Casting has been announced for One for Sorrow, Cordelia Lynn’s latest play which will run in the Jerwood Upstairs at the Royal Court from June. Directed by James Macdonald, the play is about a 20-year old called Imogen who joins a campaign offering refuge to victims of an attack on London. John arrives - despite Imogen not consulting her family, who see their visitor as direct danger. One for Sorrow will star Kitty Archer, Pearl Chanda, Neil Dudgeon, Irfan Shamji and Sarah Woodward.
One for Sorrow
“You’ve endangered us. You’ve endangered your family.”
During an attack on London, 20 year old Imogen joins a campaign offering refuge to victims. Before her family have even had a chance to have a reasonable discussion, John is at their door.
He is different to them. He isn’t what they expected. And although they’d never admit it to themselves, he isn’t necessarily what they want.
“You will do anything, in the end, to keep the people you love safe.”
Cordelia Lynn received the 2017 Pinter Commission and returns to the Royal Court after making her debut here in 2015 with Lela & Co.
James Macdonald’s previous work for the Royal Court includes The Children (and New York), Escaped Alone (and New York), and The Wolf From The Door.