The Royal Court Theatre announces Autumn season
The Royal Court Theatre, just off Sloane Square in west London, under the artistic direction of Vicky Featherstone, has now announced details of its new season. It will include four world premieres, bringing together leading playwrights with new voices as well as two UK premières of American plays by the US’s most original voices.
From 3 Sep to 3 Oct 2015 at Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Lela & Co
Starring David Mumeni and Katie West
Playwright: Cordelia Lynn
Director: Jude Christian
Synopsis: In the beginning was the mattress. Gradually, other little changes - more bolts on the front door; the gun; the locked cupboard. And she knew in her heart that change was bad. The story of a young girl trapped in an increasingly tiny world.
From 10 Sep to 10 Oct 2015 at Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Starring: Josef Davies, James Dryden, Johnny Flynn, Graeme Hawley, Ralph Ineson, Bronwyn James, David Morrissey, Ryan Pope, Sally Rogers, Simon Rouse and Reece Shearsmith.
Playwright: Martin McDonagh
Director: Matthew Dunster
Synopsis: In his small pub in Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and sycophantic pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different motive for his visit.
From 14 Oct – 21 Nov 2015 at Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Plaques and Tangles
Playwright: Nicola Wilson
Director: Lucy Morrison
Synopsis: Days before her wedding Megan discovers she has a 50-50 chance of developing early onset Alzheimer’s. Years later she’s offered a genetic test. But if she's got the gene does she really want to know? Megan, 21. Megan, 47. Megan, 32. Megan, 27. One woman lurches through time on a wild memory trip while her young family deal with the consequences.
From 21 Oct – 14 Nov 2015 at Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Starring: Libby King and Kristen Sieh
Director: Rachel Chavkin
Synopsis: Set against the boundless blue skies of the Great Plains and endless American highway, is a new work about gender, appetite, and the multitudes we contain.
From 25 Nov – 9 January 2016 at Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Starring: Kim Cattrall
Playwright: Penelope Skinner
Director: Michael Longhurst
Synopsis: Linda Wilde has dedicated her life to changing the world. She’s won awards for her efforts, at the same time as working hard to become an inspiring mother, and an independent, loving wife. Now, at 55, she seems to have it all. But Linda isn’t satisfied. She’s a woman in her prime and she’s embarking on her most ambitious plan to date. Beneath the surface, the cracks are starting to show.
From 03 Dec – 09 Jan 2016 at Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
You For Me For You
Playwright: Mia Chung
Director: Richard Twyman
Synopsis: As they attempt to flee the Best Nation in the World, North Korean sisters Minhee and Junhee are torn apart at the border. Each must race across time and space to be together again - navigating the perilous Land of the Free and the treacherous terrain of personal belief.