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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017
Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Paul Kaye, Sarah Niles and Danusia Samal have been cast in B by Guillermo Calderon translated by William Gregory and directed by Royal Court Associate Director (International) Sam Pritchard.
by Liz Cearns - Sep 30, 2016
Casting was announced today for the HighTide production of Al Smith's debut play Harrogate. Nigel Lindsay joins Sarah Ridgeway, who starred in the original production at HighTide Festival 2015, for the London premiere at the Royal Court Theatre from 20 - 29 October and UK Tour. Richard Twyman, the newly appointed Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre, returns to direct Harrogate, which had an acclaimed sell-out run at the influential annual HighTide Festival in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.  
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 28, 2018
Capturing The Flag, a new documentary by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Anne de Mare that shows, in real time, the effects of purges on eligible voters in North Carolina during the 2016 Presidential Election, will screen at the prestigious Margaret Mead Film Festival at 7:00pm October 19th at the American Museum of Natural History.  More information at Capturingtheflag.com
by Liz Cearns - Sep 22, 2016
Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay have been cast in Lucy Kirkwood's new play The Children which runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 17 November 2016 - 14 January 2017 with Press Night on Thursday 24 November. Directed by James Macdonald. With design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Peter Mumford. "At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit." 
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 8, 2015
William Missouri Downs' edgy, existential comedy examines religion, love, politics and the meaning of life in a hilarious standoff between belief and doubt. Directed by Sirena Irwin, The Exit Interview opens on October 9 at the Lounge Theatres in Hollywood.
by Christina Mancuso - Oct 6, 2015
VISUAL LEAP: A Step-by-Step Guide to Visual Learning for Teachers and Students by Jesse Berg (Lamprey & Lee; October 6, 2015).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017
Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Paul Kaye, Sarah Niles and Danusia Samal have been cast in B by Guillermo Calderon translated by William Gregory and directed by Royal Court Associate Director (International) Sam Pritchard.
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 24, 2014
Casting is announced today for Hope, BAFTA-winning writer Jack Thorne's first original play to be staged at the Royal Court. Hope follows Thorne's success with Glue and This is England '86 and reunites him with director John Tiffany after their celebrated production Let the Right One In, which transferred to the West End earlier this year.
by Matt Smith - Oct 21, 2014
What is happening to our climate? What do we know and how do we know it? What could the future look like? In a year's time in Paris the governments of the world will meet to decide on action against climate change. The agreements they reach will shape our future, that of our grandchildren and of generations beyond. One of the world's most influential climate scientists and former Director of the Science Museum, Professor Chris Rapley, considers the science that will guide their discussions.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014
Following the success of Ten Billion, director Katie Mitchell returns to the issue of climate change in '2071', in co-operation with Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg. Mitchell collaborates with writer Duncan MacMillan and scientist Chris Rapley. What is happening to our climate? What do we know and how do we know it? What could the future look like?
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 17, 2016
Come spend an afternoon with designer, fashion authority, and TV personality Lisa Robertson! The former 20 year veteran of QVC will be at the State Theatre on Sunday November 13th in a rare live appearance.
by Christina Mancuso - Oct 12, 2015
·         In 2016 the Royal Court Theatre celebrates its 60th birthday by looking towards the future. The new season includes six world premieres, five UK and worldwide collaborations, one European premiere, a major collaboration with LIFT, a partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas, the return of Open Court and ongoing work in Tottenham and Pimlico.
by Tori Hartshorn - Oct 10, 2018
Sam Ravenna's new album Fragile picks up where his self-titled EP left off, diving deeper into the world that drives Ravenna as an artist. On the new album he explores themes of the fragility and fluid nature of life. Through life's challenges, injuries, a mental health breakdown at the age of 22, he muses on his amazement of human resilience and how we can adapt, grow and change through life's ups and downs. The new album, a testament to Ravenna's artistic nature, illustrate his experiences of life lived, and loves found and lost, all laid out for the world to absorb. Fragile is due out Oct. 19 and will be available everywhere.  
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 10, 2014
Casting is announced today for God Bless the Child, a new play at the Royal Court Theatre written by Molly Davies and directed by Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone, premiering on 12 November at Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014
Following the success of Ten Billion, director Katie Mitchell returns to the issue of climate change in '2071', in co-operation with Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg. Mitchell collaborates with writer Duncan MacMillan and scientist Chris Rapley. What is happening to our climate? What do we know and how do we know it? What could the future look like?
