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The Mistress ContractAbi Morgan, the writer responsible for films The Iron Lady and Shame, and television dramas including The Hour, makes her debut at the Royal Court Theatre with The Mistress Contract, a play based on 40 years of transcripts charting a real-life extramarital affair. An American couple meet at university, fall out of touch, then reacquaint 20 years later and enter into a contract. The woman will provide sex and "mistress services" in return for a house where she would live, read, and record all their conversations. The play charts the decades of intellectual exchange between the pair who also shared a love of culture, art, literature and books, and whose contract continues into their old age. Recording their conversations, according to the Royal Court's artistic director, Vicky Featherstone, who directs, was also about "trying to keep hold of something; persuading yourself that something is not transient".

 

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Dedicated to putting on new work and discovering new voices, the Royal Court Theatre was seen as 'the most important theatre in Europe' by no less an authority than The New York Times. In 1956 it staged John Osborne's Look Back in Anger - a landmark in modern British drama - and the Sloane Square theatre has continued to produce work of an equally high standard, with numerous productions making a successful transition to the West End. More about Royal Court Theatre

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Wish ListWish ListWarehouse worker Tamsin fights for the rights and benefits of her obsessive-compulsive brother Dean in Katherine Soper's sensitive familial drama, directed by Matthew Xia. Staged by Royal Court Theatre and Royal Exchange Theatre.2017-01-10T19:45:00+00002017-02-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Court Theatre,   Sloane Square      SW1W 8AS
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Escaped AloneEscaped AloneCaryl Churchill 's drama about three old friends and a neighbour, who encounter tea and catastrophe during one summer afternoon. Directed by James Macdonald and starring Linda Bassett, Deborah Findlay, Kika Markham and June Watson. Contains pulsating lights.2017-01-25T19:30:00+00002017-02-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Court Theatre,   Sloane Square      SW1W 8AS
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A Profoundly Affectionate, Passionate Devotion To Someone (-Noun)A Profoundly Affectionate, Passionate Devotion To Someone (-Noun)Writer-director Debbie Tucker Green considers the regret-filled pasts, disappointing presents and uncertain futures of three couples, who are at crossroads in their relationships.2017-02-28T19:30:00+00002017-04-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Court Theatre,   Sloane Square      SW1W 8AS
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The Kid Stays In The PictureThe Kid Stays In The PictureSimon McBurney, co-founder of award-winning theatre company Complicite, explores the rise and fall of legendary film producer Robert Evans from the 1960s to the 1980s against a backdrop of political and social upheaval in America.2017-03-07T19:30:00+00002017-04-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Court Theatre,   Sloane Square      SW1W 8AS
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Nuclear WarNuclear WarRoyal Court Associate Simon Stephens collaborates with director Imogen Knight on a meditation on desire, death and time.2017-04-19T19:45:00+01002017-05-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Court Theatre,   Sloane Square      SW1W 8AS
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The FerrymanThe FerrymanOlivier Award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth (Mojo, Jerusalem, The River) returns to the Royal Court with an emotionally wrought family drama set in 1981 rural Derry, where the Carney farmhouse's preparations for the annual harvest are interrupted by a visitor. Directed by Sam Mendes.2017-04-24T19:30:00+01002017-05-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Court Theatre,   Sloane Square      SW1W 8AS
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ManwatchingManwatchingA male comedian is given a script he has never seen before and reads it aloud for the first time in front of the audience, revealing the anonymous female author's funny, frank and occasionally explicit insights into heterosexual desire.2017-05-10T20:00:00+01002017-05-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Court Theatre,   Sloane Square      SW1W 8AS
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Royal Court Theatre,   Sloane Square      SW1W 8AS
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Royal Court Theatre,   Sloane Square      SW1W 8AS
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