Lela & Co.
Based on a true story, this is original theatre at its best
In the beginning was the mattress. Gradually, other little changes – more bolts on the front door; the gun; the locked cupboard. And she knew in her heart that change was bad. First-time Royal Court playwright Cordelia Lynn teams up with director Jude Christian to bring you the story of a young girl trapped in an increasingly tiny world. The Royal Court Theatre is the writers’ theatre. It is the leading force in world theatre for energetically cultivating writers – undiscovered, new and established. It opened on 8 May 1956 under Artistic Director George Devine who aimed to discover ‘hard-hitting, uncompromising writers’, and create a company that would challenge and stimulate British theatre. "Katie West plays Lela with a heartbreaking chattiness, pinning us with her open gaze as she leads us into the dark heart of the story." – Guardian "One of the most powerful 90 minutes I’ve spent in a theatre. Five stars.’’ – The Times Recommended for ages 14 and up. Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes without an interval. The Royal Court Theatre’s work often includes adult content and language. Themes could include sexual violence and scenes of a disturbing nature. There will be haze effect used during this performance. Latecomers will not be admitted. If booking multiple tickets please make sure to book from one YPlan account if you want to be seated together. You will be allocated the best available seats in the selected seating area. Please note that RV stands for Restricted View. These tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded (unless of course the performance is cancelled).
"A theatrical tour de force."