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Royal Court Theatre (London, )
East side of Sloane Square


Mondays: 7:30pm
Tuesdays: 7:30pm
Wednesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 2:30pm and 7:30pm

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"Two bombs in one day is a foul coincidence"

"Don't forget the lightning strike"

A normal day.

A person stands in the market square watching the world go by.

What happens next verges on the ridiculous?

There's ice cream. Sunshine. Shops. Some dogs. A wedding. Bombs. Candles. Blood. Lightning. Sandwiches. Snipers. Looting. Gunshots. Babies. Actors. Azaleas. Famine. Fountains. Statues. Atrocities.

And tanks. (Probably).

Rory Mullarkey's new play asks whether things really are getting worse. And if we care.


Rory returns to the Royal Court following his debut here with The Wolf from the Door in 2014. In the same year, he was awarded the George Devine Award, the Pinter Commission, and the James Tait Black Prize for Drama.

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BWW Review: PITY, Royal Court Theatre BWW Review: PITY, Royal Court Theatre
by Laura Jones - July 20, 2018

Playwright Rory Mullarkey is back with another show at the Royal Court Theatre, following on from his 2014 production, The Wolf From the Door. At the start of Pity, it seems like an ordinary day in a quiet town somewhere in England but, as the synopsis on the back of the play text quite literally warns, 'what happens next verges on the ridiculous'.   (more...)