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Ended 3 Jun 2017 after 32 days

There is a moment where you feel you would fight anyone who tried to wrestle (the book) from your grasp with the same ferocity that Ma fights for Jack, such is the author’s power to make out of the most vile circumstances something absorbing, truthful and beautiful.

The Guardian, review of novel

Closed 3 Jun 2017

Emma Donoghue's harrowing tale comes alive on stage

A new stage adaptation of Emma Donoghue's best-selling novel and the Oscar-winning film starring Brie Larson heads to London in May for a month-long engagement at Theatre Royal Stratford East in a co-production with Dublin's Abbey Theatre. A harrowing look at the cloistered lives of a young woman who was kidnapped as a teenager and her five-year old son who was the product of rape by her abductor, their lives change dramatically when they managed to escape their suburban prison into the world outside - but can they cope with the life outside their Room?

The young boy has never known life outside the enclosure, and his mother tries her best to shield him from the horror of their situation. Once reunited with her parents, who had since divorced in the seven years of her abduction, she tries to settle into her old life; albeit trapped between role as dutiful and beloved daughter, and the mother to a young child who has been yanked into a world that he doesn't understand.

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Opening night: 2 May 2017

Closing night: 3 June 2017


Suitable for ages 14+ due to mature content

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And before you stop reading

Access performances
Signed: 25 May 7.30pm
Captioned: 26 May 7.30pm
Audio-description: 27 May 2.30pm

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