One Night Stands, a series of one-off performances from familiar faces will run at the Royal Court Theatre this December.
Throwing open the doors to the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, the Royal Court has invited a selection of theatre-makers, writers, singers, activists and artists to present intimate evenings in their company, each one completely different from the last. The mutually fulfilling, no strings attached one-nighters will run between 1 – 17 December.
One Night Stands will exist in its own universe, designed by Shahaf Beer. A playful take on the world of backstage and what exists behind the scenes, complete with its own green room sofa, costume department and a makeshift onstage bar.
The line up includes: experimental, anarchic theatre-makers In Bed With My Brother (1 Dec) with a special spooky Christmas DJ set; guaranteed laughs, belter tunes and massive love with Felix Mufti (6 Dec); an evening of rediscovery with playwright Rabiah Hussain (7 Dec); Inua Ellams brings Search Party (8 Dec), his chaotic, audience-led poetry event; an utterly spontaneous new play from two of the UK’s most hilarious improv performers Lola-Rose Maxwell and Charlie Kemp (9 Dec); a special edition of Yomi Ṣode’s First Five podcast (10 Dec) with DJ Zezi Ifore asking the audience to join the conversation; Rachel Bagshaw’s (12 Dec) beanbag manifesto for a more compassionate world; an elegant queer Jewish soiree from Ray Filar and Dex Chait Grodner (13 Dec); Siobhán McSweeney and Amalia Vitale with an early outing of something fun and lovely directed by Stephen Soba (14 Dec); a Christmassy chat about how the world ends with Chris Thorpe (15 Dec); a night of queer Joy, heartbreak, love and ideas told through poetry & beatboxing with Jade Anouka and Grace Savage (16 Dec); a dark winter’s evening of Norwegian cosy with E.V. Crowe and friends (17 Dec).
Tickets are on sale now from the Royal Court