Theatrical archaeology meets real archaeology in Hoard – Rediscovered as the New Vic Theatre revisits their Staffordshire Hoard Festival for the streaming age.
Three new plays by Caryl Churchill and a first mainstage appearance by Bezhti author Gurpreeet Kaur Bhatti are among the highlights of the Royal Court Theatre’s next season, a whole year of work which spans from September 2019 to August 2020.
Powerful revival of Jim Cartwright’s 1986 modern classic comes alive in all its noisy, vulgar and transcendent glory.
As somebody who grew up on the outskirts of a depressed Lancashire town in the 1980s, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the Royal Court’s revival of Jim Cartwright’s seminal debut play Road.
I started to wonder whether being cast with an all Indian company – to reflect the population of a typical Lancashire street of terraces nowadays – might better highlight the characters’ issues and dilemmas,
Jim Cartwright’s script is atmospheric in itself, the personalities of each character who all represent a different failing of society are there in the text.
The Royal Court Theatre announces the cast for Road, written by Jim Cartwright and directed by John Tiffany. Cartwright’s seminal play gives expression to the inhabitants of an unnamed northern road in Eighties Britain.
Liverpool-based young people’s theatre company 20 Stories High announced their first patron this week – the poet, author and theatre maker Lemn Sissay. The company say they have been talking for a few years about their work and shared connections; political, artistic and social.