‘seven methods of killing kylie jenner’ to reopen Royal Court Theatre in June
A new season of work has been announced.
The Royal Court will reopen next month with a new season, welcoming back theatregoers after a year of suspended performances. Five productions will run as part of the season, including revivals and new works.
Artistic director Vicky Featherstone said: “It is testament to the vision and questing of the playwrights and artists at the Royal Court, that the work programmed two years ago is still way ahead of its time. In fact, seeing through the new optics of our post-pandemic and ruptured world these pieces now seem more acute, more urgent and more universal than ever.”
Jasmine Lee-Jones’ seven methods of killing kylie jenner will be revived at the Royal Court from 16 June - 27 July. Milli Bhatia will direct Tia Bannon and Leanne Henlon in the social-media inspired play, first staged at the Royal Court in 2019.
Chloe Lamford and Wende’s The Song Project will then run for a fortnight from 17 August. A company of musicians and actor will perform a variety of new works, focusing on topics of birth, death, loss and aging. The Song Project is in collaboration with composer Isobel Waller-Bridge, choreographer Imogen Knight and playwrights E.V. Crowe, Sabrina Mahfouz, Somalia Nonyé Seaton, Stef Smith and Debris Stevenson.
Ola Ince will direct Aleshea Harris Is God Is, running from 10 September - 23 October. A mashup of ancient and contemporary music styles, Is God Is sees 21 year old twins Racine and Anaia travel from southern America to the California desert, seeking justice. Casting is to be announced.
Caryl Churchill’s newest play What If If Only will run from 29 September - 23 October. James Macdonald directs Linda Bassett and John Heffernan in the 14-minute play, asking what happens when a partner dies.
Hamish Pirie directs Al Smith’s Rare Earth Mettle, running from 10 November - 18 December. A doctor, a Silicon Valley billionaire and an indigenous community collide on a Bolivian salt flat, but who owns the land? Casting is to be announced.
The Glow by Alistair McDowall, Purple Snowflakes and Titty Wanks by Sarah Hanly, A Fight Against... by Pablo Manzi and two Palestinians go dogging by Sami Ibrahim will be at the Royal Court in early 2022.
Photo credit: seven methods of killing kylie jenner cast (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)