The Royal Court Theatre brings a selection of inspiring plays, written by talented writers, established, up-and-coming and not yet known
Watch an invigorating season of work at the Royal Court Theatre
The Royal Court Theatre, aka the ‘writers’ theatre’, is a global hub in cultivating writers – recognised, emerging and unknown. This influential theatre on Sloane Square has a fabulous season of plays in the pipeline. If you want an inspiring, thought-provoking and stimulating experience at the theatre, written by talented writers, then head to the Royal Court Theatre to see the following plays.
British playwright Lucy Kirkwood brings her play The Children to the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. The play is centred on two retired nuclear scientists who attempt to survive on yoghurt and yoga in an isolated cottage by the sea as the world crumbles around them. Though things change when an old friend arrives with a terrifying request.
The Children is showing at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs from Tuesday 22 November 2016 until Saturday 14 January 2017.
Known for dramatising the abuses of power and the exploration of feminist issues and sexual politics, playwright Caryl Churchill’s critically-acclaimed play Escaped Alone comes to the Royal Court Theatre.
Escaped Alone sees three friends and a neighbour gather in a backyard and natter of cups of tea, as catastrophe brews.
Caryl Churchills’ Escaped Alone is showing at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs from Wednesday 25 January 2017 until Saturday 11 February 2017.
The Kid Stays In The Picture
Simon McBurney directs The Kid Stays In The Picture. The play is based on the life of legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans and his rise, demise and rise again. The Kid Stays In The Picture is co-produced with Patrick Milling Smith, Barbara Broccoli, Michael Wilson, Brian Carmody and is in association with Complicite.
The Kid Stays In The Picture is to premiere at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs on Tuesday 7 March 2017, where it will run until Saturday 8 April 2017.
Anatomy of a Suicide
Writer Alice Birch’s first play to be shown at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs is the Anatomy of a Suicide. This new play is directed by Katie Mitchell and explores the legacy suicide had on three generations of women from the same family.
Anatomy of a Suicide is showing at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs from Saturday 3 June 2017 until Saturday 8 July 2017.
Hailed as a ‘game-changing play’ when it debuted in 1986, Jim Cartwright’s seminal play Road is returning to the Royal Court Theatre. This new production of the powerful play about a wild night that takes place on an unnamed road in 1980s Britain, is directed by Royal Court Associated Director John Tiffany.
Road premieres in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs on Friday 21 July 2017 where it will run until Saturday 9 September 2017.
You can buy tickets to see this diverse mix of plays at the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre Downstairs from Shows In London.