The Royal Court announce spring season 2010

The Royal Court announce spring season 2010

The Royal Court Theatre has announced their Spring 2010 Season.

Public Booking opens 26 Oct 2009
(Except Sucker Punch, booking opening 2 Nov)

In the Theatre Downstairs...

OFF THE ENDZ, by Bola Agbaje, opens 11 Feb 2010, following previews from 16 Feb, running to 13 March 2010. Directed by Jeremy Herrin. David, Kojo and Sharon grew up on a London estate. Now in their mid 20s, they’re eyeing another kind of life. But how do you choose the right path when temptation lies around every corner? If your emotional or financial debt is sky high, how do you buy your way out?

POSH, by Laura Wade, opens 15 April 2010, following previews from 9 April, running to 22 May 2010. Directed by Lyndsey Turner. In an oak-panelled room in Oxford, ten young bloods with cut-glass vowels and deep pockets are meeting, intent on restoring their right to rule. Members of an elite student dining society, the boys are bunkering down for a wild night of debauchery, decadence and bloody good wine. But this isn’t the last huzzah: they’re planning a takeover. Welcome to the Riot Club.

SUCKER PUNCH, by Roy Williams, opens 18 June 2010, following previews from 11 June, running to 24 July 2010. Directed by Sacha Wares. In the red corner: Leon Davidson – Black British champ or Uncle Tom? In the blue corner: Troy Augustus – American powerhouse or naïve cash cow? Two former friends step into the ring and face up to who they are. Sucker Punch looks back on what it was like to be young and Black in the 80s and asks if the right battles have been fought, let alone won.


In the Theatre Upstairs...

DISCONNECT, by Anupama Chandrasekhar, opens 22 Feb 2010, following previews from 17 Feb, running to 20 March 2010. Directed by Indhu Rubasingham. Your credit card is maxed out, and you hang up the phone on Ross chasing your payments. But Ross is actually Roshan and though the sun is shining for you it’s past midnight in his window-less call centre. With a new accent and invented back story, bright young graduates in India are renamed and rebranded as they work to claw back the cash spent by Americans crippled by debt.

THE EMPIRE, by DC Moore, opens 8 April 2010, following previews from 31 March, running to 1 May 2010. Directed by Mike Bradwell. Helmand in the height of summer. Gary, a British soldier, and Hafizullah, his Afghan colleague, guard an injured young prisoner, Zia, found in the heat of battle. Gary wants answers, Hafizullah just wants to make it through the day and Zia thinks there has been a big mistake.

INGREDIENT X, by Nick Grosso, opens 26 May 2010, following previews from 20 May, running to 19 June 2010. A tough new comedy about addiction. It's Saturday night and the judges are gathering for their prime-time slot, feeding the nation their weekly fix. Except the harshest critics are sitting on your sofa and the mute button doesn’t seem to work.

SPUR OF THE MOMENT, by Anya Reiss, opens 20 July 2010, following previews from 14 July, running to 14 Aug 2010. Directed by Jeremy Herrin. Pre-teen Delilah enjoys High School Musical, swim parties and ogling the lodger. Whilst her parents throw verbal grenades at one another, they barely notice their 21 year old tenant starting to notice her. Spur of the Moment looks at the distance between close family relations and a young girl on the brink of adolescence.

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