London's Royal Court to Present The Get Out, a Revue of New Writing
10 Jul 2014
The Get Out, a late revue style show of new writing, will be presented at the Jerwood Upstairs Theatre at London's Royal Court, beginning performances July 31 for a run through Aug. 2 only.
Conceived by writers Robin French and Anthony Neilson, they will spend a week working with a company of six actors to create a night of stories, sketches, short plays, theatre, satire and slightly off-kilter comedy. Submissions are open to anyone who has worked at the Royal Court Theatre in any capacity whether having had a main house play staged or working in the kitchen.
In a press statement, Neilson commented, "There is no restrictions on form or content. Anything is acceptable in any medium – songs, monologues, puppetry – if it can be performed on stage, we’ll consider it for inclusion. Our aim is to create a revue show that is unique in tone, innovative in form and reflective of the Royal Court Theatre."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.