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The Big Idea

The Big Idea: PIIGS

This show has now closed, please visit our London Shows page for a full list of current productions.

About the Show Less...

Part of The Royal Court's range of events exploring Collaboration, Death, Sex, Age, and European austerity. Read More >

International writers join up with their British counterparts to bring their experiences to the Royal Court. What is life really like for those living in today’s austerity. Daily dispatches from Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain will invade the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.Writers involved include:

PORTUGAL Tuesday 25 June
Sandra Pinheiro (Lisbon)
April De Angelis (London)
Translated by Mark O’Thomas

ITALY Wednesday 26 June
Fausto Paravidino (Rome)
Anders Lustgarten (London)
Translated by Gillian Hanna

IRELAND Thursday 27 June
Deirdre Kinahan (Dublin)
Kieran Hurley (Glasgow)

GREECE Friday 28 June
Andreas Flourakis (Athens)
Alexi Kaye Campbell (London)
Translated by Alexi Kaye Campbell

SPAIN Saturday 29 June
Vanessa Montfort (Madrid)
Alexandra Wood (London)
Translated by William Gregory

Suitable for ages 14+

Late Night Event
Friday 28 June 9.30pm til late
During PIIGS, The Big Idea lets its hair down and invites DJ Johnny Kalifornia’s ‘Voyage Voyage!’ – London’s finest global pop party – to the Royal Court Bar & Kitchen for Eurodisco.
For a one euro entrance fee expect Euro-high-campery, Latin melodrama and Scandipop in spades from resident DJs Bob Chicalors & Johnny Kalifornia, straight from their monthly club night at Vogue Fabrics.
Entry €1



Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 25/06/2013

Closing Night: 29/06/2013

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Cast & Creative


Producer - presented as part of International Playwrights: A Genesis Foundation Project.

About Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Sloane Square, London, United Kingdom SW1W 8AS

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