]]> Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000 Discussion events inspired by the themes in Teh Internet is Serious Business

29 September 2014

£10

Production Company: The Royal Court Theatre Presents

Lead Quote: The Big Idea continues focusing on Teh Internet is Serious Business

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Marketable Venue Title: Jerwood Theatre Downstairs


<p>Discussion events inspired by the themes in <a href="http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/teh-internet-is-serious-business" target="_blank"">Teh Internet is Serious Business</a> by Tim Price</p> <p><p style="color:#800000"><strong>Monday 29 September 5.30pm</strong></p> <h2>In conversation with former Anonymous and LulzSec hacktivists</h2> <p>Former Anonymous and LulzSec hacktivists <strong>Mustafa Al-Bassam</strong>, <strong>Jake Davis</strong>, <strong>Darren Martyn</strong> and <strong>Ryan Ackroyd</strong> will appear together publically for first time since being convicted for computer hacking on the Royal Court Theatre stage, in conversation with Academic and Anthropologist <strong>Gabriella Coleman</strong>.<br /> Jerwood Theatre Downstairs<br /> Tickets £10</p> <p>A ban forbidding communications between the pair, or any of the wider Anonymous collective was lifted in June this year, following a two year internet ban. This will be the very first time they have spoken since the day of the court case in 2011.</p> <p><strong>Gabriella Coleman</strong> trained as an anthropologist and now teaches, researches, and writes on computer hackers. Her work examines the ethics of online collaboration/institutions as well as the role of the law and digital media in sustaining various forms of political activism. Her first book,<em>Coding Freedom: The Aesthetics and the Ethics of Hacking</em> is published by Princeton University Press and she is currently working on a new book on Anonymous and digital activism.</p> <p><strong>Mustafa Al-Bassam</strong>, <strong>Jake Davis</strong>,<strong>Darren Martyn</strong> and <strong>Ryan Ackroyd</strong> are all former computer hackers, who were part of a core group arrested in 2011 for their parts in Anonymous and LulzSec and banned from the internet for two years. Jake currently works on various film, theatrical and arts projects and offers script consultancy and technical advice around the subjects of hacking, the &#8220;deep web&#8221; and online culture. Mustafa is a student, studying Computer Science.</p> <p>The event will be live streamed on the Royal Court website and <a href="http://www.wired.co.uk/" target="_blank"">wired.co.uk</a>.</p> <p><strong>£10 Monday</strong><br /> If you would like to watch <em>Teh Internet is Serious Business</em> after the Big Idea on Monday 29 Sep you can book £10 Monday tickets on the day from 9am online. </p> <p><p style="color:#800000"><strong>Saturday 4 October, 11am</strong></p> <h2>Cryptoparty</h2> <p>Royal Court Bar &amp; Kitchen<br /> Tickets Free (not ticketed)<br /> Please sign up for more information. Email: <a href="mailto:marketing@royalcourttheatre.com">marketing@royalcourttheatre.com</a> with subject line Cryptoparty</p> <p>An event, dedicated to sharing the art of encryption to anyone interested in learning how to install and use tools to help secure their online communications. Fuelled by growing concerns about internet privacy, cryptoparties are popping up all over London and the world.</p> <p><em>The Internet is Serious Business</em> runs at the Royal Court from 17 Sept – 25 Oct. More info <a href="http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/teh-internet-is-serious-business" target="_blank"">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>AlixPartners</strong> support The Big Idea at the Royal Court Theatre</p> ]]>
2014-09-29T17:30:00 2014-09-29T17:30:00
<![CDATA[Building and Backstage Tours]]> Royal Court Theatre 0.00000000 0.00000000 Behind the scenes building tours

Various Dates

£7

Lead Quote: "It seems disloyal to say that the Royal Court is my favourite theatre building in London, but I'm unrepentant." - Richard Eyre

Ticket Information: Tickets £7.

