Carey Mulligan has been cast in the world premiere of Girls & Boys, written by Dennis Kelly and directed by Lyndsey Turner. Girls & Boys runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Thursday 8 February 2018 –Saturday 10 March 2018 with press performances on Wednesday 14 February at 7pm and Thursday 15 February at 7pm. Reviews are embargoed until 11.59pm on Thursday 15 February 2018.
With set design by Es Devlin, costume design by Jack Galloway, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick and sound design by Dave McSeveney.
“I met my husband in the queue to board an EasyJet flight and I have to say I took an instant dislike to the man.”
An unexpected meeting at an airport leads to an intense, passionate, head-over-heels relationship. Before long they begin to settle down, buy a house, juggle careers, have kids - theirs is an ordinary family. But then their world starts to unravel and things take a disturbing turn.
“I don’t remember exactly when things with us started to go properly wrong – I just remember suddenly finding myself in it.”
Girls & Boys marks the first collaboration between writer Dennis Kelly and director Lyndsey Turner.
Dennis Kelly (Writer)
For the Royal Court: The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas.
Other theatre includes: Matilda the Musical (RSC/West End); The Gods Weep (RSC/Hampstead); Orphans (Traverse/Birmingham Rep/Soho); DNA (National); Taking Care of Baby (Hampstead/Birmingham Rep); Love & Money (Royal Exchange, Manchester/Young Vic); Osama the Hero (Hampstead); After the End (Bush); Debris (503).
Television includes: Pulling, Utopia.
Film includes: Black Sea
Lyndsey Turner (Director)
For the Royal Court: Posh (& West End), Contractions, A Miracle, Our Private Life.
Other theatre includes: Saint George and the Dragon, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Edgar & Annabel (National); Faith Healer (Donmar); Hamlet (Barbican); Machinal (Broadway); The Treatment, Chimerica (Almeida)
Carey Mulligan (Woman)
For the Royal Court: The Seagull (& Broadway), Forty Winks.
Other theatre includes: Skylight (West End/Broadway); Through a Glass Darkly (New York Theater Workshop); The Hypochondriac (Almeida).
Television includes: My Boy Jack, Doctor Who, Northanger Abbey, The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, Waking the Dead, Agatha Christie’s Marple, Bleak House, Trial & Retribution.
Film includes: Wildlife, Mudbound, Suffragette, Far from the Madding Crowd, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby, Shame, Drive, Never Let Me Go, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Brothers, Public Enemies, An Education, The Greatest, When Did You Last See Your Father?, Pride & Prejudice.
Awards include: BAFTA Award for Best Actress (An Education)
Girls & Boys
By Dennis Kelly
Directed by Lyndsey Turner
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
Thursday 8 February 2018 – Saturday 10 March 2018
Monday – Saturday 8pm
Saturday matinees 2.30pm (from 17 February 2018)
Captioned Performance Wednesday 7 March 2018
Audio described Matinee Saturday 10 March touch tour at 1pm
Post Show Talk Big Idea: In Conversation with writer Dennis Kelly Wednesday 7 March 2018 with live speech-to-text
Press Night Wednesday 14 February 2018, 7pm & Thursday 15 February 2018, 7pm. Review embargo lifted 11.59pm Thursday 15 February 2018.
Standard Tickets £12 - £45 (Mondays all seats £12 available from 9am online on the day of performance).
Concessions* £5 off top two prices (available in advance for previews and all matinees)
Under 26s £15 (available across all performances for individual bookers, Bands B and C only)
Access £15 (plus a companion at the same rate)
*ID required. All discounts subject to availability.