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 30, 2015
The full cast has been announced for the Royal Court Theatre's production of Caryl Churchill's new play Escaped Alone. Award-winning actresses Linda Bassett, Deborah Findlay, Kika Markham and June Watson have been cast in the four-hander about old friends and catastrophe.
by Matt Smith - Nov 25, 2014
The Big Idea - a series of events at the Royal Court inspired by Jack Thorne's new play Hope - will offer audiences the opportunity to engage further with the political issues on stage through provocative discussion and radical thinking. Hope is an urgent, responsive play about where we are right now politically. Directed by John Tiffany, the play attacks the squeeze on local government, examines our disillusionment with the current political parties and asks where we go from here.
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 17, 2014
The worlds of theatre and journalism collide in Off the Page, a unique new collaboration. Guardian journalists are partnering with Royal Court playwrights, theatre directors and a stellar company of actors to create a series of six 'micro-plays', each around five minutes long, to be showcased on theguardian.com.
by Julie Musbach - Nov 14, 2018
The Sun Valley Center for the Arts is thrilled to announce that Scott Palmer has been hired as the new Producing Artistic Director of Company of Fools. In his new role, Scott will lead the artistic direction of the Hailey-based professional theatre company and serve on The Center's executive leadership team, reporting to Executive Director Christine Davis-Jeffers.
by - May 31, 2017
Get all the scoop on SUPERIOR DONUTS, airing on CBS on Thursday, June 22, 2017!
by Stephi Wild - May 28, 2019
Nylon Fusion Theatre Presents What's The Big Idea? Myth / Reality Featuring new plays by John Patrick Shanley's 'The Estimate' and Natalie Menna's 'Steps.'
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017
He is the world's foremost psychic medium and author of numerous critically acclaimed New York Times best sellers.   Australian fans have embraced John Edward since his first tour.  The feeling is mutual - he loves Australia and doesn't need an excuse to keep coming back.  John returns to Australia in November for a national tour. See him connect with the other side. There will be question and answer sessions and messages from loved ones on the other side and more.
by Amber Adams - Mar 26, 2021
Now through March 28, the big idea for Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella (originally filmed in 20217) brings a whole new yet historical meaning to the cinder in the Cinderella.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 21, 2018
Amy Hodge directs Penelope Skinner's elegantly mysterious new play Meek, an unflinching vision which examines state control and self-control in an unknown theocratic society.  Meek will open at the Traverse Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before embarking on a UK tour.   Full tour dates to be announced shortly.
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 2, 2016
Soho Rep., in association with John Adrian Selzer, presents the U.S. premiere of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. by award-winning British playwright Alice Birch. Originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the American premiere is directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, 30, with both rigor and a playful spirit, and features Daniel Abeles, Molly Bernard, Eboni Booth and Jennifer Ikeda. The production introduces American audiences to Birch, 29, who was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2012 and 2015 and is a co-winner of the 2014 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 19, 2020
Join Eric Cunningham (NBC) and his fav comedians, scientists & dreamers for the game show where you try to predict the future.  In this fast panel game show they explore the audacious projects that could change the world forever (even if maybe they won't).
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 14, 2016
In response to popular demand and three weeks before performances begin, Soho Rep., in association with John Adrian Selzer, extends the U.S. premiere of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. to May 15.
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 6, 2016
On July 15, TheatreWorks New Milford will premiere the musical comedy [title of show] with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2021
Shipwright is an atmospheric new venue located in the grounds of the historic Master Shipwright’s house near Deptford on the banks of the river Thames. This summer, audiences will have the opportunity to enter the grounds and watch a vibrant programme of arts in the garden of this unique house.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017
Get all the scoop on SUPERIOR DONUTS, airing on CBS today, June 22, 2017!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2018
Amy Hodge directs Scarlett Brookes, Shvorne Marks and Amanda Wright in Penelope Skinner's elegantly mysterious new play Meek, an unflinching vision which examines state control and self-control in an unknown theocratic society.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2019
Political provocateur and playwright Vanessa 'Van' Badham be a featured guest of The Blue Room Theatre's second Winter Nights festival of experimentation and ideas beginning later this month.
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 1, 2016
? On  Friday, July 15, TheatreWorks New Milford will debut the musical comedy [title of show] with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell. The curtain goes up at 8:00 p.m. on a three-week run. 
by Matt Smith - Jan 6, 2015
"Because we live in Europe. Because nothing really bad happens. The worst is a bit of an inconvenience. Perhaps not such a good mini break. But really in the grand scheme of life, not so bad.'? Full casting is announced today for How to Hold Your Breath, a new play by Zinnie Harris. Directed by the Royal Court's Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone, the cast join the previously announced Maxine Peake on the first day of rehearsals today.? ?
by Matt Smith - Jan 31, 2015
"Because we live in Europe. Because nothing really bad happens. The worst is a bit of an inconvenience. Perhaps not such a good mini break. But really in the grand scheme of life, not so bad.'? The first pictures are released today for How to Hold Your Breath, a new play by Zinnie Harris. Directed by the Royal Court's Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone, the cast includes Christine Bottomley, Neil D'Souza, Peter Forbes, Maxine Peake, Siobhan McSweeney, Maxine Peake, Danusia Samal and Michael Shaeffer. Take a first look at the cast in rehearsal below!
