Open Court

Vicky Featherstone: Theatre needs to be democratic
As the Royal Court turns 60, the theatre's artistic director talks about her vision for its future, playwrights vs 'theatremakers' and how theatre needs to be truly democratic
Merit (Theatre Royal Plymouth)
By Karen Bussell
Alexandra Wood's two-hander, first seen as part of Open Court, receives its full-length premiere
Catherine Love: Time up for show times?
Instead of just the standard evening time slot, could theatres start getting more inventive with when they programme performances?
Michael Coveney: Vicky Featherstone shakes things up (and jumps out a box) on the Culture Show
Our chief critic caught up with the BBC's Culture Show episode devoted to Featherstone and the Royal Court
Peckham: The Soap Opera
The new play at the Royal Court by various writers, featuring members of the Peckham community, features some good ideas but ultimately is not cohesive and doesn't hit the mark, says Miriam Zendle
Infographic: All the stats from Vicky Featherstone's Open Court season
By Editorial Staff
The Royal Court has released a fantastic infographic of stats on its recent Open Court season, which ran from 10 June to 20 July 2013 and saw new artistic director Vicky Featherstone 'hand over the keys' of the venue to a huge team of writers
Police search for actor Paul Bhattacharjee after Royal Court disappearance
By Editorial Staff
An appeal has been launched to help find acclaimed actor Paul Bhattercharjee after he disappeared from rehearsals at the Royal Court
Show Pics: Imelda Staunton and Toby Jones in Court's Circle Mirror Transformation
By Editorial Staff
Production images have been released for the Royal Court's production of Circle Mirror Transformation, which is running as part of the Open Court season. Starring Imelda Staunton, Toby Jones and Fenella Woolgar, it runs at the Rose Lipman Building, Haggerston until 3 August 2013
Michael Coveney: Helen Mirren gives an audience, the Court opens up
Slightly surreal, this one-off yesterday afternoon: Helen Mirren gave an audience to a live audience on the Gielgud Theatre stage where she's appearing (until Saturday) in The Audience...