Road | The Royal Court Theatre

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"I feel like England's forcing the brain out me head."

A Road, a wild night, a drunken tour guide, a journey to the gutter and the stars and back.

"Why's the world so tough? It's like walking through meat in high heels."

Jim Cartwright's seminal play, gives expression to the inhabitants of an unnamed northern road in Eighties Britain.

"Road is coming round us"

This new production is directed by Royal Court Associate Director John Tiffany whose most recent work includes Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, and previous work for the Royal Court includes The Twits, Hope, Let the Right One In (& National Theatre of Scotland) and The Pass.

'The most inspiring and exciting state-of-the-nation piece of the Eighties' - The Independent


Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after purchase.

Suitable For Children

Age guidance: 14+

Performance Times

Fri 21 July - Sat 09 September 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, 31st July 2017

"John Tiffany's revival does rich justice to a play that pins down the raucous despair of a community scarred by unemployment"

The Guardian

Mon, 31st July 2017

"A hard, occasionally transcendent evening and also a gauntlet to modern playwrights"

The Telegraph

Mon, 31st July 2017

"John Tiffany gives Jim Cartwright's working class classic a tough revival"

Time Out

Mon, 31st July 2017

"A deeply tender revival of Jim Cartwright's vaunted 1986 play"

The Arts Desk

Mon, 31st July 2017

"The Royal Court's revival of Jim Cartwright's protest play about the working class is as relevant as ever 30 years later"

The Independent

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