Royal Court announce Spring/Summer Season 2009


Royal Court announce Spring/Summer Season 2009

The Royal Court Theatre, announce Spring/Summer Season 2009: Clare Higgins, Jane Horrocks and Miranda Richardson in a season of work by Wallace Shawn; Mark Rylance in a new play by Jez Butterworth; new plays by Polly Stenham, Mark Ravenhill and Marius von Mayenburg.

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in Theatre Downstairs...

The Stone, By Marius von Mayenburg, translated by Maja Zade. Opens 9 Feb 2009, following previews from 5 Feb - running to 28 Feb 2009. Directed by Ramin Gray. As a house passes from owner to owner, and from generation to generation, the secrets buried in the garden and seeping from the walls reveal themselves. (Part of a season of new plays about Germany)

Over There, By Mark Ravenhill. Opens 2 Mar 2009, following previews from 25 Feb - running to 21 Mar 2009. Directed by Ramin Gray.Starring Harry Treadaway & Luke Treadaway. When Franz's mother escaped to the West with one of her identical twin boys, she left the other behind. Now, 25 years later, Karl crosses the border in search of his other half. As history takes an unexpected turn, the brothers must struggle to reconnect. (Part of a season of new plays about Germany)

The Fever, By Wallace Shawn. Opens 6 April 2009, following previews from 1 April - running to 2 May 2009. Directed by Dominic Cooke. Starring Clare Higgins. A traveller from a privileged background visits an impoverished foreign country and suddenly becomes ill. As her temperature begins to rise, she becomes emotionally unsettled and contemplates with lacerating frankness the impact her life has had on the world.

Aunt Dan and Lemon, By Wallace Shawn. Opens 27 May 2009, following previews from 20 May - running to 27 June 2009. Directed by Dominic Cooke. Starring Jane Horrocks.We all remember a favourite aunty, uncle or grandparent, someone who, in our childhood, told us tales that made our toes curl and stories of wonder. For Lemon, it was Aunt Dan. A brilliant, intoxicating but dangerous woman who shared all the most intimate and daring secrets of her decadent, exotic adult world…

Jerusalem, By Jez Butterworth . Opens 15 Jul 2009, following previews from 10 Jul - running to 15 Aug 2009. Directed by Ian Rickson. Starring Mark Rylance.On St George’s Day, the morning of the local county fair, Johnny Byron, local waster and modern day Pied Piper, is a wanted man. The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his children want their dad to take them to the fair, Troy Whitworth wants to give him a serious kicking and a motley crew of mates want his ample supply of drugs and alcohol.

 

in Theatre Upstairs...

Shades, By Alia Bano . Opens 2 Feb 2009, following previews from 28 Jan - running to 21 Feb 2009. Directed by Nina Raine. London worships many gods, but it often seems that Cupid isn't one of them. Sabrina, a single girl-about-town, is seeking Mr Right in a world where traditional and liberal brothers sit side-by-side, but rarely see eye-to-eye.Shades explores tolerance within and without the Muslim community.

A Miracle, By Molly Davies . Opens 4 Mar 2009, following previews from 27 Feb - running to 21 Mar 2009. Directed by Lyndsey Turner.Take one baby and a mother who's not sure if she's ready. Add a soldier returned from war and a grandmother holding the fort. Mix in a landscape of flatness and a pinch of violence in the countryside and maybe, just maybe, you'll get a miracle. A play about wanting a better life.

Tusk Tusk, By Polly Stenham . Opens 1 April 2009, following previews from 28 Mar - running to 2 may 2009. Directed by Jeremy Herrin.Once upon a time in what feels like another country, three children play hide and seek. Fifteen year old Elliott wears a crown, thirteen year old Maggie wraps herself in silk and little Finn draws on the walls/thinks he’s king of the wild things. Together they watch a mobile phone intensely, willing it to come to life. Whose call are they waiting for and why are they home alone?

Grasses of a Thousand Colours, By Wallace Shawn . Opens 18 May 2009, following previews from 12 May - running to 13 June 2009. Directed by Andre Gregory. Starring Miranda Richardson, & Wallace Shawn. The scientist who tinkered with the universe tells us of his many loves. As his self-obsession literally consumes him, we listen to tales of food, sex and man's true best friend. An extreme, disturbing, and funny vision of the embattled relationship between man and beast.

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