The Royal Court's Spring series has been announced. It runs as follows:
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
The York Realist by Peter Gill, Jan. 4-Feb. 2
Directed by Peter Gill
Designer: Hartley T A Kemp; Composer: Terry Davies
Cast: Felix Bell, Richard Coyle, Ian Mercer, Wendy Nottingham, Caroline O'Neill, Lloyd Owen, Anne Reid.
Nightsong by Jon Fosse, Feb. 21 to March 23
Translated by Gregory Motton
Directed by Katie Mitchell
Lighting: Paule Constable; Sound: Gareth Fry
Face to the Wall by Martin Crimp, March 12-23 Directed by Katie Mitchell
Lighting: Paule Constable, Sound: Gareth Fry Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
bedbound by Enda Walsh
Directed by Enda Walsh Production Design: Fiona Cunningham; Lighting Designer: John Gallagher; Music composed and performed by Bell Helicopter; Sound Design: Bell Helicopter
Cast: Liam Carney, Norma Sheahan
Push Up by Roland Schimmelpfennig, Feb. 8 to March 2
Translated by Maja Zade
Directed by Ramin Gray
Design and Lighting: Rodney Grant; Sound: Ian Dickinson
Plasticene by Vassily Sigarev
Translated by Sasha Dugdale
Directed by Dominic Cooke
Lighting: Johanna Town; Sound: Paul Arditti; Music: Gary Yershon
International Playwrights Season Events
From Feb. 28 and throughout the run of Plasticene, the International Playwrights Season will feature work presented in collaboration with Human Rights Watch. Writers from around the world take part in performances, events, readings and debates on local and international issues.
Steps to Siberia, March 6-9
Two young companies from Siberia create an evening inspired by the Royal Court's play development work in Russia using personal testimony. In Theatre Lozhe's (Lodge Theatre) The Coalfield, three miners take a break from work and chat about holidays, meat-eating, calories and everyday life in a mining commune. Theatre Lozhe was founded in Kemerovo by the Russian performer and writer Evgeny Grishkovets, whose monologue How I Ate a Dog was presented at the Royal Court in 2000.
Babii's (The Girls) Soldiers' Letters From Chechnya and across Russia is a performance based on the letters of Russian conscripts — to and from their mothers, wives and lovers. Babii are an all-women theatre company from Chelyabinsk whose work on new writing has included the Russian production of Yard Gal by Rebecca Prichard.
For tickets and further information call the Royal Court Box Office on 0207 565 5000.