Royal Court 2019 season highlights
From women's prison drama to the story of an Asian skin-whitening start up, here are the highlights of the Royal Court 2019 season
Cyprus Avenue, returns to the Royal Court after a sell-out premiere in 2015 where it was hailed 'the most shocking, subversive and violent play in London'.
Stephen Rea reprises the role of a Belfast loyalist who's living in the past.Read more ...
The dream team behind Harry Potter and The Cursed Child and Let the Right One Inreturn to the Royal Court with a new play. Instead of Hogwarts magic or Scandi vampires playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany turn their talents to domestic drama.
The lowercased, ellipsis-ed play the end of history… premieres at the Royal Court's Jerwood Theatre downstairs taking us to a family meal in 1997 Newbury.Read more ...
From Netflix hit Orange is the New Black to Rachel Kushner's Booker-nominated novel The Mars Room, our fascination with women's prisons runs deep. Now you can hear the prisoners' perspective in new play Inside Bitch. Subverting the stereotypes and exploding the cliches, it gives a platform for women who have been inside - and they don't mince their words.
'We’ve got the real shit, and trust me, it’s dark as fuck, and it will knock your socks off!'
You won't have heard of Anchuli Felicia King. Nor had Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone. But when she read the script for White Pearl, Featherstone was convinced of King's writing talents and programmed the play for the theatre's main stage.
The timely play follows a small Sinagporean stat-up company. Clearday™ is growing rapidly thanks to the popularity of its skin-whitening cosmetics. But when an advert for their new skin cream gets leaked on line, the company goes viral for the wrong reasons.
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