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Rory Mullarkey’s new play at the Royal Court Theatre

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“Two bombs in one day is a foul coincidence”
“Don’t forget the lightning strike”

A normal day.

A person stands in the market square watching the world go by.

What happens next verges on the ridiculous.

There’s ice cream. Sunshine. Shops. Some dogs. A wedding. Bombs. Candles. Blood. Lightning. Sandwiches. Snipers. Looting. Gunshots. Babies. Actors. Azaleas. Famine. Fountains. Statues. Atrocities.

And tanks. (Probably).

Rory Mullarkey’s new play asks whether things really are getting worse. And if we care.


Rory returns to the Royal Court following his debut here with The Wolf from the Door in 2014In the same year, he was awarded the George Devine Award, the Pinter Commission, and the James Tait Black Prize for Drama.

Sam Pritchard’s previous work for the Royal Court includes Grimly Handsome and B.

Additional Information

Age restriction

Children under 14 will not be admitted.

Running time

1hr 40min (no interval)

Performance dates

12 July - 11 August 2018


Captioned performance: 31 July 2018. Audio described performance: 4 August 2018 at 2.30pm

Venue Information

Royal Court TheatreSloane Square, London, SW1 8AS

Customer Reviews

1 reviews1.0

Yonatan Sivan15th July

this was surely one of the worst theatre shows I have ever seen. totally idiotic plot, even though ocassionally funny. does not deserve to be shown in such a venue..