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Rock ‘n’ Roll

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Tom Stoppard's first play for the Royal Court takes a look at Czechoslovakia's history from two different perspectives.

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Tom Stoppard’s first play for the Royal Court takes a look at Czechoslovakia’s recent history – spanning the period between the Prague Spring and the Velvet Revolution – from two different perspectives. In Prague, a rock ‘n’ roll band symbolises the resistance to the regime, while in England a Communist philosopher at Cambridge represents the British left.

Stoppard’s many plays include the Olivier Award-winning Arcadia, Rosencratz And Guildenstern Are Dead, Jumpers, The Real Thing and The Coast Of Utopia.

Rock ‘n’ Roll is directed by Trevor Nunn, who is also making his Royal Court debut. Dubbed ‘the people’s director’, Nunn’s recent credits include Richard II and Hamlet, both at the Old Vic, while other West End shows that have benefited from Nunn’s guidance include Anything Goes, Les Misérables and The Woman In White.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 03/06/2006

Opening Night: 14/06/2006

Closing Night: 15/07/2006

Running time: 3h

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Cast & Creative


Brian Cox, Sinead Cusack, Rufus Sewell


Director - Trevor Nunn

Author - Tom Stoppard

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Sloane Square, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8AS