The Low Road

Mar 21-May 11

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Time Out says

'Jerusalem' was the Royal Court's biggest hit during Dominic Cooke's tenure, but Jez Butterworth's play was more the property of its director, previous Court boss Ian Rickson. Bruce Norris, perhaps, is a better call for the definitive Cooke playwright: 'The Pain and the Itch' was the first production he directed when he took over in 2007, and 2010's 'Clybourne Park' was a West End transfer smash. So it's fitting that the final Downstairs production of Cooke's tenure - and the final play he will direct as artistic director of the Court - will be scabrous American playwright Norris's 'fable of free market economics and cut-throat capitalism'. It sounds liek a provocative and engaged end to an often apolitical tenure.

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Downstairs Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS

Royal Court Theatre

A hard-hitting theatre in well-heeled Sloane Square, the Royal Court has always placed emphasis on new British talent - from John Osborne's 'Look...

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Transport Sloane Square 

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020 7565 5000

http://www.royalcourttheatre.com

Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Sat, Thu mats 2.30pm

£10-£28, £15-£23 concs

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