The Royal Court Theatre Presents: 'Birthday' by Joe Penhall





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Published on Jun 18, 2012

Drew Cox, video director and my website www.drewcox.co.uk

Birthday by Joe Penhall at the Royal Court Theatre, London, from 22 June - 4 August. Cast includes Louise Brealey, Lisa Dillon, Llewella Gideon and Stephen Mangan. Roger Michell directs. Tickets £28, £20, £12. To Book 020 7565 5000 www.royalcourttheatre.com

Lisa and Ed are having another baby. Determined to do things differently this time, it's proving a bumpy ride. This is a whole new birth plan.

Joe Penhall's latest play Haunted Child will open at the Royal Court in December. Previous plays at the Royal Court include his debut Some Voices, which won him the John Whiting Award and which he later adapted for film, premiering at Cannes in 2000 and Dumb Show in 2004. His other credits include Blue/Orange at the National Theatre, which transferred to the West End and for which he received Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Awards and Landscape with Weapon at the National Theatre. For film, he most recently adapted The Road by Cormac McCarthy. He also wrote the screenplay for Enduring Love and wrote the BBC 2 detective series Moses Jones.

Roger Michell directs. He most recently directed Nina Raine's Tribes here in 2010. He started his career here in 1978 as Assistant Director to John Osborne and Samuel Beckett. His recent credits include_ Rope_ at the Almeida, Female of the Species in the West End, Betrayal and Old Times at the Donmar Warehouse, Landscape with Weapon, Honour, Blue/Orange, The Homecoming, Under Milk Wood and The Coup at the National Theatre and My Night With Reg at the Royal Court. His television credits include Omnibus, Persuasion, The Buddha of Suburbia, Downtown Lagos and his films include Morning Glory, Venus, Enduring Love, Changing Lanes and Notting Hill.


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