The Royal Court Theatre announce Spring 2011 Season


The Royal Court Theatre announces its Spring Season 2011.

Public Booking opens 22 Nov 2010.

In the Jerwood theatre Downstairs

THE HERETIC, by Richard Bean, opens 10 Feb 2011, following previews from 4 Feb - running to 19 Mar 2011. Directed by Jeremy Herrin. The study of climate science is the cool degree at the university where Dr Diane Cassell is a lead academic in Earth Sciences.At odds with the orthodoxy over man-made climate change, she finds herself increasingly vilified and is forced to ask if the issue is political as well as personal. Could the belief in anthropogenic global warming be the most attractive religion of the 21st century?

WASTWATER, by Simon Stephens, opens 5 Apr 2011, following previews from 31 Mar - running to 7 May 2011. Directed by Katie Mitchell. Set on the edges of Heathrow Airport, Wastwater is an elliptical triptych - a snapshot of three different couples who make a choice that will define the fallout of their future. Harry is on the point of leaving England. Frieda knows she will never see him again. Lisa and Mark are on the point of a sexual betrayal that takes them into a place darker than they ever thought possible. Sian has a terrifying deal for Jonathan. She isn't going to take no for an answer.

 

In the Jerwood theatre Upstairs

OUR PRIVATE LIFE, by Pedro Miguel Rozo, translated by Simon Scardifield, opens 18 Feb 2011, following previews from 11 Feb - running to 12 Mar 2011. Directed by Lyndsey Turner. When a rumour spreads like wildfire through a Colombian village, a respectable family start to wither in the heat. As long- buried secrets begin to surface, their efforts to discern truth from slander become fused with a desire for justice.

REMEMBRANCE DAY, By Aleksey Scherbak, translated by Rory Mullarkey, opens 23 Mar 2011, following previews from 18 Mar - running to 16 Apr 2011. Directed by Michael Longhurst. The Latvians who fought for the Third Reich and halted the Red Army parade as heroes every year through the streets of Riga. As a growing number of young Russians campaign to halt the ‘fascist’ march, their Latvian counterparts join the veterans in commemoration. When teenager Anya becomes a political activist, her father’s attempts to calm the situation stirs up a storm of extremist patriotism.

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