X at the Royal Court Theatre

Royal Court Theatre, London
Booking to 7 May 2016
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Alistair McDowall’s new play X at the Royal Court Theatre.

Alistair McDowall returns to the Royal Court Theatre with new play set in a space station on Pluto.

Directed by Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone, X stars Rudi Dharmalingam, Darrell D’Silva, James Harkness, Jessica Raine and Ria Zmitrowicz.

X plays a limited run from 30 March 2016 until 7 May 2016 at the Royal Court Theatre.


“It’s a tax write-off. This is where they send the new, the underqualified, the old. And most of all the British. Mars is full of blonde Americans. It’s like they’re building the master race out there.”

Billions of miles from home, the lone research base on Pluto has lost contact with Earth. Unable to leave or send for help, the skeleton crew sit waiting.


Waiting long enough for time to start eating away at them.
To lose all sense of it.
To start seeing things in the dark outside.

“Can you help me?

I really feel like I’m…
I’m hanging on by my nails here…”


The cast includes Rudi Dharmalingam, Darrell D’Silva, James Harkness, Jessica Raine and Ria Zmitrowicz.


Alistair McDowall’s play is directed by Vicky Featherstone with design by Merle Hensel, lighting by Lee Curran, composition and sound by Nick Powell and video by Tal Rosner

Alistair McDowall’s previous Royal Court credits include Talk Show (Open Court) and Brilliant Adventures (Young Writers Festival reading). Other credits include Pomona (Orange Tree / National Theatre), Brilliant Adventures (Royal Exchange / Live Theatre Newcastle), Captain Amazing (Live Theatre Newcastle and Edinburgh Fringe).


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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 7 May 2016

Important Notes

Age Restrictions: Age Guidance 14+ Booking From: 30th Mar 2016 Booking Until: 7th May 2016 Important Info: Captioned Performance: 26 April evening Audio Described Performance: 23 April matinee

Venue Information

Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS
Nearest Tube or Train: Sloane Square (Circle Line, District Line)
Nearest Buses: 19, 22, 319, C1, N19, N22, 137, 452

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