Marketable Venue Title: The Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square


<p>The tour takes you behind the scenes of the Royal Court, into the offices and sites where the scripts are read, rehearsals take place and the productions are brought to life. </p> <p>You’ll hear the history of the building, explaining the redesign of 2000, as well as the history of the company and our on-going work with new writers.</p> <p>Tickets £7 or free on Open House Weekends.</p> <p><a href="http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/about-us/building-and-tours/">Read more</a> about the history of the Royal Court building and its renovation.</p> ]]>
0000-00-00T00:00:00 2015-03-15T11:00:00
<![CDATA[The River, New York]]> Elsewhere 0.00000000 0.00000000

Production Company: Presented by Sonia Friedman Productions

Playwright: by Jez Butterworth

Lead Quote: "www.theriveronbroadway.com":http://www.theriveronbroadway.com/


<p><a href="http://www.theriveronbroadway.com/">www.theriveronbroadway.com</a></p> <p>The Royal Court Theatre production of <strong>Jez Butterworth’s</strong> <em>The River</em> will open on Sunday 16 November on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre, starring <strong>Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly</strong> and <strong>Cush Jumbo</strong>, and directed by <strong>Ian Rickson</strong>. Presented by Sonia Friedman Productions, <em>The River</em> will preview from 31 October and play a strictly limited 13-week season until 25 January 2015. </p> <p><em>The River</em> opened in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court in October 2012, in an intimate production which enchanted audiences and critics. It marked the sixth collaboration between Jez Butterworth and Ian Rickson, following on from the multi-award winning production of Jerusalem, which opened at the Royal Court in 2009.</p> <p>The production also featured Laura Donnelly, alongside Miranda Raison and Dominic West, going on to win a South Bank Sky Arts Award. <em>The River</em> is designed by Ultz, with lighting by Charles Balfour, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph and music by Stephen Warbeck.</p> “_The River_ is like a subtly crafted piece of chamber music. It is teasing, haunting and hushed. It is also damnably difficult to write about, as there is a mystery at its heart that I must not reveal.” <em>The Telegraph</em> <p>“Spellbinding, exquisitely modulated. Lyrical, occasionally droll and ultimately desolating, this intimate three-hander unfolds like a tantalizing cross between a piece of deeply felt poetry and a sleight-of-hand puzzle.”<br /> <em>Independent</em> </p> “_The River_ is subtle, sleek and dark. Here is a sense of the mysterious and of kinship with others long gone. It is perhaps about time and eternity, about that spot on the river that, while always the same, is always changing. It’s an eerie piece, given a spellbinding production by Ian Rickson. A wonderful play, glinting and elusive as a fish.” <em>Financial Times</em> ]]>
2014-10-31T20:00:00 2015-01-25T20:00:00
<![CDATA[2071]]> Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

5 November - 15 November

£32, £22, £16, £12 (Mondays all seats £10)

Playwright: by Duncan Macmillan and Chris Rapley

Lead Quote: “2071 is the year my oldest grandchild will be the age I am now.’ Chris Rapley, Climate Scientist

Ticket Information: Tickets £32, £22, £16, £12 ,Mondays all seats £10 (half are available in advance to Friends and Supporters, strictly subject to availability, and then available only on the day of the performance from 9am online) ,Concessions £5 off top two prices* (available in advance for all preview performances and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day) ,25s and under £12* (available for independent bookers, valid on £22, £16 and £12 tickets) ,School and HE Groups of 8+ 50% off top two prices (available Wednesday -Friday and all matinees) ,Groups of 6+ £5 off top price (available Wednesday-Friday) ,Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate) ,*ID required. All discounts are subject to availability ,


