Image: The Royal Court Theatre
Directed by Karl James and Andy Smith with illustration by Rachana Jadhav.
Tim Crouch is an experimental theatre maker who invites audiences to be active in the worlds his plays create.
He returns to the Royal Court following The Author (2009) and Adler & Gibb (2014). His other plays include My Arm, ENGLAND, An Oak Tree and Beginners.
“You should all have a book.
Does everyone have a book?
This book is part of the play.
In a minute, we'll all open this book and we'll invite you to turn the pages.”
The writer manipulates a group of people to sit together and believe in something that isn't true.
The book he's written predicts it all: the equations, the black hole and all the words we'll speak until the end.
On this last day, at this last hour, a defector finds her voice and returns.
In this new play, presented through stage action and illustrated text, audience and actors turn the book's pages together, they study the images and they sometimes share the words out loud.
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Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑45pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm
Friday ‑ 7‑45pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm
(except 5 Sep 7pm)
Thursday - 3-00pm
Saturday - 3-00pm
Captioned: Friday 13 & 20 Sep, 7.45pm
Relaxed Environment: ‑ Sat 21 Sep, 3pm
Author: Tim Crouch
Director: Karl James, Andy Smith
Production: A National Theatre of Scotland production in association with the Royal Court Theatre, Teatro do Bairro Alto, Lisbson and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA)