Royal Court Theatre announces Autumn Season 2012
The Royal Court Theatre has announced its Autumn 2012 Season, which includes six productions.
In the Theatre Downstairs...
Love and Information, by Caryl Churchill, from 6 Sep to 13 Oct 2012. Directed by James Macdonald, designed by Miriam Buether , lighting by Peter Mumford, sound by Christopher Shutt. Someone sneezes. Someone can’t get a signal. Someone shares a secret. Someone won't answer the door. Someone put an elephant on the stairs. Someone's not ready to talk. Someone is her brother's mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone got a message from the traffic light. Someone's never felt like this before.
NSFW, by Lucy Kirkwood, from 25 Oct to 24 Nov 2012. Directed by Simon Godwin, designed by Tom Pye, lighting by Guy Hoare, sound by Ben and Max Ringham. Carrie’s getting them out for the lads. Charlotte’s just grateful to have a job, Sam’s being asked to sell more than his body and Aidan’s trying to keep Doghouse from going under. (NSFW - Not Safe For Work: online material which the viewer may not want to be seen accessing in a public or formal setting such as at work.)
In The Republic of Happiness, by Martin Crimp, from 6 Dec 2012 to 19 Jan 2012. Directed by Dominic Cooke, designed by Miriam Buether, lighting by Peter Mumford. A family Christmas is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Uncle Bob. Who is he? Why has he come? Why does his wife stay out in the car? And what is the meaning of his long and outrageous message? All we can be sure of is that the world will never be the same again.
In the Theatre Upstairs...
Choir Boy, by Tarell Alvin McCraney, from 4 Sep to 6 Oct 2012. Directed by Dominic Cooke, designed by Ultz, lighting by Charles Balfour, sound by Carolyn Downing. (A co-production with Manhattan Theatre Club) Determined to make his mark like those before him Pharus is hell bent on being the best choir leader in the school’s 50 year history. But in a world built on rites and rituals, how will he conform to expectations and gain the respect he desperately needs? This new play set in an all boys, all black, American prep school scores a gospel refrain of the politics of minority and masculinity.
The River, by Jez Butterworth, from 18 Oct to 17 Nov 2012. Directed by Ian Rickson, designed by Ultz, lighting by Charles Balfour, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph. A remote cabin on the cliffs, a man and a woman, and a moonless night....
Here, By E.V Crowe, from 23 Nov to 22 Dec 2012. Directed by Jeremy Herrin. We can only do this, if we go by the book. Announcing you’re gay to minors is not in the book. That’s in the other book. Danny's gay, a primary school teacher, and he’s not afraid of anything. His colleague Jamie’s straight, and thinks he should be.