<p>Writer Duncan Macmillan has been talking to one of the world’s most influential Climate Scientists Chris Rapley. Working with internationally renowned director, Katie Mitchell, a new piece of theatre has been created where the science is centre stage.</p> <p>Climate change is a matter of importance to everyone, but what to do about it is mired in controversy. What’s needed is a conversation. What do we owe future generations? How can we protect our children and grandchildren?</p> <p><strong>Chris Rapley</strong> <span class="caps">CBE</span> is the Chair of the London Climate Change Partnership and Professor of Climate Science at University College London.</p> <p>After <em>Ten Billion</em>, <strong>Katie Mitchell’s</strong> collaboration with the scientist Stephen Emmott in 2012, and directing the German language production of <strong>Duncan Macmillan’s</strong> <em>Lungs</em>, Katie continues her commitment to exploring the future of life on earth and climate change through theatre.</p> <p>Writer and director <strong>Duncan Macmillan</strong> will be working at the Royal Court for the first time with <em>2071</em>. Most recently, his production of <em>1984</em>, created with Robert Icke transferred to the Wet End after runs at the Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida. He has worked with Katie Mitchell on several occasions, including on <em>The Forbidden Zone</em> at Salzburg Festival this summer, which will also be livestreamed at the Barbican, on <em>Lungs</em> at the Schabuehne in Berlin and on Reise durch die Nacht at the Deutsches Schauspiehaus in Hamburg. His play <em>Lungs</em> for Paines Plough won Best Play at the Off West End Awards and the <span class="caps">CBS</span> Outstanding Drama Award. </p> <p>Scientist <strong>Chris Rapley</strong> is Professor of Climate Science at University College London and Chair of the London Climate Change Partnership. He was director of the Science Museum from 2007 to 2010 and awarded the Edinburgh Science Medal. He was Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme <span class="caps">IGBP</span> from 1994 to 1998, and Director of the British Antarctic Survey from 1998 to 2007.</p> <p>Director <strong>Katie Mitchell’s</strong> recent credits at the Royal Court includes <em>Ten Billion</em>, Simon Stephens’ <em>Wastwater</em> and Martin Crimp’s <em>The City</em>. Her work with Duncan Macmillan includes <em>The Forbidden Zone</em>, <em>Lungs</em> and Reise Durch die Nacht. Other credits include <em>The Trial of Ubu Roi</em> at Hampstead Theatre, <em>After Dido</em> for English National Opera and the Young Vic, and <em>A Woman Killed With Kindness, Pains of Youth,…some trace of her, Waves, Three Sisters</em> and <em>The Seagull</em> at the National Theatre.</p> <p>Age guidance 14+</p> <p><strong>Multi-Buy Offer</strong> &#8211; Save over 20% with tickets at just £25. <br /> To use the multi-buy deal purchase three or more Jerwood Theatre Downstairs productions (<em>The Nether, Teh Internet Is Serious Business, Hope</em> or <em>How To Hold Your Breath</em> (excludes <em>The Twits</em>)). Only valid on full price, top-price tickets. Must be booked by 31 July 2014. </p> <p><strong>The Big Idea: 2071</strong><br /> Tickets to go on sale later in 2014<br /> The Big Idea is a new strand of work at the Royal Court offering audiences radical thinking and provocative discussion inspired by the work on stage. </p> <p><strong>Duncan Macmillan, Chris Rapley and Katie Mitchell in conversation</strong><br /> Tuesday 11 November, 6.15pm<br /> Jerwood Theatre Downstairs </p> <p><strong>Day of Action</strong><br /> Saturday 15 November<br /> Join climatologists, environmentalists and other experts offering up practical advice on how we might fight climate change. A series of open workshops, talks and a special 2071 ‘town hall’ meeting for audiences to join the conversation</p> <p><em>2071</em> will run for six performances from December 2014 &#8211; February 2015 at <a href="http://www.schauspielhaus.de/de_DE/home" target="_blank"">Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg</a></p> <p><a href="/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0DLiZbkKT0">Click here to watch our Season Trailer</a></p> ]]>
2014-11-05T19:45:00 2014-11-15T19:45:00
<![CDATA[God Bless The Child]]> Jerwood Theatre Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

12 November - 20 December 2014

£20 (Mondays all seats £10)

Playwright: by Molly Davies

Lead Quote: "When he was small and his parents told him if he was good he would get a sweet, the boy knew it was not true. Getting the sweet had nothing to do with being good."

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Ticket Information: Tickets £20 ,Mondays all seats £10 (available on the day from 9am online only) ,Concessions £15* (available in advance for previews and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day) ,School and HE Groups of 8+ £10 (avail. Wed-Fri and mats) ,Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate) ,*ID required. All discounts are subject to availability.


