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Anatomy of a suicide

“My mother always said to Live Big.
Live as much as I could.”

Three generations of women.

For each, the chaos of what has come before brings with it a painful legacy.

“I have Stayed. I have Stayed – I have Stayed for as long as I possibly can.”

Writer Alice Birch (Revolt. She said. Revolt again, We Want You To Watch), continues her collaboration with director Katie Mitchell (2071, Ten Billion, Cleansed) following Ophelias Zimmer earlier this year.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

‘Birch has crafted a rich, haunting, technically dazzling script’

Andrzej Lukowski | Time Out

★ ★ ★ ★

'This is a precise, cleverly staged and powerful drama supported by superb acting’

Ann Treneman | The Times

★ ★ ★ ★

'A sophisticated tapestry of generations and emotions'

Fiona Mountford | Evening Standard

★ ★ ★ ★ The Guardian

★ ★ ★ ★ The Telegraph

★ ★ ★ ★ The Financial Times

★ ★ ★ ★ The Independent

★ ★ ★ ★ The Stage

★ ★ ★ ★ WhatsOnStage

Suitable For Children

Age guidance: 14+

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Written by Alice Birch.

Cast includes:
Olivier Award-nominees Hattie Morahan and Kate O’Flynn.
Full cast: Gershwyn Eustache Jnr., Paul Hilton, Peter Hobday, Adelle Leonce, Sarah Malin, Jodie McNee, Hattie Morahan, Kate O’Flynn and Dickon Tyrrell 

When Can I Go

Sat 03 June - Sat 08 July 2017


Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS

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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. 

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Latest customer reviews

  • Mesmerising

    23 June 2017

    Amazing performances-very moving .. and fantastic staging .., I really thought it was s wonderful piece of theatre . Don't miss it !

    Maggie Chute Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Loved it! So powerful

    23 June 2017

    This is funny, hard hitting, thought provoking and a beautiful analysis of depression, drug addiction, loss, grief and the relationship between mother and daughter. I was left speechless.

    Dani Rizzo Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • A triumph of both form and content

    16 June 2017

    A really powerful play. The complex structure of multiple timelines playing out simultaneously is executed brilluantly and is the perfect form for the play's message.

    Sarah Wanendeya Confirmed ticket purchaser

Latest critic reviews

  • 12 June 2017

    "Birch, who has made her name in the theatre with the cry to arms Revolt, She Said, Revolt Again and on film with Lady Macbeth, writes plays that are almost poetry. Themes, words and sentences are repeated, in invocations that are almost ceremonial. "

    What's On Stage

  • 12 June 2017

    "Strikingly written and hauntingly performed collaboration between Alice Birch and Katie Mitchell"

    The Stage

  • 12 June 2017

    "Alice Birch's play about three generations of women is a fiercely uncompromising two hours"

    Evening Standard

  • 12 June 2017

    "Hattie Morahan mesmerises as Carol"

    The Independent