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Dominic Cooke’s final Royal Court season to include Bruce Norris play

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Dominic Cooke is to direct Bruce Norris’s new work The Low Road as part of his final season as artistic director of the Royal Court.

The production will run in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs from March 21 to April 27, 2013, with press night on March 27.

The playwright’s previous work at the venue includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning Clybourne Park and The Pain and the Itch, which was directed by Cooke in his inaugural season.

Alongside Norris, Cooke will bring back playwrights Polly Stenham and Anthony Neilson, who he also worked with in his first year at the Royal Court.

No Quarter, by Stenham, will run at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs from January 11 to February 9, 2013, with press night on January 16.

It will be directed by Royal Court associate director Jeremy Herrin. Design is by Tom Scutt, with lighting by Philip Gladwell and sound by Fergus O’Hare.

Also appearing in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs will be A New Play, which will be directed and written by Neilson.

It will be created from rehearsals with a cast that is yet to be announced and will run from April 5 to May 4, 2013, with press night on April 10.

Anna Wakulik’s new play A Time To Reap, translated from Polish by Catherine Grosvenor, will appear on the same stage from February 22 to March 23, 2013.

It is directed by Caroline Steinbeis, with design by Max Jones and lighting by Anna Watson.

Meanwhile Anders Lustgarten’s If You Don’t Let Us Dream, We Won’t Let You Sleep has been programmed as part of the Royal Court’s Jerwood New Playwrights scheme.

Directed by Simon Godwin, it will run from February 15 to March 9, 2013, in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs.

Cooke said: “This season is my last as artistic director. It includes plays by three very different but equally original writers whose work I programmed at the start of my time here.  It’s a pleasure to welcome Polly Stenham, Bruce Norris and Anthony Neilson back to their London home.”







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