Rare Earth Mettle


A leading British doctor with a radical plan to save the NHS and a Silicon Valley billionaire with a radical plan to halt climate change, meet outside an abandoned train on a salt flat in South America.
Rare Earth Mettle at The Royal Court Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: The Royal Court Theatre
Starts: Thursday 2 April 2020
Closes: Saturday 25 April 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Al Smith returns to the Royal Court following Harrogate, for which he was nominated Most Promising Playwright (Evening Standard Theatre Awards).


Royal Court Associate Director Hamish Pirie directs.


Synopsis


“You don't tell an American to switch off her light; you build her a better light bulb.”


A leading British doctor with a radical plan to save the NHS and a Silicon Valley billionaire with a radical plan to halt climate change, meet outside an abandoned train on a salt flat in South America.


A landscape so bright in its whiteness that it isn't easy to look at, and so uninterrupted in its flatness there's no echo.


For Kimsa and his daughter who live there, the arrival of these strangers initially seems like an opportunity.


Until they both stake their claim on the land, each following their ruthless pursuit of 'the greater good'.


“You only have an attachment to ideas.


But I am attached to this place.


I know the history.


This land is a part of who I am”.


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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 2 April 2020

Press night:Wednesday 8 April 2020

Closes:Saturday 25 April 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:
Mon ‑ Sat: 7.30pm (except 8 Apr 7pm)

Matinee:
Thu & Sat mats: 2.30pm (from 11 Apr)

Tickets


Standard:
£12 - £49

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Access information


Captioned: Wed 22 Apr 7.30pm

Audio Described: Sat 25 Apr 2.30pm, touch tour 1pm

Relaxed Environment: ‑ Sat 8 Feb, 2.30pm


Creatives


Author: Al Smith
Director: Hamish Pirie

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