A Road, a wild night, a drunken tour guide, a journey to the gutter and the stars and back. “Why’s the world so tough? It’s like walking through meat in high heels.” Jim Cartwright's seminal play, gives expression to the inhabitants of an unnamed northern road in Eighties Britain. "Road is coming round us". Jim Cartwright’s 1986 game changing play Road returns to the Royal Court in a new production directed by Royal Court Associate Director John Tiffany.

Road Child Policy:
14+ Contains strong language
Jim Cartwright
Royal Court Theatre
John Tiffany
Road Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Opening date: 
Friday, 28 July, 2017
Available from: 
Friday, 19 January, 2018
Booking to: 
Saturday, 9 September, 2017

Royal Court Theatre

Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS
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Sloane Square
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Thirty years after it premiered at the Royal Court, and about thirty years after it first landed in director John Tiffany's lap, Jim Cartwright's play Road paints a portrait of northern England at a time well before the term 'Powerhouse' was coined. We're in the heart of Thatcher's Britain. Unemployment at record levels, but a time when someone could hold two or three jobs is a not-so distant... Read more

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John Tiffany interview: 'Road was written from a place where it didn't seem things could get worse'
Monday, July 31, 2017

“People get very annoyed when I don’t respond to emails, but what can I say, I’m busy.” ‘Busy’ is putting it loosely. Between staging a new adaptation of the Disney classic Pinocchio at the National this Christmas, and the mammoth task of taking the biggest play in the world over to Broadway (that’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by the way), director John Tiffany’s latest venture, Jim Cartwright’s Road, has just opened at the Royal Court.

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