Instructions For Correct Assembly is a profoundly compassionate, intelligent, heartbreaking play: about parenthood and grief, self-delusion, and the commodification and competitiveness surrounding the idea of an ideal family.
Jane Horrocks will feature in the world premiere of Instructions for Correct Assembly by Verity Bargate Award winner Thomas Eccleshare, which runs at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs from 7 April to 19 May 2018.
In the claustrophobic atmosphere of Chloe Lamford’s design, Vicky Featherstone’s production of Gundog provides too little variation of tone, especially as Simon Longman’s storytelling resists the propulsion of forward narrative.
Simon Longman’s new play, directed by Vicky Featherstone, is being presented as part of the Royal Court’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme until 10 March. Here’s what critics have had to say about it…
However, a couple of interesting tweets popped up from Channel 4’s political correspondent, Michael Crick, that seemed to get people’s juices flowing – one of which makes a rather pertinent point. What do we buy programmes for? What is the point of them?
With its almost unbearable ending, Dennis Kelly’s play is a wonderful mix of hilarity and horror. Carey Mulligan is simply brilliant, totally at home on stage in Lyndsey Turner’s well-paced, absorbing and finally utterly compelling production.