The Royal Court Theatre announces new 2014/15 season

The Royal Court Theatre, just off Sloane Square in west London, under the artistic direction of Vicky Featherstone, has now announced its new season. From Sep 2014 to May 2015, the season includes the following productions:

From 10 Sep to 01 Nov 2014 at Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

The Wolf From The Door
starring Anna Chancellor as Lady Catherine
Playwright: Rory Mullarkey
Director: James Macdonald
Synopsis: Rory Mullarkey imagines a wild road trip across Middle England where Lady Catherine and her young protegee Leo, enlist every tearoom, hot yoga class and WI group on a mission to change the country forever.

From 17 Sep to 25 Oct 2014 at Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

Teh Internet is Serious Business
Playwright: Tim Price
Director: Hamish Pirie
Synopsis: A 16-year-old London schoolboy and an 18-year-old recluse in Shetland meet online, pick a fight with the FBI and change the world forever.


From 05 Nov to 15 Nov 2014 at Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

A co-production with Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg
Playwright: Duncan Macmillan and Chris Rapley
Director: Katie Mitchell
Synopsis: Climate change is a matter of importance to everyone, but what to do about it is mired in controversy. What's needed is a conversation. What do we owe future generations? How can we protect our children and grandchildren?

From 12 Nov to 20 Dec 2014 at Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

God Bless The Child
Playwright: Molly Davies
Director: Vicky Featherstone
Synopsis: 'Badger Do Best' has landed, bringing with it a new world of rules and regulations. But the kids are fighting back. Tired of being guinea pigs in yet another government scheme can the class of 4N bring down the education regime set to pacify them? After years working in the classroom, Molly Davies imagines a mutiny of eight year olds.

From 26 Nov 2014 to 10 Jan 2015 at Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

Playwright: Jack Thorne
Director: John Tiffany
Synopsis: How do you save 22 million pounds? Mark and Hilary, the leaders of the Council are about to find out in this political play attacking the squeeze on local government.


From 07 Jan to 31 Jan 2015 at Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Liberian Girl
Playwright: Diana Nneka Atuona
Director: Matthew Dunster
Synopsis: Between 1989 and 2003 the Civil War in Liberia saw over 200,000 people killed, a million others displaced into refugee camps, and over 15,000 children recruited into 'Small Boys Units'. This play tells one teenage girl's story of survival.

From 04 Feb to 21 Mar 2015 at Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

How To Hold Your Breath
Playwright: Zinnie Harris
Director: Vicky Featherstone
Synopsis: Starting with a seemingly innocent one night stand, this play dives into our recent European history. An epic look at the true cost of principles and how we live now.


From 07 Apr to 31 May 2015 at Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

Roald Dahl's The Twits
by Roald Dahl, stage adaptation by Enda Walsh
Director: John Tiffany
Synopsis: Mr and Mrs Twit are not very nice. In fact they're extremely nasty. They're nasty to each other, and they're VILE to everyone else. They hold a family of monkeys hostage in a cage and force them to stand on their heads. ALL THE TIME. We told you they weren't very nice. Can the monkeys find a way to show those vicious Twits what for? Mischievously adapted from one of the world's most loved books, Enda Walsh turns The Twits upside down and brings this revolting revolution to the Royal Court Theatre stage.

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