Anatomy of a suicide | The Royal Court Theatre

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Anatomy of a suicide

"My mother always said to Live Big.
Live as much as I could."

Three generations of women.

For each, the chaos of what has come before brings with it a painful legacy.

"I have Stayed. I have Stayed - I have Stayed for as long as I possibly can."

Writer Alice Birch (Revolt. She said. Revolt again, We Want You To Watch), continues her collaboration with director Katie Mitchell (2071, Ten Billion, Cleansed) following Ophelias Zimmer earlier this year.

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'Birch has crafted a rich, haunting, technically dazzling script'

Andrzej Lukowski | Time Out

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'This is a precise, cleverly staged and powerful drama supported by superb acting'

Ann Treneman | The Times

★ ★ ★ ★

'A sophisticated tapestry of generations and emotions'

Fiona Mountford | Evening Standard

★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian

★ ★ ★ ★ The Telegraph

★ ★ ★ ★ The Financial Times

★ ★ ★ ★ The Independent

★ ★ ★ ★ The Stage

★ ★ ★ ★ WhatsOnStage


Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after purchase.


Written by Alice Birch.

Cast includes:
Olivier Award-nominees Hattie Morahan and Kate O'Flynn.
Full cast: Gershwyn Eustache Jnr., Paul Hilton, Peter Hobday, Adelle Leonce, Sarah Malin, Jodie McNee, Hattie Morahan, Kate O'Flynn and Dickon Tyrrell

Suitable For Children

Age guidance: 14+

Performance Times

Sat 03 June - Sat 08 July 2017

Where Do I Go

The Royal Court is directly adjacent to Sloane Square Underground Station.

Sloane Square is served by the District and Circle lines.

The Royal Court is also a short walk from Victoria station.

Latest Critics Reviews

Mon, 12th June 2017

"Birch, who has made her name in the theatre with the cry to arms Revolt, She Said, Revolt Again and on film with Lady Macbeth, writes plays that are almost poetry. Themes, words and sentences are repeated, in invocations that are almost ceremonial. "

What's On Stage

Mon, 12th June 2017

"Strikingly written and hauntingly performed collaboration between Alice Birch and Katie Mitchell"

The Stage

Mon, 12th June 2017

"Alice Birch's play about three generations of women is a fiercely uncompromising two hours"

Evening Standard

Mon, 12th June 2017

"Hattie Morahan mesmerises as Carol"

The Independent

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