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 26, 2016
?The full cast has been announced for the Royal Court Theatre and Market Theatre, Johannesburg co-production of Mongiwekhaya's new play I See You. Jordan Baker, Desmond Dube, Bayo Gbadamosi, Austin Hardiman, Sibusiso Mamba, Amaka Okafor and Lunga Radebe start rehearsals today.
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 25, 2016
The Royal Court has worked with a group of 12 writers from Syria and Lebanon over the last two years with workshops supported by the British Council in Broumana and Beirut. These workshops have been led by playwrights David Greig, Sam Holcroft and Royal Court International Director Elyse Dodgson. Excerpts from all of the plays were presented at Al Madina Theatre in Beirut in May 2015 directed by Richard Twyman.
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 20, 2016
For those in the know, the greatest candy bar is no secret.
by Matt Smith - Jan 13, 2015
Casting is announced today for Fireworks (????? ?????) a new play by Palestinian playwright and poet Dalia Tala. Directed by the Royal Court's International Associate Richard Twyman and set in Palestine, the play is inspired by recent events in Gaza and gives new insight to the impact of war on childhood. The Royal Court has been working in Palestine since 1998, the first workshop was held at the Paradise hotel in Bethlehem and led by playwright Stephen Jeffreys, director Phyllida Lloyd and Royal Court International Director Elyse Dodgson. Fireworks has been developed with The Royal Court International Department over the last two years, and marks the first full production by an emerging Palestinian playwright which has been developed and staged by the company.
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 12, 2016
The full cast has been announced for the Royal Court Theatre and the Abbey Theatre production of David Ireland's new play Cyprus Avenue. Chris Corrigan, Julia Dearden, Amy Molloy, Wunmi Mosaku and Stephen Rea have been cast in this Abbey Theatre commission.
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 9, 2015
Ewan Stewart (Titanic) and Gershwyn Eustache Jnr (Home, nut) will complete the cast of The Royale, joining the previously announced Frances Ashman, Clint Dyer and Nicholas Pinnock.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017
Get all the scoop on SUPERIOR DONUTS, airing on CBS on Monday, February 6, 2017!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 20, 2019
Direct from the Parliamentary Despatch Box, the Sydney Opera House today announced that renowned satirist Jonathan Biggins will tackle one of Australia's most memorable Prime Ministers, Paul Keating, in a highly anticipated new comedy, The Gospel According to Paul.
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 19, 2016
Rudi Dharmalingam, Darrell D'Silva, James Harkness, Jessica Raine and Ria Zmitrowicz start rehearsals on Monday 22 February for X which runs from 30 March - 7 May 2016 in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. Press night is on Tuesday 5 April, 7pm.
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 1, 2014
The fifth Off the Page microplay is now available to watch on ?theguardian.com. DEVIL IN THE DETAIL is a dressing-room drama about the politics of fashion starring Pippa Bennett-Warner (Witness at the Royal Court), Lucy Ellinson (Grounded at the Gate Theatre) and Vanessa Kirby (A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic). This microplay was written by Chloe Moss (The Gatekeeper, This Wide Night) and directed by Christopher Haydon (Grounded, Gate Theatre), after a conversation with Hadley Freeman.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 8, 2019
Film Night And Beethoven's Ninth Symphony will finish The 2019 Tanglewood Season. See full details below!
by Edward Baker - Aug 5, 2016
TORN and FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) will play at the Royal Court Theatre in September 2016. Torn explores a family broken by secrets and the scars left of things left unsaid. Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)tackles the legacy of slavery in the US and its influence on the African-American experience.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 8, 2021
The Boston Symphony is returning to Tanglewood, its summer home in the beautiful Berkshires since 1937, and welcoming back audiences, July 9–August 16, for the first time since March 2020. The BSO is reopening and reimagining Tanglewood this summer—presenting a shorter, six-week season designed to capture the essential Tanglewood experience.
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 28, 2016
In response to popular and critical acclaim, Soho Rep., in association with John Adrian Selzer, announces a second and final extension of the U.S. premiere of Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. to May 22.