<p>‘Badger Do Best’ has landed, bringing with it a new world of rules and regulations. But the kids are fighting back. Tired of being guinea pigs, in yet another government scheme, can the class of 4N bring down the education regime set to pacify them?</p> <p>After years working in the classroom, <strong>Molly Davies</strong> imagines a mutiny of eight year olds.</p> <p><strong>Molly Davies’</strong> first play <em>A Miracle</em> was produced in 2009 at the Royal Court Theatre as part of the Young Writers Festival. Her other credits include <em>Shooting Truth</em> for National Theatre Connections and <em>Orpheus &amp; Eurydice</em> for National Youth Theatre and Old Vic Tunnels </p> <p>Artistic Director of the Royal Court <strong>Vicky Featherstone</strong> directs. Since she started at the Royal Court, her credits have included Dennis Kelly’s <em>The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas</em> and Abi Morgan’s <em>The Mistress Contract</em>. She opened her first season at the Royal Court with Open Court – a festival of plays, ideas and events, chosen by over 140 writers. At National Theatre of Scotland, her credits included <em>Enquirer</em> (co-directed with John Tiffany), <em>Appointment With The Wicker Man</em> and <em>27</em> and prior to Scotland, Vicky was Artistic Director of Paines Plough. She will also direct Zinnie Harris’ play <em>How to Hold Your Breath</em> this season.</p> <p>Age guidance 14+</p> <p><strong>God Bless the Child</strong> is part of the Royal Court’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme, which aims to discover and support the next generation of world class playwrights, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.</p> <p><strong>The Big Idea: God Bless the Child</strong><br /> Tickets to go on sale later in 2014</p> <p>The Big Idea is a new strand of work at the Royal Court offering audiences radical thinking and provocative discussion inspired by the work on stage. </p> <p><strong>‘Imagination and institutions: how should we inspire our children?’</strong> Teachers, students, writers and other experts come together to discuss.<br /> Saturday 22 November, 1pm</p> <p><strong>Post Show Discussion: In conversation with Molly Davies</strong><br /> Wednesday 3 December</p> <p><strong>Carpet Time: stories by eight year olds.</strong> <br /> A new performance for adults, in which carpet time is turned on its head. Instead of the children listening to stories told by adults, we join children on the carpet around the building and listen to the stories they want to tell us.<br /> Saturday 6 December, 1pm</p> <p><a href="/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0DLiZbkKT0">Click here to watch our Season Trailer</a></p> ]]>
2014-11-12T19:00:00 2014-12-20T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Hope]]> Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

26 November 2014 - 10 January 2015

£32, £22, £16, £12 (Mondays all seats £10)

Playwright: by Jack Thorne

Lead Quote: “We live in an age of cuts. We are a working class town, that's our strength – and in the current climate, our weakness.”

Ticket Information: Tickets £32, £22, £16, £12 ,Mondays all seats £10 (half are available in advance to Friends and Supporters, strictly subject to availability, and then available only on the day of the performance from 9am online) ,Concessions £5 off top two prices* (available in advance for all preview performances and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day) ,25s and under £12* (available for independent bookers, valid on £22, £16 and £12 tickets) ,School and HE Groups of 8+ 50% off top two prices (available Wednesday -Friday and all matinees) ,Groups of 6+ £5 off top price (available Wednesday-Friday) ,Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate) ,*ID required. All discounts are subject to availability ,


<p>Priority booking for Friends opens on Sat 28 June at 10am<br /> Tickets will go on general sale on Tue 1 July at 10am</p> <p>How do you save 22 million pounds? Mark and Hilary, the leaders of the Council are about to find out.</p> <p>Following the success of <em>Let The Right One In</em> and <em>This is England ’86</em>, Jack Thorne has written an urgent political play, a funny and scathing fable attacking the squeeze on local government.</p> <p><strong>Jack Thorne</strong> made his Royal Court debut last year with his adaptation of <em>Let the Right One In</em> and <em>Hope</em> will be his first original play to be staged here. His recent theatre credits include <em>Stuart: A Life Backwards</em> at the Edinburgh Fringe, <em>Mydidae</em>, <em>The Physicists</em> (adapt.) <em>2 May 1997, When you Cure Me and Bunny</em>, for which he won a Fringe First Award. On television, his work includes <em>The Fades</em> (Best Drama Series – <span class="caps">BAFTA</span> 2012), <em>This Is England 88</em> (Best Mini-Series – <span class="caps">BAFTA</span> 2012) and <em>This Is England 86</em>, with Shane Meadows. On screen, his credits include a screen adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel <em>A Long Way Down</em> and <em>The Scouting Book for Boys</em>. </p> <p><strong>John Tiffany</strong>, Associate Director of the Royal Court, directs. His most recent credits at the Royal Court include <em>The Pass</em> by John Donnelly and <em>Let the Right One In</em> (a National Theatre of Scotland production, which is currently running at the Apollo in the West End). His production of <em>The Glass Menagerie</em> at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Broadway has been nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Director and Once (New York Theater Workshop, Broadway and the West End) won John a Tony, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award and an Obie Award. His work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes <em>Macbeth</em> (also on Broadway), <em>Enquirer</em> (co-directed with Vicky Featherstone), <em>The Missing, Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The Bacchae</em> and <em>Black Watch</em>, for which he won an Olivier and Critics’ Circle Award.</p> <p>Age Guidance 14+</p> <p><strong>Multi-Buy Offer</strong> &#8211; Save over 20% with tickets at just £25. <br /> To use the multi-buy deal purchase three or more Jerwood Theatre Downstairs productions (<em>The Nether, Teh Internet Is Serious Business, Hope</em> or <em>How To Hold Your Breath</em> (excludes <em>The Twits</em>)). Only valid on full price, top-price tickets. Must be booked by 31 July 2014. </p> <p><strong>The Big Idea: <em>Hope</em></strong><br /> Tickets to go on sale later in 2014<br /> The Big Idea is a new strand of work at the Royal Court offering audiences radical thinking and provocative discussion inspired by the work on stage. </p> <p><strong>In Conversation with Jack Thorne on Apathy and Austerity</strong><br /> Friday 5 December, Post show<br /> Jerwood Theatre Downstairs</p> <p><strong>The New Order: Three playwrights are commissioned to each write their own political broadcast on behalf of their own political party</strong><br /> Friday 12 December, 6.15pm<br /> Jerwood Theatre Downstairs</p> <p><strong>Political Playwright at Your Table</strong><br /> Saturday 13 December, 10am<br /> Playwright @ Your Table returns, following its success at Open Court, allowing audiences a rare opportunity to hear writers read aloud their own plays in a secret location around the building and reviving some of the landmark political plays to emerge from the Royal Court over the last 60 years. The Bar &amp; Kitchen will open early for tea, coffee and bacon sandwiches, where audiences will then select their chance encounter from a tombola draw. </p> <p><a href="/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0DLiZbkKT0">Click here to watch our Season Trailer</a></p> ]]>
2014-11-26T19:45:00 2015-01-10T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Constellations, New York]]> Elsewhere 0.00000000 0.00000000

