'Gunter' transfers to London's Royal Court

The show, which was a sell-out hit at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, tells a real-life tale of abuse and fear set in a country scarred by witch trials.

Olivia Rook
Olivia Rook

The Royal Court has announced the London transfer for Edinburgh Festival Fringe hit Gunter. The show opens in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs on 3 April.

The show, co-created by Lydia Higman, Julia Grogan, and Rachel Lemon, presents a harrowing, real-life tale of abuse and fear set in a country scarred by witch trials.

Grogan, Higman, Norah Lopez Holden, and Hannah Jarrett-Scott will reprise their roles.

Higman, Grogan, and Lemon, who make up company Dirty Hare, said, "We are unbelievably excited to be bringing Gunter to the Royal Court - to be part of a building with such a rich history which is also on the brink of an exciting future is so cool. Also to share this story with bigger audiences will be amazing! We're also working on a redesign with the incredible Anna Orton, so we're hoping to bring a new and more ambitious energy to the show for London. We can't wait!"

The creative team includes Lemon as director, with live music composed by Higman. The team is completed by design by Anna Orton, lighting by Amy Daniels, video/projection by Michelle Alise, music and lyrics by Lydia Higman, Tom Alford as sound consultant, and Anisha Fields as design associate. Lydia Higman is also the historian on the production.

The Royal Court Theatre’s 2024 season, which marks new artistic director David Byrne's inaugural season, will be announced in the spring.

Gunter's run ends on 25 April.

Check back for Gunter tickets on London Theatre.

Photo credit: Dirty Hare. (Photo by Alex Brenner)

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