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Royal Court Theatre

The Royal Court Theatre is Britain’s leading national company dedicated to new work by innovative writers from the UK and around the world.

It receives and considers an extraordinary quantity of new work and, each year, presents an ambitious programme in its two venues at Sloane Square in London. In recent years, the Royal Court has also staged productions in New York, Sydney, Brussels, Toronto and Dublin.

In addition, the Royal Court facilitates international work at a grass roots level, developing exchanges which bring young writers to Britain and sending British writers, actors and directors to work with artists around the world. The Royal Court Young Writers Programme also works to develop new voices with a biennial festival and year-round development work for writers under 26.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £2,297,916
  • 2013-2014: £2,350,768
  • 2014-2015: £2,411,888

Video feed

Primetime at the Royal Court - Video Trailer

28 - 31 May Brilliantly imaginative new short plays by some little writers with big ideas... http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/primetime Tickets: adults £10, children £5 Book: 020 7565 5000

Video Trailer for Birdland by Simon Stephens at Royal Court Theatre

Birdland by Simon Stephens at the Royal Court Theatre, 3 April - 31 May 2014. Tickets from £10. More Info http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/birdland **** "The writing takes you inside the scrambled brain of Birdland's damaged hero, beautifully played by Andrew Scott, and Carrie Cracknell's production is ceaselessly inventive" 10.4.14 The Guardian (Michael Billington) **** "Carrie Cracknell's production is excellent, an eye-popping, fast-moving blur of glitter and neon" 10.4.14 Time Out (Andrzej Lukowski) **** "Carrie Cracknell's smart production, and Andrew Scott's mesmerising lead performance, create a world both repellent and seductive in this glittering moral fable for our celebrity-obsessed times" 10.4.14 What's on Stage (Michael Coveney) The last week of a massive international tour and rock star Paul, is at the height of his fame. Everybody knows his name. Whatever he wants he can have. He can screw anybody he wants to. He can buy anything he desires. He can eat anything. Drink anything. Smoke anything. Go anywhere. As the inevitability of the end of the road looms closer, and a return home becomes a reality, for Paul, the music is starting to jar. Carrie Cracknell directs this piercing new play looking at empathy, money and fame. Cast Nikki Amuka-Bird, Daniel Cerqueira, Yolanda Kettle, Alex Price, Charlotte Randle, Andrew Scott

Let The Right One In - West End Trailer

A Stage adaptation by Jack Thorne Based on the novel and film by John Ajvide Lindqvist Following its sell out success at the Royal Court, the critically-acclaimed Let the Right One In will transfer to London's West End -- open in the recently re-furbished and re-opened Apollo Theatre -- for a strictly limited season. http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/let-the-right-one-in-west-end From 26 March 2014

The Big Idea Live: Why write a feminist play?

A Q&A with writers Abi Morgan (The Mistress Contract) and Nick Payne (Blurred Lines) chaired by Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone. This is a recording of the live stream that aired on 13 March 2014. It will be available here until the end of March.

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The Big Idea Live: Should we contract our sex lives?

A panel discussion inspired by Abi Morgan's The Mistress Contract. The panel are (from left to right): anthropologist Sophie Day, playwright Alecky Blythe, feminist and academic Lynne Segal and human rights activist Peter Tatchell.

Not I / Footfalls / Rockaby by Samuel Beckett - UK Tour

Following a sold-out run at the Royal Court Theatre and critically acclaimed West End run, this Samuel Beckett trilogy starring Lisa Dwan will begin a UK tour in September 2014: The MAC, Belfast (2-6 Sept); Cambridge Arts Theatre (9-13 Sept); Birmingham Rep (16-20 Sept); The Lowry (23-27 Sept).

The Mistress Contract audience on modern relationships

The Royal Court asked The Mistress Contract what they thought about the show and modern relationships. The Mistress Contract by Abi Morgan runs until 22 March 2014.

Let The Right One In - West End Trailer

After a sell-out run here at the Royal Court, Let The Right One In transfers to the West End from 26 March. Book your tickets via the Royal Court box office for an exclusive £35 rate Under 21? Get a ticket for just £21. 020 7565 5000 www.royalcourttheatre.com ***** 'Beautifully intimate and bedazzlingly epic' Time Out **** 'Unforgettable. Explosive. One of the most original shows of the year' The Observer **** 'A strange, tender love story that will chill you to the marrow and break your heart' The Independent

Beckett Trilogy at the Duchess Theatre

The sold out show transfers to the Duchess Theatre in the West End for a limited run, 3-15 Feb. Lisa Dwan will perform Not I alongside two other Beckett classics, Footfalls and Rockaby, directed by Walter Asmus. BOOK NOW 020 7565 5000 www.royalcourttheatre.com

