Unusual Unions, Royal Court Theatre

Five new short plays about the bonds we form with each other, performed in five unusual spaces around our building.

Participating writers include:

  • Frances Ya-Chu Cowig
  • Rachael De-lahay
  • Kieran Hurley
  • Rebecca Lenkiewicz
  • Tom Wells

Frances Ya-Chu Cowig’s credits include The World of Extreme Happiness at the National Theatre, which will also be produced in Autumn 2014 by the Goodman Theatre, Chicago and the Manhattan Theatre, New York, 410[Gone] and Lidless, which won the Yale Series Drama Award and a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival.

Rachel De-lahay’s credits include Routes, for which she won an Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright and her debut play at the Royal Court The Westbridge, which was awarded the Writers’ Guild Award for Best Theatre Play.

Kieran Hurley is an award-winning writer, performer, and theatre maker based in Glasgow whose work has been presented internationally and throughout the UK. His credits include Beats (awarded Best New Play at the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland), RantinHitch and a number of short mini-plays including London 2012: Glasgow and Belcoo, as part of the Royal Court’s Open Court festival.

Rebecca Lenkiewicz is an award-winning writer who, in 2008, was the first living female playwright to have her work produced on the Olivier Stage at the National Theatre. Recent stage plays include That Almost Unnameable LustThe PainterThe Turn of the Screw and An Enemy of The People. Rebecca’s screenplay Ida, co-written with Pawel Pawlikowksi, was recently awarded Best Film at the London, Warsaw and Gdynia Film Festivals as well as picking up multiple awards at international films festivals.

Tom Wells stage plays include Jumpers For GoalpostsCosmicJonesy The Kitchen Sink, which won a Critics Circle Award, SpacewangMe, As A PenguinAbout A Gothand Notes for First Time AstronautsBen & Lump, which Tom wrote as part of the Coming Up season (Touchpaper) was broadcast on Channel 4 in 2012.

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