Circle Mirror Transformation
by Annie Baker, featuring Toby Jones and Imelda Staunton.
Five lost people come together at a community centre class to try and find some meaning in their lives.
Over six tangled weeks their lives become knotted together in this tender and funny play.
‘Absorbing, unblinking and sharply funny.’ New York Times
Circle Mirror Transformation won the 2010 Obie Award for Best New Play and was voted one of the top ten plays of 2009 by the New York Times, Time Out and the New Yorker.
Annie Baker’s credits include The Aliens, which opened at the Bush Theatre in 2010, starring Ralph Little and MacKenzie Crook, and won Obie Award for Best New American Play at its premiere at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre.
James Macdonald directs. His previous credits at the Royal Court include Love and Information, Cock, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You, Dying City, Fewer Emergencies, Lucky Dog, Blood, Blasted, 4.48 Psychosis (including European/US tours).
Age guidance 14+
The Royal Court Theatre
As Britain’s leading national company dedicated to new work, the Royal Court Theatre produces new plays of the highest quality, working with writers from all backgrounds, and asking questions about who we are and the world in which we live. Since its foundation in 1956, the Royal Court has presented premieres by almost every leading contemporary British playwright, from John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger to Caryl Churchill’s A Number and Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll.
As part of The Mill Co. Project programme of events, The Royal Court are holding two community focused workshops, one on acting and one on scriptwriting with two of the Royal Courts directors and will be aimed at the local young people of De Beauvoir.
Acting workshop: 13/07/2013 & 03/08/2013
Join Assistant Director Ned Bennett for this exciting theatre workshop where you will gain an insight into acting, devising and drama. The workshop will explore character and presence and promote an ethos for rehearsal which encourages spontaneity and detail in performance. Techniques explored will examine how the actor can create a rich inner life for their character and complexity within onstage relationships.
No experience necessary.
Playwriting at Theatrelocal
With advice from a leading playwright, this is a hands-on opportunity to tell the stories you want to tell and start writing your own play. The groups are open, free and no previous playwriting experience is needed. Come along and tell your story.
We also have FREE tickets for members of the local community of De Beauvoir, if you’d like a pair for the preview performance on July 6th or 18th, please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name, address and postcode.