Commenting on the programme, which emphasises rising female (four of the seven world premieres are written by women) and in-house nurtured authors, artistic director Dominic Cooke said: “As the world finds its way through financial crisis and the nation faces a general election, this season our writers ask how far we have really come in terms of our ability to move within the class structure... Our playwrights represent a huge range of experience, from 17-year-old Anya Reiss ... to the prolific Roy Williams and Nick Grosso who we first produced over 15 years ago. It is striking, however, that they are all united by their shared experience of coming through the Royal Court’s unparalleled writing courses. I am delighted to present such a strong stable of homegrown talent.”
In the main house
The Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs spring programme comprises:
In the studio
The Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs spring programme comprises:
Beyond Sloane Square
In addition to the above programme, the new year will, as previously reported, see two of this autumn’s productions – Lucy Prebble’s Enron and Jez Butterworth’s Jersualem transfer to the West End’s Apollo and Noel Coward theatres respectively.
And internationally next year, Polly Stenham’s That Face receives its US premiere at New York’s Manhattan Theatre Club in March, following runs in Scotland, Australia, Spain and Belgium with four further international productions scheduled; and Alexi Kaye Campbell’s multi award-winning debut The Pride opens at the MCC Theater in New York, directed by Joe Mantello with a cast featuring Britons Hugh Dancy, Andrea Riseborough and Ben Whishaw.