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  • Cypress Avenue

    Until Mar 16, 2019

  • Inside Bitch

    Feb 27, 2019

  • Pah-La

    Apr 3, 2019

  • White Pearl

    May 10, 2019

  • Salt.

    May 14 - Jun 1, 2019

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Cypress Avenue

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

Until 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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Inside Bitch

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

February 27, 2019

It may be a play about women in prison, but Orange Is The New Black this is not! Inside Bitch is a brand new dramedy devised by members of Clean Break, a theatre company dedicated to keeping the subject of women prisoners and the failures of the criminal justice system firmly in the spotlight by devising and producing theatre pieces reflecting the experiences of real women who've done time. There's no glossing over the dark truths that lurk beneath their stories as seen in most Hollywood glamorisations of the subject matter, but Clean Break's playful reclamation packs a very real punch and makes for thought-provoking viewing nonetheless.

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Pah-La

Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

April 3, 2019

Following the critically acclaimed run of The Djinns of Eidgah at the Royal Court in 2013, young Indian playwright Abhishek Majumdar returns to the Royal Court Theatre with a brand new thought provoking drama exploring culture, conflict and when the two collide. Based on the violent events of the 2008 Lhasa Riots in Tibet, Pah-La draws on the experiences of Tibetans Majumdar worked and conversed with in his home country of India and offers an eye-opening vision of the future of protest and non-violence.

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White Pearl

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

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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Salt.

Royal Court Theatre

May 14 - June 1, 2019

"Where are you from?" it's a question that can stir even the most stoic of characters - and performance artist Selina Thompson is no different. It's a stark reminder of the muted colonial history that exists in her black British identity, and why Thompson boarded a cargo ship in 2016 to retrace the transatlantic slavery route of her ancestors: UK-Ghana-Jamaica-UK. This experience was the starting block for 'Salt.' a solo show about communities who are marginalised through their complex history, told through the tides of Thompson's sorrow, displacement, searching and ancestry.

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