The Royal Court Theatre announces further shows


The Royal Court Theatre announces further shows

The Royal Court Theatre has announced further three productions for 2009, focusing on British playwriting talent, with new plays from Mike Bartlett, Tim Crouch, Lucy Prebble and Michael Wynne.

Theatre Downstairs
THE PRIORY, by Michael Wynne, opens 26 Nov 2009, following previews from 19 Nov - running to 9 Jan 2010. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, designed by Robert Innes Hopkins, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Nick Powell. Kate is delighted when she finds a country retreat that ticks all the boxes. Gathering together a select group of her closest friends to celebrate New Year’s Eve, she is keen to start 2010 afresh. But successful, stressed-out thirtysomethings in search of a good time in the sticks can make for one very fearsome party… and some surprising resolutions.

Theatre Upstairs
THE AUTHOR, by Tim Crouch, opens 29 Sep 2009, following previews from 23 Sep - running to 24 Oct 2009. Directed by Karl James, lighting by Matt Drury, sound by Ben Ringham and Max Ringham. Starring Tim Crouch, Adrian Howells, Vic Llewellyn and Esther Smith. About the abuse carried out in the name of the spectator.

Theatre Upstairs
COCK, by Mike Bartlett, opens 18 Nov 2009, following previews from 13 Nov - running to 19 Dec 2009. When John takes a break from his boyfriend, he accidentally meets the girl of his dreams. Filled with guilt and indecision, he decides there is only one way to straighten this out... Takes a playful, candid look at one man’s sexuality and the difficulties that arise when you realise you have a choice.

Productions previously announced at the Theatre Downstairs include: JERUSALEM By Jez Butterworth, from 10 July to 15 Aug 2009, directed by Ian Rickson, starring Mark Rylance, Mackenzie Crook; and ENRON by Lucy Prebble, from 17 Sep to 7 Nov 2009. Directed by Rupert Goold, starring Tom Goodman-Hill, Tim Pigott-Smith, Samuel West

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