Production Company: Manhattan Theatre Club and the Royal Court Theatre in association with ATG and Dodger Properties

Playwright: by Nick Payne

Lead Quote: "www.manhattantheatreclub.com/2014-15-season/":http://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/2014-15-season/


<p><a href="http://www.manhattantheatreclub.com/2014-15-season/">www.manhattantheatreclub.com/2014-15-season/</a></p> <p>Nick Payne’s <em>Constellations</em>, which won critical acclaim in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court in January 2012, will transfer to Broadway to <strong>Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre</strong> from 16 December (press night 13 January).</p> <p>Directed by <strong>Michael Longhurst</strong>, the cast includes <strong>Jake Gyllenhaal</strong> as Roland, with the role of Marianne still to be cast. <em>Constellations</em> reunites Nick Payne, Michael Longhurst, and Jake Gyllenhaal who previously collaborated on the American premiere of <em>If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet</em>. This new production will mark the Broadway debuts of all three artists. </p> <p>Following its run at the Royal Court, <em>Constellations</em> transferred to the Duke of York’s Theatre, as part of the Royal Court’s West End season with Ambassador Theatre Group, where it went on to win the Evening Standard Award for Best Play. </p> <p>“_Constellations_ is a superb new play that gets into your head and under your skin with an immediacy that sometimes tickles and often hurts.”<br /> <em>The New York Times</em></p> <p>“A singular astonishment. At once eloquent, mysterious, witty, and brilliant.”<br /> <em>The New Yorker</em></p> ]]>
2014-12-16T00:00:00 2014-12-16T00:00:00
<![CDATA[Liberian Girl]]> Jerwood Theatre Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

7 - 31 January 2015

£20 (Mondays all seats £10)

Playwright: by Diana Nneka Atuona

Lead Quote: “War is not the answer. Peace is the answer. On the other hand..."

Ticket Information: Tickets £20 ,Mondays all seats £10 (available on the day from 9am online only) ,Concessions £15* (available in advance for previews and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day) ,School and HE Groups of 8+ £10 (avail. Wed-Fri and mats) ,Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate) ,*ID required. All discounts are subject to availability. ,


