Leigh’s last show The Trick premiered at the Bush Theatre in February 2019. It billed itself as a magic show about grief. These sleights of hand did not mesmerise the critics, as the play received two-star reviews across the board. It will be interesting to see how Leigh's writing has developed as she takes on the omnipresent power of the internet.
This new show’s form is particularly interesting as it will cater to audience members with impairments. Midnight Movie uses creative integration of access, which means that disability access is artistically embedded into the narrative, and enhances the experience for all audience members, regardless whether they have impairments or not. It creates a more fully-rounded experience and can be captivating, especially if you have never witnessed creative integration of access before. The piece will weave spoken English, British Sign Language, captioning (surtitles), and audio description into the drama of the narrative.
Every show will be performed in a relaxed environment, which means you can go in and out of the theatre as you please. Midnight Movie will not only perform to a live audience, but will involve the participation of an online audience each night, throughout the night.
Combining creative integration and online participation into a show is a first for the Royal Court. Midnight Movie promises to be an intriguing performance, whichever way you decide to engage with it.
General booking for Midnight Movie at the Royal Court Theatre is now open.
|What||Midnight Movie, Royal Court Theatre|
|Where||Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Sloane Square (underground)|
27 Nov 19 – 21 Dec 19, 7:45 PM – 9:45 PM
|Price||£15 – £25|
|Website||Click here for booking and more information|