The hour-long play is a co-production between the Royal Court and New York’s Public Theater, where it is thought the play, described as an examination of transatlantic relations, will receive its American premiere. No date has been confirmed for the U.S. run. Presented at the Court during the theatre’s 50th Anniversary Season, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? is directed by James Macdonald and stars Stephen Dillane and Ty Burrell.
Dillane plays Jack, a man who falls in love with America and leaves his wife and children for 50 years of love and adventure with Sam.
Churchill’s previous plays for the Royal Court include A Number, Far Away, Blue Heart, This Is A Chair and Top Girls.
Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?, which runs at the Court until Dec. 22, is designed by Eugene Lee with lighting by Peter Mumford and music by Matthew Herbert.
American actor Burrell makes his London stage debut as Sam. Film credits include “Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus” with Nicole Kidman, and “Black Hawk Down.” Broadway productions include Macbeth and Richard III. For more information, visit www.royalcourttheatre.com.