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Mark Ravenhill returns to the Royal Court with The Cane, a dark tale of a retired teacher starring Alun Armstrong, Maggie Steed and Nicola Walker. Read More >

Mark Ravenhill returns to the Royal Court with The Cane, a dark tale of a retired teacher starring Alun Armstrong, Maggie Steed and Nicola Walker.

“It will be the biggest send off any teacher has ever had. No teacher is as loved.” The Cane centres on Edward. After 45 years as a dedicated teacher, he is looking forward to the imminent celebration to mark his retirement.

But Edward’s home is under siege by a mob of angry students. A brick has been thrown through the window, he and his wife haven’t left the house for six days, and now his estranged daughter has arrived with her own questions.

Armstrong is best known for his work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and originating the role of Thénardier in the London production of Les Misérables, while Steed recently starred in Pinter One at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Walker was recently seen in TV series Unforgotten and The Split.

Directed by Vicky Featherstone, The Cane is another surefire hit for Ravenhill at the Royal Court, following in the success of Over There (& Schaubühne, Berlin), Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat and Shopping And F***ing.

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Age Recommendation: 14+ i

Tagged:
alun armstrong jerwood theatre downstairs maggie steed mark ravenhill nicola walker royal court theatre the cane vicky featherstone

Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 06/12/2018

Opening Night: 13/12/2018

Closing Night: 26/01/2019

Running time: TBC

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Edward - Alun Armstrong

Maureen - Maggie Steed

Anna - Nicola Walker

Creative

Director - Vicky Featherstone

Designer - Chloe Lamford

Lighting Designer - Natasha Chivers

Sound - David McSweeney

Author - Mark Ravenhill

About Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

Sloane Square, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8AS

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