Royal Court Theatre News

Cast, Creatives Set for THE WOLVES Premiere at Playwrights RealmCast, Creatives Set for THE WOLVES Premiere at Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Sarah Delappe's THE WOLVES. (more...)

Cast Announced for Beth Steel's LABYRINTH at Hampstead TheatreCast Announced for Beth Steel's LABYRINTH at Hampstead Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 26, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Beth Steel's LABYRINTH, a Hampstead Theatre commission. Directed by Anna Ledwich, this compelling new thriller explores the fallout from one the most catastrophic economic crises of modern history, which brought Latin America to its knees for decades. The play runs 1 September-8 October, with press night on 7 September. (more...)

Honor Molloy's CRACKSKULL ROW to Premiere at the cellHonor Molloy's CRACKSKULL ROW to Premiere at the cell
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Nancy Manocherian's the cell in Chelsea will present the World Premiere of CRACKSKULL ROW by award-winning dramatist Honor Molloy. (more...)

The Royal Court Theatre's Youth Board Takes Over The TheatreThe Royal Court Theatre's Youth Board Takes Over The Theatre
by Edward Baker - Jul 22, 2016

Following Open Court in 2013, when the writers had the keys, this time the Royal Court has handed the keys of the building to the theatre's Youth Board and 10 young writers aged 15 - 24. Over the next three weeks they are in charge and they will be tackling the issues that matter to them through theatre, music, installations, talks and workshops. (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Launches App for OPEN COURTRoyal Court Theatre Launches App for OPEN COURT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

 OPEN COURT began on Monday with 3 weeks of work curated by the Youth Board and Young Writers aged 15 - 24 in association with the National Youth Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Donna McKechnie & Tony Sheldon Star in ICONPhoto Flash: Donna McKechnie & Tony Sheldon Star in ICON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Tony Award-winner Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and Tony & Olivier Award-Nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) will star in The New York Musical Festival's (NYMF) upcoming production of ICON, a romantic new musical with book by Sebastian Michael and music & lyrics by Jonathan Kaldor.  Paul Stancato directs and choreographs a cast of 14, which also includes Colin Anderson*, Leslie Becker*, Patrick Connaghan*, Chase Crandell*, Chloe Holgate*, Charlotte Maltby*, Ben McHugh*, Kalia Medeiros*, Erika Peterson, Chris Ramirez*, Casey Shane*, and Sam Simahk*.  With a seven piece orchestra, ICON is being staged at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET® Project, 229 West 42nd Street (bet. 7th and 8th Aves.) in NYC for five performances from Wednesday, July 20 through Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  *Member, Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

Rhapsodes to Return to Edinburgh Fringe This AugustRhapsodes to Return to Edinburgh Fringe This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

From members of the Olivier Award-winning international smash hit Showstopper!: The Improvised Musical who have pioneered improvised theatre in the UK, Rhapsodes returns to the Edinburgh Fringe from 3rd - 14th August. (more...)

THE SHOWSTOPPERS' KIDS' SHOW Slated for Edinburgh Fringe 2016THE SHOWSTOPPERS' KIDS' SHOW Slated for Edinburgh Fringe 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The critically acclaimed improvisational frontrunners The Showstoppers are not only bringing their Olivier Award-winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical to Pleasance Grand this year, the team are also dropping by Pleasance Above with their unique blend of spontaneous musical theatre and whimsical kids entertainment, The Showstoppers' Kids' Show. Aimed entirely at children, The Showstoppers' story factory will be open for business from 3rd - 21st August at 11:40am. (more...)

Photo Flash: Polly Stenham's NO QUARTER at Network TheatrePhoto Flash: Polly Stenham's NO QUARTER at Network Theatre
by Jamie Scott-Smith - Jul 15, 2016

Pictures of NO QUARTER by Jamie Scott-Smith (more...)

World Premiere of NO'S KNIFE Set at The Old VicWorld Premiere of NO'S KNIFE Set at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Old Vic is pleased to present the world premiere of No's Knife. Conceived and performed by Lisa Dwan and co-directed with The Old Vic's Season 2 Baylis Director Joe Murphy, No's Knife opens on 3 October with previews from 29 September 2016. (more...)