<p>Between 1989 and 2003 the Civil War in Liberia saw over 200,000 people killed, a million others displaced into refugee camps, and over 15,000 children recruited into ‘Small Boys Units’.
 <br /> First-time writer <strong>Diana Nneka Atuona</strong>&#8216;s Alfred Fagon award-winning play tells one teenage girl&#8217;s story of survival. 
<br /> <strong>Diana Nneka Atuona</strong> attended the Royal Court’s Peckham Writers Group, as part of Theatre Local &#8211; the Royal Court’s project to take plays to alternative spaces, sponsored by Bloomberg.</p> <p><strong>Matthew Dunster</strong> directs. As a director, his recent credits include <em>The Lightning Child</em> by Ché Walker and <em>Arthur Darvill</em> at Shakespeare’s Globe, <em>The Love Girl &amp; the Innocent</em> by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and <em>You Can Still Make a Killing</em> by Nicholas Pierpan at Southwark Playhouse, <em>A Sacred Flame</em> for English Touring Theatre, and <em>A Midsummer Night’s Dream</em> at Open Air Regents Park Theatre, <em>Saturday Night, Sunday Morning</em> at the Royal Exchange Manchester and <em>Mogadishu</em> at Royal Exchange, Manchester and Lyric Hammersmith, <em>The Most Incredible Thing</em> at Sadler’s Wells, <em>The Two Gentleman of Verona</em> at Royal &amp; Derngate, Northampton and <em>Doctor Faustus</em> at Shakespeare’s Globe. As a writer, his credits include <em>Children’s Children</em> at the Almeida Theatre and <em>You Can See the Hills</em> at the Royal Exchange, Manchester.</p> <p>Age guidance 15+</p> <p><em>Liberian Girl</em> was also performed as a staged presentation at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, chaired by William Hague and Angelina Jolie, at the Excel Centre, earlier this month.</p> <p>After its run at the Royal Court Theatre, Liberian Girl will transfer to the <span class="caps">CLF</span> Art Café at the Bussey Building in Peckham for one week and the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham.</p> <p><a href="/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0DLiZbkKT0">Click here to watch our Season Trailer</a></p> ]]>
2015-01-07T19:45:00 2015-01-31T19:45:00
<![CDATA[How To Hold Your Breath]]> Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

4 February - 21 March 2015

£32, £22, £16, £12 (Mondays all seats £10)

Playwright: by Zinnie Harris

Lead Quote: "Because we live in Europe. Because nothing really bad happens. The worst is a bit of an inconvenience. Perhaps not such a good mini break. But really in the grand scheme of life, not so bad."

Ticket Information: Tickets £32, £22, £16, £12 ,Mondays all seats £10 (half are available in advance to Friends and Supporters, strictly subject to availability, and then available only on the day of the performance from 9am online) ,Concessions £5 off top two prices* (available in advance for all preview performances and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day) ,25s and under £12* (available for independent bookers, valid on £22, £16 and £12 tickets) ,School and HE Groups of 8+ 50% off top two prices (available Wednesday -Friday and all matinees) ,Groups of 6+ £5 off top price (available Wednesday-Friday) ,Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate) ,*ID required. All discounts are subject to availability ,


<p>Starting with a seemingly innocent one night stand, this darkly witty and magical play by Zinnie Harris dives into our recent European history.</p> <p>An epic look at the true cost of principles and how we live now.</p> <p><strong>Zinnie Harris’</strong> credits at the Royal Court include <em>Nightingale and Chase</em>. Her play <em>The Wheel</em> for the National Theatre of Scotland, directed by Vicky Featherstone, won a Fringe First Award, jointly won an Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Theatre Award and was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Her other recent credits include <em>The Message on the Watch</em> and <em>The Panel</em> at the Tricycle, <em>A Doll’s House</em> at the Donmar (adapt.). Her 2000 play <em>Further than the Furthest Thing</em> won the Peggy Ramsay Foundation Award, a Fringe First, and the John Whiting Award. On television, she wrote extensively for Spooks and is currently writing <em>Tommy and Tuppence</em> based on the Agatha Christie series for David Walliams on BBC1.</p> <p>Artistic Director of the Royal Court <strong>Vicky Featherstone</strong> directs. She previously worked with Zinnie Harris on <em>The Wheel</em> at National Theatre of Scotland, where she was the company’s Artistic Director. Since she started at the Royal Court, her credits have included Dennis Kelly’s <em>The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas</em> and Abi Morgan’s <em>The Mistress Contract</em>. She opened her first season at the Royal Court with Open Court – a festival of plays, ideas and events, chosen by over 140 writers. At National Theatre of Scotland, her credits included <em>Enquirer</em> (co-directed with John Tiffany), <em>Appointment With The Wicker Man</em> and <em>27</em> and prior to Scotland, Vicky was Artistic Director of Paines Plough.</p> <p>Age guidance 14+</p> <p><strong>Multi-Buy Offer</strong> &#8211; Save over 20% with tickets at just £25. <br /> To use the multi-buy deal purchase three or more Jerwood Theatre Downstairs productions (<em>The Nether, Teh Internet Is Serious Business, Hope</em> or <em>How To Hold Your Breath</em> (excludes <em>The Twits</em>)). Only valid on full price, top-price tickets. Must be booked by 31 July 2014. </p> <p><a href="/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0DLiZbkKT0">Click here to watch our Season Trailer</a></p> ]]>
2015-02-04T19:30:00 2015-03-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Fireworks (Al'ab Nariya)]]> Jerwood Theatre Upstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

