Royal Court

The Royal Court season.
July - August 2009

  • Daily Mail, thelondonpaper, Daily Telegraph
  • Daily Express, Evening Standard, Financial Times, Guardian, Independent, LondonLite, Metro, The Times, Time Out,
  • 'This one you have to see' The Independent
  • Mark Rylance has a magical gift that elevates him above all the competition and puts him on a par with acting legends Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson and Alec Guinness.' Daily Telegraph
  • 'Bold, ebullient and hilarious' The Times
  • A play blessed with what I suspect will prove an award-winning performance by the great Mark Rylance' The Daily Telegraph
  • 'A star role momentously played by Mark Rylance.' The Guardian
  • 'Jez Butterworth's gorgeous, expansive new play keeps coming at its audience in unpredictable gusts, rolling from comic to furious, from winsome to bawdy.'The Observer
  • 'Jez Butterworth's new play is a wonderful, rollicking, dark comedy about contemporary life in rural England.' Financial Times
  • 'In Johnny Byron, Butterworth has created a thrilling role. Rylance‚Äôs is an astonishing performance, which confirms that he is one of our finest stage actors.' The Evening Standard
  • 'An invigorating, yelping, defiant portrait of 21st century shires England.' Daily Mail
  • 'Startlingly brilliant new play is a tragic and hilarious vision of life in an English country community.' The London Paper
  • 'Rylance's comic timing is a delight. Rylance also has startling tenderness, and volcanic rage.' The Independent On Sunday
  • 'This is a production which you will find very hard to evict from your imagination.' Time Out