Chicken Soup with Barley & Village Bike extends 1 wk

Both Chicken Soup with Barley, and The Village Bike have been extended by one week at the Royal Court Theatre.

Chicken Soup with Barley by Arnold Wesker, has been extended by 1 week to 16 July 2011. The play opened at the Royal Court Downstairs 7 June 2011, following previews from 2 June to good notices from the popular press. The cast includes Samantha Spiro, Tom Rosenthal, Danny Webb. Directed by Dominic Cooke. Sarah Khan is an East End Jewish mother, a feisty political fighter and a staunch communist. Battling against the State and her shirking husband she desperately tries to keep her family together.

The Village Bike By Penelope Skinner, has been extended by 1 week to 30 July 2011. The play opens at the Royal Court Upstairs 1 July 2011, following previews from 24 June. The cast includes Romola Garai, Alexandra Gilbreath, Nicholas Burns. Becky's pregnant and frustrated. But her husband is more interested in the baby manual than her new underwear so she turns to the porn stash under the bed. As the summer heats up, a brief encounter sends her speeding downhill towards reckless abandon.

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