12 February - 14 March 2015

£20

Playwright: by Dalia Taha

Lead Quote: “There’s no-one in the streets but us. You run that way and I’ll run this way. Whoever gets back to the front door first without getting shot, wins.”

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Ticket Information: Tickets £20 ,Mondays all seats £10 (available on the day from 9am online only) ,School and HE Groups of 8+ £10 (available Wed –Sat mat, plus midweek mat) ,Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate) *ID required. All discounts subject to avail.


<p>In a Palestinian town eleven year-old Lubna and twelve year-old Khalil are playing on the empty stairwell in their apartment block. As the siege intensifies outside, fear for their safety becomes as crippling as the conflict itself.</p> <p><strong>Dalia Taha’s</strong> play gives us a new way of seeing how war fractures childhood.</p> <p>Age guidance 14+</p> <p><em>Fireworks</em> was first developed during the Royal Court’s International Residency in August 2013. Dalia returned to London this summer and, in response to recent events, continued to develop her play. </p> <p>Directed by the Royal Court’s International Associate <strong>Richard Twyman</strong> <em>Fireworks (Al&#8217;ab Nariya)</em>, is part of International Playwrights: A Genesis Foundation Project, and will be accompanied by a series of Big Idea events, talks and readings during the run, to be announced. </p> <p><strong>Dalia Taha</strong> is a Palestinian poet and playwright. She was born in Berlin in 1986 and grew up in Ramallah, Palestine. Her first play <em>Keffiyeh/Made in China</em> was produced by the Flemish Royal Theatre and A.M. Qattan Foundation and premiered in Brussels before touring seven Palestinian cities across the West Bank. The play was given a staged reading in July 2013 at the Mosaic Rooms in London, as part of the Shubbak Festival, in association with the Royal Court. Dalia is currently pursuing an <span class="caps">MFA</span> in Playwriting at Brown University and has published two collections of poetry and one novel.</p> <p><strong>Richard Twyman</strong> directs. International Associate at the Royal Court, he recently directed <em>The Djinns of Eidgah</em> by Abhishek Majumdar, <em>Phil in Space</em> by Tom Wells as part of Unusual Unions (also at Wilderness Festival) and <em>A New Song</em> as part of New Plays from South Africa at the Royal Court. Richard directed <em>The Djinns of Eidgah</em> for Rage Theatre in Mumbai as part of the Writers Bloc Festival. His other credits include <em>Henry IV Pt II</em> for the multi-Olivier Award winning <span class="caps">RSC</span> Histories Cycle (Olivier Awards for Best Ensemble, Best Revival and Evening Standard Editor’s Choice Award), <em>Ditch</em> at the Old Vic Tunnels/HighTide, <em>Sixty-Six Books</em> at the Bush Theatre and <em>Give Me Your Hand</em> (nominated for a Drama Desk Award), at the Irish Rep, New York. </p> <p><em>Fireworks (Al&#8217;ab Nariya)</em> is presented as part of <strong>International Playwrights: A Genesis Foundation Project</strong>, with additional support from the <strong>British Council</strong> and the <strong>A.M. Qattan Foundation</strong>.</p> ]]>
2015-02-12T19:45:00 2015-03-14T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Roald Dahl's The Twits]]> Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 0.00000000 0.00000000

7 April - 31 May 2015

£35, £25, £16, £12, Under 16's: 50% off (Mondays all seats £10)

Playwright: Mischievously adapted by Enda Walsh

Ticket Information: Tickets £35, £25, £16, £12 ,Mondays all seats £10 (half are available in advance to Friends and Supporters, strictly subject to availability, and then available only on the day of the performance from 9am online) ,Concessions £5 off top two prices* (available in advance for all preview performances and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day) ,25s and under £12* (available for independent bookers, valid on £22, £16 and £12 tickets) ,School and HE Groups of 8+ 50% off top two prices (available Wednesday -Friday and all matinees) ,Groups of 6+ £5 off top price (available Wednesday-Friday) ,Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate) ,*ID required. All discounts are subject to availability , ,