The Mistress Contract by Abi Morgan at the Royal Court Theatre

She and He are the pseudonyms of a real-life couple who live in separate houses in the same city on the west coast of America. She is 88. He is 93. For 30 years he has provided her with a home and an income, while she provides 'mistress services' -- 'All sexual acts as requested, with suspension of historical, emotional, psychological disclaimers.' Based on reams of tape recordings made over their 30 year relationship, The Mistress Contract is a remarkable document of this unconventional couple, and the document that has kept them bound together to this day. The Mistress Contract by Abi Morgan directed by Vicky Featherstone 30 Jan - 22 Mar Royal Court Theatre Tickets from £12 http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/the-mistress-contract

RCT Signed New Season Trailer 2014

Our captioned trailer for the New Season (Winter - Summer 2014) at the Royal Court Theatre. Further information and booking available on our website: http://royalcourttheatre.com/

Gastronauts video

Meet some of the cast of Gastronauts, our latest Jerwood Upstairs show created by April De Angelis, Nessah Muthy and Wils Wilson. Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/DJJc/

New Season at the Royal Court - Jan - Aug 2014

We've just announced our programme from January to August 2014 today, including new plays from John Donnelly, Simon Stephens and Tim Crouch, as well as collaborations with regional theatres across the UK to present London runs of work by Vivienne Franzmann, Jennifer Haley and Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti. Book Now http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/DJJb/

Gastronauts

A theatre adventure with food http://royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/gastronauts

Let the Right One In at the Royal Court Theatre

29 Nov - 21 Dec A Stage adaptation by Jack Thorne Based on the novel and film by John Ajvide Lindqvist Oskar is a bullied lonely teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town, when a spate of sinister killings rock the neighbourhood. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn't go to school and never leaves the flat by day. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn't know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time... A must-see major new production, Let the Right One In is an enchanting, brutal vampire myth and teenage love story Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/DJJa/

The Djinns of Eidgah - Writer and Director interview

Writer Abhishek Majumdar and Director Richard Twyman talk about their new play The Djinns of Eidgah which opens at the Royal Court Theatre 5 September. Ashrafi and Bilal are orphaned siblings stranded and defined by the troubles in Kashmir. 18 year old Bilal is the pride of the region, part of a teenage football team set for great heights, and pushed to the limits by the violence around them. Haunted by hope, his sister is caught in the past, and Bilal is torn between escaping the myths of war and the cycles of resistance. Interweaving true stories and testimonies with Islamic storytelling, the play paints a magical portrait of a generation of radicalised kids, and a beautiful landscape lost to conflict. 18 Oct - 9 Nov Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Tickets: £20 http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/the-djinns-of-eidgah Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/DJJ9/

Recreating Peckham: The cast on making Peckham the Soap Opera

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Gorge Mastromas Vox Pops - 17 Sept cut

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Dennis Kelly & Vicky Featherstone interview

Writer Dennis Kelly and Director Vicky Featherstone talk about creating the new play The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas which opens at the Royal Court Theatre 5 September If you could lie without flinching, corrupt without caring and succeed at all costs -- how far could you go...how much could you make? From the early promise of the 70s through to unrelenting capitalism of the 80s and 90s, follow Gorge on the journey from innocence to savage greed and knotted honesty, as he invents three golden rule for success, whatever the cost. An electrifying dark tale. 5 Sept - 19 Oct Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 8pm | Tickets: £32, £22, £16, £12 http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/the-ritual-slaughter-of-gorge-mastromas/?tab=0 Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/DJJ6/

The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas by Dennis Kelly

5 Sept - 19 Oct Royal Court Theatre If you could lie without flinching, corrupt without caring and succeed at all costs -- how far could you go...how much could you make? From the early promise of the 70s through to unrelenting capitalism of the 80s and 90s, follow Gorge on the journey from innocence to savage greed and knotted honesty, as he invents three golden rule for success, whatever the cost. An electrifying dark tale. 5 Sept - 19 Oct Jerwood Theatre Downstairs Royal Court Theatre Tickets £32, £22, £16, £12 http://www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/the-ritual-slaughter-of-gorge-mastromas Trailer featuring Pippa Haywood Created by Blind Crow Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/DJJ5/

Royal Court New Season Captioned Trailer Autumn 2013 - 14

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Peckham Documentary

The Royal Court commissioned a young Peckham based film maker, Paris Robin, to go out and produce a film about the area to complement the Soap Opera digital content. Paris Robin is a 19 year old actress and film-maker who has been making films independently for just over a year. Paris specialises in writing, pre-production and filming. Paris also owns her own Literary Agency which involves the development of plays, films and novels: http://www.swagswagliteraryagency.com/every-coin/. For this project, she has teamed up with 420 productions, founded by Nitin Lutchman, 21, who is a post-production mastermind to produce this documentary. 420 is a media communications and video production company producing creative entertaining and engaging videos for a wide range of clients in a variety of sectors. We provide free services for charity organisation as well as use our experience in working with youths to work with talented young people in order to help them get the exposure they need and maximize their full potentials. paris@240productions.com Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/DJJ3/

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