Why See Room?
Emma Donoghue's harrowing tale comes alive on stage
A new stage adaptation of Emma Donoghue's best-selling novel and the Oscar-winning film starring Brie Larson heads to London in May for a month-long engagement at Theatre Royal Stratford East in a co-production with Dublin's Abbey Theatre. A harrowing look at the cloistered lives of a young woman who was kidnapped as a teenager and her five-year old son who was the product of rape by her abductor, their lives change dramatically when they managed to escape their suburban prison into the world outside - but can they cope with the life outside their Room?
The young boy has never known life outside the enclosure, and his mother tries her best to shield him from the horror of their situation. Once reunited with her parents, who had since divorced in the seven years of her abduction, she tries to settle into her old life; albeit trapped between role as dutiful and beloved daughter, and the mother to a young child who has been yanked into a world that he doesn't understand.
Opening night: 2 May 2017
Suitable for ages 14+ due to mature content
And before you stop reading
Signed: 25 May 7.30pm
Captioned: 26 May 7.30pm
Audio-description: 27 May 2.30pm
Cast and Creative
Witney White as Ma
Darmani Eboji/Taye Kassim Junaid-Evans/Harrison Wilding as Little Jack
Lucy Tregear as Grandma
Liam McKenna as Old Nick
Fela Lufadeju as Big Jack
Written by Emma Donoghue
Adapted for the stage by Emma Donoghue
Music and Lyrics by Cora Bissett and Kathryn Joseph
Directed by Cora Biss
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