News Published 23 June 2011

Rough Cuts at the Royal Court

A series of short plays and experimental readings.

Rosanna Hall

The Royal Court have announced their latest Rough Cuts season of short plays and experimental readings. The season will be staged at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs from 9th-20th August and will include new work Arinze Kene, whose previous play Little Baby Jesus was recently staged at Oval House. Wild Child, which will look at the phenomenon of Nigerian ‘witch children’ and their exorcism, will be performed on 9th and 10th August.

Molly Davies’s God Bless this Child, inspired by interviews with leading academics, psychologists and educators, will look at what it is to be a child in modern Britain and will be directed by Lyndsey Turner (who also directed Davies’s A Miracle).  The season will conclude with Leo Butler and Dan Persad’s rock opera A Separate Reality about a young office worker embracing her ‘inner rock goddess.’

The Rough Cuts season will also include After The Spring, a series of specially commissioned plays from Arab playwrights written in response to recent events in the Middle East.

The Rough Cuts season will be in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs from 9th-20th August 2011. Tickets go on  sale to the general public on 23rd June. For further information visit the Royal Court website.


Rosanna Hall is a contributor to Exeunt Magazine



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