The Royal Court Theatre

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The Royal Court Theatre is dedicated to presenting new work by UK and international playwrights.

Started by the English Stage Company under Artistic Director George Devine, the Royal Court Theatre has become famous around the world for its dedication to presenting new plays – from John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger in 1956 to the present day.


Prime Time 2015
18 July 2015 – 25 July 2015. Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Short plays written by primary school children aged eight to 11.

Men in Cities
21 July 2015 – 21 August 2015. Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Through fractured snapshots of seemingly disconnected lives, Men in the Cities presents a challenging but radically humane portrait of how we live now.
Written and performed by Fringe First winner (2014) Chris Goode, directed by Wendy Hubbard

Prime Time Writing Workshop
24 July 2015 – 25 July 2015. Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Alongside Primetime plays written by 8-11 year olds, we’re running free Family Writing Workshops for children and their families, led by a Royal Court writer.

Kate Tempest with Special Guest Hollie
28 July 2015. Jerwood Theatre Downstairs.
Kate Tempest and Hollie McNish bring an evening of readings and poetry to the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs.

Speech Debelle Live
31 July 2015. Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
British rapper and winner of the 2009 Mercury Music Prize Speech Debelle performs tracks from her new album Breath in a special one off gig

Lela & Co.
3 September 2015 – 3 October 2015. Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
First-time Royal Court playwright Cordelia Lynn teams up with director Jude Christian to bring this urgent and poetic story based on true life events in Albania.

10 September 2015 – 10 October 2015. Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Martin McDonagh returns to the Royal Court with his first UK play in over ten years. directed by Matthew Dunster, Hangman is designed by Anna Fleischle, with lighting by Joshua Carr and sound by Ian Dickinson.  BOOK TICKETS>

Plaques and Tangles
14 October 2015 – 21 November 2015. Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Nicola Wilson’s Royal Court debut Plaques and Tangles explores one woman’s life with early onset Alzheimer’s. Directed Lucy Morrison with design by Andrew D. Edwards and lighting by Anna Watson

21 October 2015 – 14 November 2015. Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.
The TEAM is a Brooklyn-based ensemble dedicated to creating new work about the experience of living in America today, Rachel Chavkin directs. BOOK TICKETS>

25 November 2015 – 9 January 2016. Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Kim Cattrall stars in a new play by Penelope Skinner – Linda plays in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, directed by Michael Longhurst. BOOK TICKETS>

You For Me For You
Playing from 3 December 2015 until 9 January 2016 in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Directed by Richard Twyman, Korean-American playwright Mia Chung’s play has its UK première in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.

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