Royal Court Theatre News

Announcing the Winner of the Inaugural WiT AwardAnnouncing the Winner of the Inaugural WiT Award
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

D.A. Nixon is the first winner of the WiT Award, the prize created to discover and nurture new writers working in the theatre industry. He wins an £8,000 commission, and additionally a dramaturgical relationship with Out of Joint which will include a public reading of his submitted play, Look Me In The Eye When We're Dancing. (more...)

London Writers' Week Announces 2017 ProgrammeLondon Writers' Week Announces 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

London Writers' Week has announced details of its 2017 programme, whose theme will be Digital Media and Cross Platform work. London Writers' Week 2017 will take place from 4th - 9th July 2017. (more...)

Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel and Chris Chmelik to Star in LELA & CO. at Steep TheatreCruz Gonzalez-Cadel and Chris Chmelik to Star in LELA & CO. at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Steep Theatre's U.S. Premiere of Cordelia Lynn's†Lela & Co., directed by Robin Witt, will feature Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel and Chris Chmelik. Gonzalez-Cadel will make her Steep Theatre debut, and this will be Chmelik's third Steep production, after Simon Stephens'†Motortown†and Howard Korder's†The Hollow Lands. (more...)

Time-Bending Drama CONSTELLATIONS Comes to TheatreWorksTime-Bending Drama CONSTELLATIONS Comes to TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2017/2018 season with the regional premiere of the London and Broadway hit, Constellations. This unconventional Broadway and West End sensation explores the infinite possibilities of "boy meets girl" with intelligence, heart, and humor. (more...)

Cast Complete for Nina Raine's TRIBES at Sheffield TheatresCast Complete for Nina Raine's TRIBES at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces full casting for Kate Hewitt's production of Tribes by Nina Raine. Kate Hewitt, winner of the inaugural RTST Director Award Scheme, directs Ciaran Stewart (Billy), Emily Howlett (Sylvia), Simon Rouse (Christopher), Lindy Whiteford (Beth), Oliver Johnstone (Dan) and Louisa Connolly-Burnham (Ruth).†The production opens on 3 July, with previews from 29 June, and runs until 22 July. (more...)

THE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 SeasonTHE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its autumn 2017 and spring 2018 season. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

MGC and Headlong today announce the world premiere of James Graham's new play Labour of Love, with Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire leading the company. Labour of Love sees the return of MGC to the West End following Photograph 51 and their acclaimed 2013/14 season, also at the Noel Coward Theatre, and for Headlong with the multi award-winning People Places and Things, 1984 and most recently James Graham's This House. (more...)

Gate Theatre Adds Extra Performances for ASSATA TAUGHT MEGate Theatre Adds Extra Performances for ASSATA TAUGHT ME
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Gate Theatre, Notting Hill†today announces, due to high demand, an additional six performances for its world premiere production of†Kalungi Ssebandeke's debut play†Assata Taught Me.† The play tells the story of an imagined friendship between Assata Shakur, former Black Panther and the FBI's most wanted woman, and her pupil in Cuba.† Associate Director of the Gate†Lynette Linton†directs†Adjoa Andoh†as Assata and†Kenneth Omole†as Fanuco in the production which now runs until†2 June. (more...)

THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Premiere and More Set for Playwrights Realm's 2017-18 LineupTHE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Premiere and More Set for Playwrights Realm's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Playwrights Realm†has announced its 2017-18 season productions: the world premieres of Michael Yates Crowley's†The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias, directed by Tyne Rafaeli (August - September 2017), and Don Nguyen's†Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth, directed by Jade King Carroll†(February - March 2018).Both will be presented at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. (more...)

Stockard Channing to Star in APOLOGIA at Trafalgar StudiosStockard Channing to Star in APOLOGIA at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Hollywood and Broadway icon Stockard Channing will return to the London stage this summer, to star in a new production of Olivier Award winner Alexi Kaye Campbell's acclaimed drama Apologia, directed by the multi-award winning Jamie Lloyd. (more...)