Playwrights Will Contribute to AFTER ORLANDO in Response to the Pulse Nightclub ShootingPlaywrights Will Contribute to AFTER ORLANDO in Response to the Pulse Nightclub Shooting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Missing Bolts Productions (Blair Baker & Zac Kline, artistic directors) and NoPassport Theatre Alliance and Press (OBIE-winner Caridad Svich, founder) are curating a collection of new plays from noted international playwrights in response the shooting at Pulse Nightclub, June 12, 2016. (more...)

Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!Apparate to London and Meet the Magical Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD!
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 12, 2016

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD is currently in previews in London's West End at the Palace Theatre, where it will open on July 30. Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornily lead the cast as Harry, Hermione and Ron, as part of a company of 42 talented actors. Scroll down to meet the entire cast, check out photos and video footage! (more...)

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Returns to Canterbury Next MonthTHE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Returns to Canterbury Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

THE ROCKY Horror Show, the world's favourite rock 'n' roll musical,  returns to Canterbury next month. (more...)

Caryl Churchill's ESCAPED ALONE To Tour The UKCaryl Churchill's ESCAPED ALONE To Tour The UK
by Edward Baker - Jul 8, 2016

After a sell-out run in 2016 at the Royal Court Theatre, Caryl Churchill's critically acclaimed new play Escaped Alone will return to the Royal Court for a two week run Wednesday 25 January - Saturday 11 February 2017 and will then tour to The Lowry, Salford Quays Tuesday 7 - Saturday 11 March 2017, Cambridge Arts Theatre Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 March and Bristol Old Vic Wednesday 22 - Sunday 26 March 2017. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Sets New SeasonTheatre Royal Stratford East Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming season launching this September. The season opens with Counting Stars by award-winning playwright Atiha Sen Gupta which will transform the stage into a studio format nightclub installation for this funny yet heart-breaking tale directed by Associate Director at Stratford East, Pooja Ghai. (more...)

The Comrades to Stage Christopher Shinn's DYING CITY This FallThe Comrades to Stage Christopher Shinn's DYING CITY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

?The Comrades are pleased to announce the second show in their inaugural 2016 season, DYING CITY by Christopher Shinn. This poignant and dynamic psychological drama will be directed by 2016 Jeff Award winner Elizabeth Lovelady and play the Heartland Studio (7016 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago) from October 7 through October 30, 2016. Press opening is Sunday, October 9 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell Join Caryl Churchill's PIGS AND DOGSFisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell Join Caryl Churchill's PIGS AND DOGS
by Marianka Swain - Jul 1, 2016

Fisayo Akinade, Sharon D Clarke and Alex Hassell have been cast in Caryl Churchill's new 10-minute play PIGS AND DOGS. Rehearsals start on Monday 11 July 2016. Pigs and Dogs runs from Wednesday 20 July 2016 to Saturday 30 July 2016 in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Press night is on Friday 22 July 2016, 6.30pm. (more...)

Phil Hearne and Tom Cawte Join TWOPENCE TO CROSS THE MERSEY Autumn 2016 TourPhil Hearne and Tom Cawte Join TWOPENCE TO CROSS THE MERSEY Autumn 2016 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The cast for the highly anticipated Autumn 2016 tour of Helen Forrester's TWOPENCE TO CROSS THE MERSEY has been announced. (more...)

Student Play Inspired by EBACC Set for London Writers' Week at Central Saint MartinsStudent Play Inspired by EBACC Set for London Writers' Week at Central Saint Martins
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The winners of The Student Guide to Writing: Playwriting, the new competition from the Bush Theatre, Oberon Books, the MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins and Writers at Work Productions, have been exploring what it means to be a student in the UK today, including considering the impact of the proposed new EBACC upon students studying arts subjects. (more...)

Freddie Fox, Clare Foster, Amy Morgan and More Announced for TRAVESTIES RevivalFreddie Fox, Clare Foster, Amy Morgan and More Announced for TRAVESTIES Revival
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

Menier Chocolate Factory has announced further casting for its major revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES. Joining Tom Hollander are: Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen) and Sarah Quist (Nadya). Patrick Marber directs, and the production opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November. Public booking opens today. (more...)

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