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Jack Thorne and John Tiffany reunite for Royal Court Theatre’s new season

The Royal Court has unveiled a new season of work, including a production that reunites Jack Thorne and John Tiffany and a play called Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner.

The London theatre has also committed to running a weekly captioned performance for all shows.

Thorne has written a new play called The End of History…, which will be directed by his Harry Potter and the Cursed Child collaborator John Tiffany.

This will open in June.

Earlier in 2019, the Royal Court is co-producing Superhoe, a one-woman show with Talawa Theatre, which is written and performed by Nicole Lecky and directed by Jade Lewis.

Inside Bitch, a co-production with Clean Break, also features on the programme. It has been devised by an ensemble of Clean Break’s members, who have personal experience of the criminal justice system, and was conceived by Stacey Gregg and Deborah Pearson.

Elsewhere, Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner will open in July, written by Jasime Lee-Jones and directed by Milli Bhatia. It explores the influence of social media star Jenner, who has more than 117 million Instagram followers and whose beauty company is soon to make her the US’ youngest self-made billionaire.

On the weekend that the UK leaves the European Union – March 29 and 30 – the Royal Court will stage performances by a big band made up of European musicians, alongside other events, in the Brexit Big Band and Leavers’ Assembly.

The season also includes Anchuli Felicia King’s comedy White Pearl, as well as Dismantle This Room, a co-creation by Bhatia, writer Nina Segal and producer Ingrid Marvin, and Pah-La by Abhishek Majumdar.

Pah-La was embroiled in controversy earlier this year [1], when it was claimed that the Royal Court had postponed a 2017 run of the play, about Tibet, due to pressure from the British Council in China.

Royal Court artistic director Vicky Featherstone will direct the previously announced return of Cyprus Avenue [2], while Selina Thompson’s Salt, which ran in Edinburgh in 2017, will have a run in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs in May.

In addition to the newly announced programming, the Royal Court will run one captioned performance each week for all shows, after press night. Captioned performances are already scheduled however from now on the theatre has committed to running them as a weekly event.

Season at a glance

Superhoe by Nicole Lecky
Directed by Jade Lewis
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
January 30 to February 16, with press night on February 4

Cyprus Avenue by David Ireland
Directed by Vicky Featherstone
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
February 14 to March 16

Inside Bitch by Lucy Edkins, Jennifer Joseph, TerriAnn Oudjar and Jade Small
Conceived by Stacey Gregg and Deborah Pearson
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
February 27 to March 23, with press night on March 4

Brexit Big Band and Leavers’ Assembly
March 29 and 30

Dismantle This Room by Nina Segal
Directed by Milli Bhatia
April 2019

Pah-La by Abhishek Majumdar
Directed by Debbie Hannan
Jerwood Theatre upstairs
April 3 to 27, with press night on April 8

White Pearl by Anchuli Felicia King
Directed by Nana Dakin
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
May 10 to June 15, with press night on May 16

Salt. by Selina Thompson
Directed by Dawn Walton
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
May 14 to June 1

The End of History… by Jack Thorne
Directed by John Tiffany
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
June 27 to August 10, with press night on July 3

Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner by Jasmine Lee-Jones
Directed by Milli Bhatia
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
July 4 to 27, with press night on July 8