Following Posh and prior to Constellations, The Royal Court Theatre Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group present Jumpy by April De Angelis. Nina Raine directs this frank and funny family drama.
As previously announced, Tamsin Greig returns to star as Hilary, the part for which she won universal acclaim at the Royal Court. Doon Mackichan will also return to play her best friend, Frances.
Tamsin Greig’s other recent theatre credits include The Little Dog Laughed, for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award; and Gethsemane (National Theatre). She played Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing at the RSC for which she won Olivier and Critics’ Circle Awards. Her TV credits include Episodes, Friday Night Dinner, Black Books, Green Wing and the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma.
Doon’s other recent theatre credits include The Government Inspector (Young Vic); and Boeing Boeing (West End). She is well known for her comedy work; she co-wrote and performed in the double Emmy Award-winning Smack the Pony (Channel 4). Her other comedy work includes Chris Morris’ The Day Today; and Brass Eye and Knowing Me, Knowing You With Alan Partridge.
A number of other cast members are reprising their roles from the original Royal Court producton: Seline Hizli (House of Bernarda Alba at the Almeida, Land Girls and The Appropriate Adult for TV), Richard Lintern (His Girl Friday at the National and Dial M for Murder at West Yorkshire Playhouse), James Musgrave (Wanderlust at the Royal Court which earnt him an Evening Standard Award nomination for Best Newcomer and for TV, Any Human Heart), Bel Powley (Tusk Tusk - Evening Standard Award nomination for Best Newcomer – Arcadia on Broadway), Ewan Stewart (Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe, Beautiful Burnout for The National Theatre of Scotland).
They are joined by Ben Lloyd-Hughes (The Way of the World at Sheffield Crucible and TV includes The Hour), and Amanda Root (Persuasion for BBC, extensive work for RSC including Macbeth and Troilus and Cressida and The Norman Conquests at the Old Vic).
‘You’re having some kind of crisis.’ ‘It’s called being 50. You must be having it too.’
A mother, a wife, and fifty, Hilary once protested at Greenham. Now her protests tend to focus on persuading her teenage daughter to go out fully clothed.
The Royal Court is a leading force in world theatre, finding and producing new plays that are original, contemporary and challenging. This summer the Royal Court is simultaneously producing work at its home in Sloane Square, in the West End, in New York (with an off Broadway production of Cock by Mike Bartlett) and in Peckham with its latest Theatre Local season.
Performances: Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm. Saturday and Wednesday matinees at 2.30pm Ticket prices: £15-£52.50. 20 best price seats at £10 each, available in person only, at the box office from 10am on the day of the performance. Concessions and group discounts apply (Students £25 on Wednesday matinees / Seniors £32.50 Monday to Thursday in advance, £29.50 on the door). See website for full details. Access Performances: Audio-Described: Saturday 6th October 2.30pm Captioned: Tuesday 16th October 7.30pm
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