CONSTELLATIONS Opens Friday at The ArmoryCONSTELLATIONS Opens Friday at The Armory
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Silas Weir Mitchell and Dana Green star in Constellations - playwright Nick Payne's exploration of love in the multiverse - opening at The Armory on May 19, with preview performances beginning May 13, and regular performances running through June 11. Portland Center Stage at The Armory's Artistic Director Chris Coleman will direct this multifaceted love story. Silas Weir Mitchell, who starred as the beloved Blutbad Monroe in NBC's six-season series Grimm, will play the beekeeper Roland. Dana Green, who was last seen at The Armory in Great Expectations and was also featured on Grimm as the Wesen Mabel Kurlon in season four, will play Roland's love interest, the physicist Marianne. (more...)

Rachel O' Riordan and Gary Owen Reunite for Reimagining of THE CHERRY ORCHARDRachel O' Riordan and Gary Owen Reunite for Reimagining of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Sherman Theatre Artistic Director Rachel O'Riordan is to direct a radical reimagining of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard by the celebrated playwright Gary Owen. Following their recent collaboration Killology which premiered at Sherman Theatre in spring 2017 and will run at the Royal Court Theatre from 25 May - 24 June, and the award-winning Iphigenia in Splott in 2015, The Cherry Orchard marks the first time they have worked together on an adaptation of a classic. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Greg Hicks in RICHARD III, Opening Tonight at the ArcolaPhoto Flash: First Look at Greg Hicks in RICHARD III, Opening Tonight at the Arcola
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Following his celebrated performances as Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Coriolanus and King Lear for the Royal Shakespeare Company, RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks takes on the role of the tyrant king Richard in Shakespeare's RICHARD III, opening tonight 15 May at the Arcola Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Bag&Baggage Announces Inaugural Season at New, Permanent HomeBag&Baggage Announces Inaugural Season at New, Permanent Home
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

After a grueling $1.5 million, 18 month capital campaign, the sale and subsequent closure of The Venetian Theatre, moving one show to a library, canceling the largest show in the company's history, and seven months of construction, Bag&Baggage Productions has weathered the storm and proudly announces the inaugural season in their permanent new home. (more...)

Natalie Dormer and David Oakes Star In VENUS IN FUR at Theatre Royal HaymarketNatalie Dormer and David Oakes Star In VENUS IN FUR at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

TRH Productions will present Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in the West End premiere of David Ives' hit Broadway play Venus in Fur this autumn for a strictly limited nine week engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. This critically-acclaimed two-hander will run from 6 October to 9 December with opening night for press on 17 October. (more...)

Erratica and Print Room at the Coronet Team for World Premiere of REMNANTSErratica and Print Room at the Coronet Team for World Premiere of REMNANTS
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

ERRATICA, the international new British music theatre company, will bring the world premiere of Remnants to the Print Room at the Coronet, this summer. With previews starting on 12 June as part of InTRANSIT Festival, this production tells the true story of one woman's experience of the aftermath of the Srebrenica massacre, and her family's connection to the Holocaust in Bosnia 50 years before. (more...)

Paines Plough Announces Full Programme For ROUNDABOUT @ SUMMERHALL 2017Paines Plough Announces Full Programme For ROUNDABOUT @ SUMMERHALL 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Co-Artistic Directors of Paines Plough James Grieve and George Perrin today revealed the full programme of new writing filling ROUNDABOUT @ SUMMERHALL, kicking off at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before a UK tour in Autumn 2017. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Stage is delighted to announce five ambassadors for The Stage Supports - their campaign to celebrate and nurture on- and offstage talent in theatre and the performing arts. (more...)

Will Simon McBurney's THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE Transfer to Broadway?Will Simon McBurney's THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE Transfer to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

According to the New York Post, Simon McBurney's latest project, The Kid Stays in the Picture, which just concluded its run at London's Royal Court Theatre, is heading to Broadway. Michael Riedel writes that the play will open at a Shubert theatre this September. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

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