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About the Show Less...

Nick Payne makes his Royal Court debut with an open play about sex and intimacy. Read More >

Nick Payne, whose play If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet played at the Bush theatre recently, makes his Royal Court debut with Wanderlust, an open play about sex and intimacy.

Joy is a married woman, a GP, and struggling to remain interested in sex. Her husband Alan, however, thinks of little else. And their teenage son Tim is ready to burst.

Wanderlust is a frank, compassionate play about sex and intimacy, and whether the two have any relation to each other.

Simon Godwin, who directs Wanderlust, has previously directed productions including Far Away (Bristol Old Vic), The Winter’s Tale (Headlong and Nuffield Theatre Southampton) and Mister Heracles (West Yorkshire Playhouse).

Wanderlust is suitable for theatregoers aged 16 and older, and contains nudity.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 9/09/2010

Opening Night: 15/09/2010

Closing Night: 9/10/2010

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Cast & Creative


Director - Simon Godwin

Designer - Robert Innes Hopkins

Lighting Designer - James Farncombe

Author - Nick Payne

About Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs

Sloane Square, London, United Kingdom SW1W 8AS

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