The Cane

The Cane

“It will be the biggest send off any teacher has ever had. No teacher is as loved” After 45 years as a dedicated teacher, Edward is looking forward to the imminent celebration to mark his retirement... 

Ear for Eye

Ear for Eye

Marchin’ days is over man. Patience is running out, times have changed. And progress isn’t enough. Black British. African American. Here. There. Now.  

Pity

Pity

Statistics show that last year the most common reason cited in UK divorce papers was "irreconcilable bathroom habits”. In the same year, a US state approved benefit payment to anyone out of work due to jobs available “being a bit shit really”... 

Instructions for Correct Assembly

Instructions for Correct Assembly

If The Royal Court’s reputation for producing work that’s a little ahem, “arty” has put you off making a visit recently for fear of Death by Pretension, then the enjoyable and easily accessible Instructions For Correct Assembly may be the show to help you brush those fears aside... 

Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

There are a number of uses for the word 'epic' and this production of Suzan-Lori Parks' highly stylised play clearly sets out to be defined by them all. It deals with epic themes of slavery, identity, inherent racism and the unending desire for freedom marred by the fear of how that freedom redefines us... 

Unreachable

Unreachable

Whilst always a welcome promoter of new writing and new experiments in theatre, more recently The Royal Court's choice of programme has been called divisive at best and pretentious at worst – the need to be shown to 'get it or get out' has made many think that it's in danger of closing its audience net far too tightly to survive... 

X

X

If someone was to lose their grip on the concept of time as being linear, then the accepted psychological structure of how things happen, when, where and with whom, may break down into all manner of fantastical or surreal snapshots – pieces of a puzzle that should fit but can't quite match... 

Escaped Alone

Escaped Alone

Caryl Churchill rarely does interviews and never discusses the meanings behind her plays (even her stage directions are scant) - so I would be building myself up for a fall if I were to try and interpret Escaped Alone in a way that wouldn't, inevitably, cause arguments... 

Linda

Linda

“I’m an award-winning business woman. I’m happily married with two beautiful daughters and I still fit in the same size ten dress suit I did fifteen years ago. What could possibly threaten me?” Linda Wilde has dedicated her life to changing the world...