<p>Mr and Mrs Twit are not very nice. In fact they&#8217;re extremely nasty. They&#8217;re nasty to each other, and they&#8217;re <span class="caps">VILE</span> to everyone else. </p> <p>They hold a family of monkeys hostage in a cage and force them to stand on their heads. <span class="caps">ALL</span> <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">TIME</span>.</p> <p>We told you they weren&#8217;t very nice. Can the monkeys find a way to show those vicious Twits what for?</p> <p>Mischievously adapted from one of the world&#8217;s most loved books, <strong>Enda Walsh</strong> turns the <em>The Twits</em> upside down and brings this revolting revolution to the Royal Court Theatre stage.</p> <p>Age guidance 7+</p> <p><em>The Twits</em> will be accompanied by a full programme of free writing workshops for children and their families designed by Enda Walsh and John Tiffany, <a href="http://http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/education/production-workshops-2013/">free in-school workshops for all schools</a>, with extra May half term activities and a host of online resources to be announced. </p> <p><strong>Enda Walsh’s</strong> theatre credits include <em>Ballyturk</em>, premiering at Galway Arts Festival this year and transferring to the National Theatre, <em>Once</em>, directed by John Tiffany, which won eight Tony Awards, <em>Penelope</em> at the Druid Theatre, <em>Chatroom</em> at the National Theatre, <em>Misterman</em> at the Granary Theatre and later starring Cillian Murphy at the National Theatre and <em>Disco Pigs</em> for Corcadorca Theatre Company, also starring Cillian Murphy. He was last at the Royal Court in 2002 with <em>Bedbound</em>. His screen credits include <em>Chatroom, Hunger</em>, directed by Steve McQueen and <em>Disco Pigs</em>.</p> <p><strong>John Tiffany</strong>, Associate Director of the Royal Court, directs. His most recent credits at the Royal Court include <em>The Pass</em> by John Donnelly and <em>Let the Right One In</em> (a National Theatre of Scotland production, which is currently running at the Apollo in the West End). His production of <em>The Glass Menagerie</em> at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Broadway was nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Director and <em>Once</em> (New York Theater Workshop, Broadway and the West End) won John a Tony, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award and an Obie Award. His work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes <em>Macbeth</em> (also on Broadway), <em>Enquirer</em> (co-directed with Vicky Featherstone), <em>The Missing</em>, <em>Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The Bacchae</em> and <em>Black Watch</em>, for which he won an Olivier and Critics’ Circle Award.</p> <p><strong>Find out more about <em>The Twits</em></strong> on the official <a href="http://roalddahl.com/roald-dahl/stories/1980s/the-twits?utm_source=RoyalCourtWebsite&amp;utm_medium=Referral&amp;utm_campaign=RoyalCourtWebsiteTwits" target="_blank"">Roald Dahl website</a> </p> <p><strong>The Twits Activities Programme</strong><br /> All workshops are free (with a ticket to <em>The Twits</em>). Tickets are available soon. Bookable in advance.</p> <p><strong>Saturdays (from 18 April)</strong><br /> 11.30am &#8211; 12.30pm Family Writing Workshop<br /> 1pm &#8211; 2pm Children’s Writing Workshop</p> <p><strong>Tuesdays (from 21 April)</strong> <br /> 5pm &#8211; 6pm Children’s Writing Workshop</p> <p><strong>Thursday 16 April and Thursday 28 May</strong><br /> 11.30am – 12.30pm Family Writing Workshop<br /> 1pm &#8211; 2pm Children’s Writing Workshop</p> <p><strong>Sunday 31 May</strong> <br /> 11.30am &#8211; 12.30pm Family Writing Workshop</p> <p><a href="/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0DLiZbkKT0">Click here to watch our Season Trailer</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/roalddahl" target="_blank"">www.facebook.com/roalddahl</a><br /> <a href="http://www.twitter.com/roald_dahl" target="_blank"">www.twitter.com/roald_dahl</a><br /> <a href="https://plus.google.com/+roalddahl" target="_blank"">plus.google.com/+roalddahl</a><br /> <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/roalddahl" target="_blank"">www.pinterest.com/roalddahl</a><br /> <a href="http://instagram.com/roald_dahl" target="_blank"">instagram.com/roald_dahl</a></p> ]]>
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