Identity-shifting, mind-bending, hallucinatory road trip play
There's a long and dusty road from the Badlands to Graceland and the spirits of Elvis Presley and Theodore Roosevelt are riding along it. On this hallucinatory road trip they battle over the soul of Ann, a shy meat-processing plant worker. What kind of woman – or man – should Ann become? Set against the boundless blue skies of the Great Plains and on the endless American highway RoosevElvis is a stunning work about gender, appetite and the multitudes that we all contain. Once described as "Gertrude Stein meets MTV", The Team's work crashes American history and mythology into modern stories to illuminate the current moment. Vigorously original, The Team have an intimidating number of awards under their belt…miss this at your peril. 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 in 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. Neat, huh? "This glorious show is strong precisely because it focuses, at long last, on individuals. It fully, totally revels in King's gravelly, bourbon-soaked tones; it exploits to the last degree Sieh's titanic comic gifts." – Time Out New York "A stirring, absurd, and grandly human historical-cosplay road-trip fantasia…RoosevElvis stands as a big-hearted and affecting examination of that most American of faculties: imagining yourself as bigger, grander and more, no matter how little you might be." – Village Voice Suitable for ages 14 and over. Runtime: TBC. All ticket prices for RoosevElvis are inclusive of booking fees. YPlan will not charge you any additional amounts for your tickets. If booking multiple tickets from the YPlan app, please make sure to book from one account at the same time 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. West End theatre tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded (unless of course the performance is cancelled). All listed offers are subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.
"RoosevElvis is far too empathetic a play to lend itself to cold deconstruction…the company's most intimate work that I've seen, and also its warmest."