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December 7 - August 11, 2018

Mullarkey...strives, ingeniously enough, to broach his theme of England's evolving identity and mutating threats with a saving sense of homegrown humour and a welcome dash of poetic spirit.

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Two Bombs in One Day is a Foul Coincidence

Winner of the George Diving Award for Playwriting and the Royal Court Theatre's annual commission the Harold Pinter Prize, up and coming young playwright Rory Mullarkey is fast establishing a reputation as a bold new voice in modern British Theatre. Don't miss the world premiere of his latest work Pity, helmed by resident associate director Sam Pritchard and presented as part of the RCT's brand new 2018/19 season this Summer.

As with his previous works Wolf at the Door and St George and The Dragon, Mullarkey breaks new ground by combining state-of-the-nation sagas with elements of the surreal. Marrying sunshine, shopping and sandwiches with snipers, looting, bombs and lightning, the writer presents a "normal" day in an England not so far from our own, posing the question "Is the world getting worse?" and answering with another question "Do we really even care?"...


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Performance date: 7 December 2018

Cast and Creative

Cast

Paul Bentall
Sandy Grierson
Helena Lymbery
Sophia Di Martino
Siobhan McSweeney
Francesca Mills
Abraham Popoola
Paul G Raymond
Dorian Simpson

Creative

Directed by Sam Pritchard
Designed by Chloe Lamford
Costume design by Annemarie Woods
Lighting design by Anna Watson
Composition by Tom Deering
Sound design by Pete Malkin
Movement direction by Sasha Milavic Davies

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