Pity


A normal day. A person stands in the market square watching the world go by. What happens next verges on the ridiculous. Rory Mullarkey's new play asks whether things really are getting worse.
Pity at the Royal Court Theatre

Image: Royal Court Theatre


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: The Royal Court Theatre
Started: Thursday 12 July 2018
Closed: Saturday 11 August 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 14+

Background


Rory Mullarkey returns to the Royal Court following his debut there with The Wolf from the Door in 2014.


In the same year, he was awarded the George Devine Award, the Pinter Commission, and the James Tait Black Prize for Drama.


Sam Pritchard's previous work for the Royal Court includes Grimly Handsome and B.


Synopsis


"Two bombs in one day is a foul coincidence


Don't forget the lightning strike"


A normal day.


A person stands in the market square watching the world go by.


What happens next verges on the ridiculous.


There's ice cream. Sunshine. Shops. Some dogs. A wedding. Bombs. Candles. Blood. Lightning. Sandwiches. Snipers. Looting. Gunshots. Babies. Actors. Azaleas. Famine. Fountains. Statues. Atrocities.


And tanks. (Probably).


Rory Mullarkey's new play asks whether things really are getting worse.


And if we care.


“[Someone screaming]: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH”


Trailer



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Box office tel: 020 7565 5000

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 12 July 2018

Press night:Wednesday 18 July 2018

Closes:Saturday 11 August 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm

(from 21 Jul)


Tickets


Standard:
From £12

Access information


Captioned Performance:

Tue 31 Jul 7.30pm


Audio Described Performance:

Sat 4 Aug 2.30pm (Touch tour 1pm)


Cast


Paul Bentall

Sandy Grierson

Helena Lymbery

Sophia Di Martino

Siobhán McSweeney

Francesca Mills

Abraham Popoola

Paul G Raymond

Dorian Simpson


Creatives


Author: Rory Mullarkey
Director: Sam Pritchard

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