Royal Court Theatre presents two plays from writers who attended Royal Court writers programmes


The Royal Court Theatre presents two plays from writers who attended Royal Court writers’ programmes. They will play in the Theatre Upstairs.

The Acid Test, by Anya Reiss, opens 23 May 2011, following previews from 13 May - running to 11 June 2011. Directed by Simon Godwin, designed by Paul Wills, lighting by Malcolm Rippeth. An unruly new comedy asking if age equals maturity. Dana, Ruth and Jess down shots to console the heart-broken, to comfort the anxious and just pass the time. Kicked out from the family home Jess’s dad, Jim, invades the party with just as much recklessness as the girls. As the night passes and vodka bottles are emptied, Friday night in becomes high drama. (This the second play from Anya Reiss, whose play Spur of the Moment premiered at the Royal Court in July 2010, winning her the award for Most Promising Playwright at both the Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle awards.)

The Village Bike, by Penelope Skinner, opens 1 July 2011, following previews from 24 June - running to 23 July 2011. Directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. 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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