Casting Announced For GUNDOG At The Royal Court Theatre

Casting Announced For GUNDOG At The Royal Court TheatreAlex Austin, Rochenda Sandall, Alec Secareanu, Alan Williams and Ria Zmitrowicz have been cast in Gundog, written by Simon Longman and directed by Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone. Gundog runs in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Wednesday 31 January 2018 - Saturday 10 March 2018.

With design by Chloe Lamford, lighting by Lee Curran, music by Matthew Herbert and sound by Peter Rice.

"Land beneath our feet. Got all our blood inside it hasn't it? All that time. Belongs to us."

Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone commented: "Gundog is a bleak and brutal reminder of the poverty and struggle for survival in rural England which we rarely see portrayed. It is a desperate portrait of forgotten people who were once the life blood of the country."

On a farm in the middle of nowhere, sisters Becky and Anna try to hold their family together after the death of their mother.

Time is always moving somewhere - but here it's very quiet.

When they discover a stranger wandering aimlessly across the land, the three establish an unlikely partnership in their determination to survive.

"We'll be alright. Like you said. Some lambs. Some life."

Writer Simon Longman makes his debut at the Royal Court with the production directed by Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone. Simon took part in The Royal Court Theatre's Young Writer's Programme in 2013 and has since won the Channel 4 Playwright's Scheme. His produced work includes White Sky (Royal Court/RWCMD) and Sparks (Old Red Lion).

Gundog is part of the Royal Court's Jerwood New Playwrights programme, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation.


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