Night Heron & Lucky Ones Extend Limited SeasonsDate: 24 April 2002
The Night Heron, which opened at the Royal Court's Jerwood Theatre Downstairs on 17 April 2002 (previews from 11 April), has extended by one week to 18 May. The Lucky Ones, which just opened at the Hampstead Theatre this Monday 22 April (previews from 18 April), has extended by two weeks up to 1 June.
The Night Heron is the long-awaited second play by Butterworth, who burst onto the scene seven years ago with his multi award-winning debut Mojo, about East End Gangsters. Starring Ray Winstone and Jessica Stevenson and directed by Court artistic director Ian Rickson, his new play is set a remote part of the Fens, where the sighting of a rare bird and the indiscretions of redundant gardener are causing some alarm.
At Hampstead, Eilenberg's first play stars Anton Lesser, David Horovitch and Margot Leicester and is directed by Matthew Lloyd. A drama about successive generations of two exiled German Jewish families in Britain. Leo and Bruno's 1968 decision to place an unusual condition of sale on a country cottage to a fellow Berliner, a Gentile, has repercussions for their children.
- by Terri Paddock