You are viewing a past performance of Grimly Handsome

Unfortunately, we don't have any information about upcoming performances of this show. Maybe we can interest you with something similar from the options below...

You might also like

Until Jul 28, 2018


star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

Alfred Molina is a force of nature as Rothko: furious, intense, solid and never wavering in his belief of what it takes to be an artist.

Until Dec 15, 2018

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar rating

...this joyful, lungs-bursting show is simply the best

Until Jan 12, 2019

Kinky Boots

Broadway sends a British film back home as a hit musical that's as fun as it is frequently fabulous.


50-51 Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS

Grimly Handsome Poster

Grimly Handsome

Closed December 23, 2017

Jarcho, directing her own work, pulls off miracles: Shabby environs keep surprising us, jokes land even as shadows draw in.

Time Out New York

Why See Grimly Handsome?

US Playwright Julia Jarcho's Acclaimed Crime Drama

The Royal Court Theatre marks an exciting new 2017-18 season with a programme of groundbreaking international works. Featuring plays by women playwrights from Syria to the US, the winter season gives an insight into the human lives behind conflict and empty statistics. Don't miss Grimly Handsome, the critically acclaimed 2013 Obie Award Winner by experimental theatre director and writer Julia Jarcho.

In an unnamed East Coast city during the Yuletide season, two Christmas-sellers enact a dark ritual, two policeman race against the clock to catch a serial killer on a spree and one woman's extra-marital affair entwines her into the case. This darkly funny and poetic tale is at surface level a crime-drama, yet throughout the course of the play its many layers blur the lines between human and animal, yielding an exploration of identity i.e. the violent, animalistic side of humanity.

show content hide content

Additional Information


Opening night: 6 December 2017

And before you stop reading

Please note: the above image is from the 2013 Off-Broadway production.

What you thought

Seen Grimly Handsome? Loved it? Hated it?

Help your fellow London Theatreland visitors by leaving the first review!

Write a review now


Venue home

Venue home





Additional Information

seating chart
SeatingSeating map

Spread the word

Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about Grimly Handsome at Royal Court Theatre.

Keep up to date

I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.

Please note: The term Royal Court Theatre and/or Grimly Handsome as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Royal Court Theatre and/or Grimly Handsome and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Royal Court Theatre and/or Grimly Handsome and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.