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Road

“I feel like England’s forcing the brain out me head.”

A Road, a wild night, a drunken tour guide, a journey to the gutter and the stars and back.

“Why’s the world so tough? It’s like walking through meat in high heels.”

Jim Cartwright‘s seminal play, gives expression to the inhabitants of an unnamed northern road in Eighties Britain.

“Road is coming round us”

This new production is directed by Royal Court Associate Director John Tiffany whose most recent work includes Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, and previous work for the Royal Court includes The Twits, Hope, Let the Right One In (& National Theatre of Scotland) and The Pass.

The most inspiring and exciting state-of-the-nation piece of the Eighties’ - The Independent

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Suitable For Children

Age guidance: 14+

When Can I Go

Fri 21 July - Sat 09 September 2017

Address

Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS

Where Do I Go

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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The Royal Court Theatre

Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS

Latest customer reviews

  • Good acting but disjointed content

    12 August 2017

    Had such great expectations of this play - but came out of the theatre depressed and confused.

    Lesley H Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • A dull and flat revival

    11 August 2017

    This product boasted an impeccable pedigree; a stellar cast, a talented director whose other works I greatly enjoyed, a classic 80's text that I'd hoped might conjure some parallels with contemporary, austerity Britain. I was excited about seeing skilled exponents like Faye Marsay, Michelle Fairley & Lemn Sissay bringing a new energy to a work I'd admired through Alan Clarke's sublime television version. Alas I found this highly acclaimed treatment to be a joyless slog; the 'audience interaction' segments were laboured and half-hearted, much of the ribald, bawdy night life scenes were strangely lifeless and pedestrian. Much of it was like a pantomime. I left early .

    Michael Sumsion Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Utter cracker

    11 August 2017

    This was easily one of the best three shows I've seen, ever. Every component of the show was done well. The final scene with Otis's try a little tenderness was incredible.

    Dominic Confirmed ticket purchaser

Latest critic reviews

  • "John Tiffany's revival does rich justice to a play that pins down the raucous despair of a community scarred by unemployment"

    The Guardian

  • "A hard, occasionally transcendent evening and also a gauntlet to modern playwrights"

    The Telegraph

  • "John Tiffany gives Jim Cartwright's working class classic a tough revival"

    Time Out

  • "A deeply tender revival of Jim Cartwright's vaunted 1986 play"

    The Arts Desk