The Royal Court Theatre confirm their Autumn Season Schedule:

Theatre Downstairs

A Number
by Caryl Churchill
Opens 18th Sep 02, following previews from 12th Sep 02, running to 2nd Nov 02.
It is directed by Stephen Daldry, designed by Ian MacNeil , with lighting by Rick Fisher. The play features Daniel Craig. Bernard has come to tell his father some shocking news. But who exactly is Bernard and what will happen to him when he finds out?

The Lying Kind
by Anthony Neilson
Opens 26th Nov 02, following previews from 21st Nov 02, running to tbc
It is directed by Anthony Neilson. An alternative Christmas show: Constables Blunt and Gobbel have one last duty to fulfil before they can go home for Christmas; telling the old couple at No. 58 some terrible news. But what if the shock is too much for them? Maybe they'd be happier not knowing. Blunt and Gobbell did not sign up to ruin people's lives. And maybe it would all be much easier if the two constables weren't also stuck in the middle of a full-scale lynching operation by parents Against Paedophile Scum...


Theatre Upstairs

Outlying Islands
by David Greig
Opens 9th Sep 02, following previews from 5th Sep 02, running to 28th Sep 02.
It is produced by Traverse Theatre Company, directed by Philip Howard, designed by Fiona Hart with lighting by Chahine Yavroyan. In 1939, on the eve of the 2nd world war, two young Cambridge ornithologists arrive on a remote, uninhabited Scottish island, sent by the Government to survey the island's birds. For Robert, it is the fulfilment of his dream to find the elusive Leach's Petrel (a bird that only lands to breed on outlying islands); for John, it is a chance to learn from his talented mentor. With them on the island are Kirk, the authoritarian leaseholder, and his niece Ellen, a young woman who dreams of the stars of silent comedy. Left alone, surrounded by the vast Atlantic, they are briefly drawn together before their innocence and youth is destroyed forever.

by DeObia Oparei
Opens 3rd Dec 02, following previews from 29th Nov 02, running to 21st Dec 02.
It is directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair, and stars DeObia Oparei. Femi is actor Laurence by day, macho rentboy Big Black Jungle Nigga by night and pre-op trannie callgirl Shaneequa in between times. Streetwise Asian 'fly-girl', Kareema, is on the ruin from her Jewish 'blackney' boyfriend, Danny, and seeks out best friend Femi. Tough talking suburban drag queen Colin wants a Big Black Jungle Nigga. Classical actress Hermoine lusts after leading man, Laurence. Movie star Raef Ellis desires Shaneequa. Peckham-dwelling yardie, Olunde, needs to speak with his big brother. As all converge on Femi's St John's Wood flat, it's time to hold on tight, as the mirror of Femi's personalities splinter's then falls apart to reveal a reflection of his and our CRAZYBLACKMUTHAFUCKIN 'SELF


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