Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. is Churchill's 19th commission for the Royal Court, following a prodigious line of hits including Serious Money, Top Girls and Far Away. This time she will take on friends of serial killers, women made of glass and almighty deities in her typically surprising, surreal and incisive style.
Churchill is considered to be one of Britain’s greatest living playwrights, although for many years her peers and the public underestimated her talent. She is notorious for giving nothing away about her plays, and indeed about herself. During her sixty-year career, she has rarely given an interview. Her myriad plays have been produced all around the world, and are now considered modern classics. And, as the recent revival of Top Girls shows, Churchill's experimentation with form and theatrical convention still feels bracingly modern.
After directing 2016's Escaped Alone, Royal Court regular James Macdonald is reunited with Churchill to direct her latest work. Responding to the recent announcement of the Royal Court’s upcoming season, artistic director Vicky Featherstone stated, 'I am constantly overwhelmed by our hunger and capacity for story… This year attempts to reflect that from the intensely private to the global stories of our times.' Through her virtuoso writing, one of Churchill’s skills is to magnify a character’s private and public self to absurd yet profound heights.
With Churchill's prodigious reputation and the limited three week run of this new trio of plays Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. is likely to sell out long before opening night, so make sure you book promptly.
Public booking for Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. at the Royal Court opens Wednesday 15 May.
|What||Glass. Kill. Bluebeard., Royal Court Theatre, 2019|
|Where||Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Sloane Square (underground)|
18 Sep 19 – 12 Oct 19, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Price||£12 – £95|
|Website||Click here for tickets and more information|