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  • The Cane

    Until Jan 26, 2019

  • Cypress Avenue

    Feb 14 - Mar 16, 2019

  • White Pearl

    May 10, 2019

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The Cane

Until January 26, 2019

English playwright Mark Ravenhill didn't so much emerge in the 90s as explode onto the UK theater scene with a career-defining debut that went on to become one of the decisive cultural events of the decade. Twenty two years after the trailblazing Shopping and F---ing, Ravenhill debuts his brand new work for the Royal Court Theatre, exploring identity, gender and the failure of modern liberalism with his trademark black humour and incisive wit.

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Cypress Avenue

February 14 - March 16, 2019

Following its critically acclaimed West End Debut in 2016, and subsequent Off-Broadway transfer in 2018, David Ireland's subversive heavy-hitter Cypress Avenue returns to London for a strictly limited four week run at the Royal Court Theatre. Weaving together the darkest of black comedy with a poignant examination of extremism, prejudice and sectarian hatred, Ireland presents an unsettling and topical portrait of identity, nationalism and mental illness that shocks, provokes thoughts and elicits laughter in equal measure. Veteran Irish stage and film actor Stephen Rea reprises the role of Eric, a Belfast loyalist whose terrifying fanaticism escalates due to his rapidly worsening dementia, leading him to believe that his five-week old granddaughter is Irish republican politician and ex Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams. Lunacy and zealotry collide in a climax of murderous violence that reflects the dangers of living in the past and political divisions that still simmer today.

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White Pearl

May 10, 2019

With her pen focused on feminist stage works featuring leading roles for non-native English speakers, New York-based Thai-Australian playwright Anchuli Felicia King represents the new guard in theatre. Shining a light on cultural and social issues of national and international urgency, the up and coming young dramatist looks to the controversy surrounding cultural appropriation, race and advertising for her international debut run of White Pearl at London's Royal Court Theatre in the Summer of 2019.

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