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Royal Court Theatre, 50-51 Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS

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Road

Closed September 9, 2017

The most inspiring and exciting state-of-the-nation piece of the Eighties

The Independent

Why See Road?

Celebrating The indomitable human spirit

First premiering in 2009 during Bench Theatre's 40th anniversary season, Jim Cartwright's seminal play about hope overcoming struggle comes to the Royal Court Theatre in 2017. The production will be helmed by John Tiffany whose most recent work includes Harry Potter & The Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre and previous Royal Court works such as The Twits, Hope, and Let the Right One In. Set during the troubled Eighties, we follow the residents of a Lancashire street as they prepare for a huge party. However, the political undercurrents and tension of a recession affect each person in different ways.

With a vagrant as your narrator and tour guide, you'll be introduced to colourful group array of characters, who seek escape from the drudgery of their poverty-stricken lives. Using humour and bittersweet observations, Road is a rip-roaring trip down memory lane, celebrating the resilience of human spirit.

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Dates

Opening night: 21 July 2017

Audience

Suitable for ages 14+

Run time

TBC

Cast and Creative

Cast

Michelle Fairley
Mark Hadfield
Faye Marsay
Mike Noble
Dan Parr
Lemn Sissay
June Watson
Liz White
Shane Zaza

Creative

Directed by John Tiffany
Written by Jim Cartwright

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