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Royal Court Open day

The Royal Court is having an open day.

Click here to download the full Open House programme

They ask you to book in advance by calling 020 7565 5000. What follows is from its site:

Tours, 11.30am-12pm, 12-12.30pm, 12.30-1pm, 1-1.30pm FREE

Talk, Do You Remember The First Time? 12.15 – 1.45pm, The Site FREE

Playwright Simon Stephens, former Artistic Director Max Stafford-Clark, Richard Wilson and Lindsay Duncan share their stories about their own ‘firsts’ at the Royal Court.

Workshops

Technical Design, 11am – 12pm on THE PAIN AND THE ITCH, Jerwood Theatre Downstairs.
1.30pm – 2.30pm on ALASKA, Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.

Accompanied by a matinee ticket for a special price of £10.

Play On Words, 10.30am – 12pm, The Site, Suitable for ages 8 – 11 FREE

Led by Leo Butler, this workshop includes drama games, improvisation and other practical exercises designed to inspire children to write a short play.

Working With Masks, 2.30 – 4pm, 4.30 – 6pm, Rehearsal Room, FREE

Mask creator Roddy Maude-Roxby leads two interactive workshops in which participants get the chance to try on a variety of masks and play with their personas.

Directing The Pain and The Itch, 3.45 – 5.15pm, The Site, Dominic Cooke talks… £7.50

Directing Alaska 5.30 – 7pm, The Site, Maria Aberg leads a practical workshop £7.50

Masterclass

Directing New Writing

2 – 3.30pm, The Site, A rare opportunity to witness a Royal Court director lead actors through a demonstration of some rehearsal techniques. Led by Sacha Wares, Associate Director. £7.50

Drop-In Events

Performances in Promenade

11am – 5pm, Iconic scenes from Royal Court playwrights’ first plays make their impact on different spaces around the building. FREE

Mask Exhibition

11am – 2pm

An exhibition of Roddy Maude-Roxby’s exquisite masks which were first used in rehearsals in the 1950s by Royal Court founder George Devine. Roddy was an original member of the English Stage Company and also a founder member of the legendary mask and improvisation group Theatre Machine.

FREE

Sneaky Peak Tour

11.30am – 2pm

Weave your way through, under, around and over the stage on a rolling tour and discover what makes the Royal Court tick. See performances along the way and the backstage team in action. FREE

Street Theatre

11.30am-12pm, 1-1.30pm, 2.30-3pm. 4-4.30pm Stop, look, and listen at outdoor performances in Sloane Square. FREE

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    I'm a playwright and investment analyst. I have a broad range of interests: food, gardening, innovation & intellectual property, sustainability, architecture & design, writing and the arts. I sit on the board of Talawa Theatre Company and advise a CIS investment trust on socially responsible investments.

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    Recent plays include, for theatre: Nakamitsu, Yellow Gentlemen, Lost in Peru, Lemon Love. For radio: Places in Between (R4), Patent Breaking Life Saving (WS).

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