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Churchill returns to the Royal Court this summer

First Published 9 June 2016, Last Updated 9 June 2016

A new short play by Caryl Churchill forms part of the Royal Court’s 60th anniversary year

The theatre has announced that Pigs And Dogs, directed by Olivier Award nominee Dominic Cooke, will run at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs this July. Only 10 minutes long, the piece examines the 2014 Anti-Homosexuality law in Uganda and the story behind it. Churchill’s other recent work, Escaped Alone, will return for a limited season in January 2017, following its successful run at the Court earlier this year.

The Royal Court’s summer programme also features Open Court, in which the keys to the building will be handed to the venue’s Youth Board and a panel of young writers aged 17-24. For three weeks the venue will feature new work written by the panel and performed by members of the National Youth Theatre, as well as a range of workshops and talks.

Final additions to the Court’s autumn programme include two new plays: The Sewing Group by E V Crowe, and The Children by Lucy Kirkwood, winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play for Chimerica in 2014.

More information on the Royal Court’s 60th anniversary season can be found on their website.


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