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Cast announced for Churchill’s Pigs And Dogs

First Published 1 July 2016, Last Updated 1 July 2016

Sharon D Clarke, Fisayo Akinade and Alex Hassell will perform Caryl Churchill’s short new play Pigs And Dogs at the Royal Court.

Examining the controversial surroundings of Uganda’s 2014 Anti-Homosexuality Act, which changed the penalty for homosexuality from life imprisonment to a death sentence, the 10-minute piece will star the Olivier Award-winning actress Clarke in her Court debut, alongside fellow newcomer Hassell and veteran of the Sloane Square theatre Akinade. The talented trio also possess a raft of high-profile film and television credits.

Led by former Artistic Director Dominic Cooke, Churchill’s second production at the venue this year will run before evening performances of Unreachable in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs from Wednesday 20 July, starting at 18:30.

Pigs And Dogs will act as a pre-show to Unreachable, Anthony Neilson’s mysterious new drama crafted in the rehearsal room, which stars former Doctor Who Matt Smith as a film director on an obsessive quest to capture the perfect light. Churchill’s other recent play at the Royal Court, Escaped Alone, is due to make a return to the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs in January 2017.

Tickets for Pigs And Dogs, Unreachable and the other shows in the Royal Court’s excitingly eclectic season can be purchased from the theatre’s website.


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