Theatres and the coronavirus outbreak
London theatres are permitted to open again to live audiences from Monday 17 May 2021.
Some smaller theatres have already made plans to reopen, though this does not apply yet to all venues.
Many of the big, popular shows in the West End have delayed reopening until later in the summer or Autumn.
We advise checking theatre websites for details about their particular reopening schedule and what you can expect when visiting.
10 Nov to 18 Dec 2021
The Royal Court Theatre
Image courtesy The Royal Court Theatre
“You don't tell an American to switch off her light; you build her a better light bulb.”
Three worlds collide on a Bolivian salt flat.
A leading doctor, who has travelled from the UK, believes she can save the NHS, solve the British mental health crisis, and advance her career.
A Silicon Valley billionaire, who has been watching the site from his satellites, believes he can save the world building affordable electric cars, and make millions of dollars in the process.
And the indigenous community, who have preserved the land for generations, believe both visitors have propositions that could transform their futures.
Each pursue their own ambitions, but which is the greatest good?
Al Smith returns to the Royal Court following Harrogate, for which he was nominated Most Promising Playwright (Evening Standard Theatre Awards).
He first worked with the theatre as a participant of a Royal Court Writers' Group where emerging writers are given space and support to develop.
Royal Court Associate Director Hamish Pirie directs.
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Age suitability: Not available
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London SW1W 8AS
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Sat mats: 2.30pm (from 18 Nov)
Captioned performance: Wed 1, 8 & 15 Dec
Audio Described performance: Sat 11 Dec at 2.30pm (Touch Tour 1.30pm)
Relaxed Environment performance: Sat 4 Dec at 4.30pm
Author: Al Smith
Director: Hamish Pirie