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Tim Crouch: Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation at the Royal Court Theatre

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Time 19:45
Date 03/09/19
Price £15

An unusual sounding new show from experimental theatre maker Tim Crouch, about a manipulative writer who claims his book predicts everything that has, and everything else that will ever happen.

Tuesday 03 - Sat 21 September, 19:45 / 15:00 matinees.

“You should all have a book.  Does everyone have a book? This book is part of the play.
In a minute, we’ll all open this book and we’ll invite you to turn the pages.”

The writer manipulates a group of people to sit together and believe in something that isn’t true. The book he’s written predicts it all: the equations, the black hole and all the words we’ll speak until the end.

On this last day, at this last hour, a defector finds her voice and returns.

In this new play, presented through stage action and illustrated text, audience and actors turn the book’s pages together, they study the images and they sometimes share the words out loud.

Directed by Karl James and Andy Smith with illustration by Rachana Jadhav.

Tim Crouch is an experimental theatre maker who invites audiences to be active in the worlds his plays create. He returns to the Royal Court following The Author (2009) and Adler & Gibb (2014). His other plays include My Arm, ENGLAND, An Oak Tree and Beginners.

The Big Idea: Post-Show Talk | Wed 11 Sep
A Post-Show talk with Tim Crouch. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.

“Crouch has built a name for himself as one of British drama’s great innovators, with plays that have disturbed and challenged the passive theatrical experience.” - The Independent

COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Tim Crouch: Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation at the Royal Court Theatre at 19:45 on Friday 06 September. To enter the competition, send an email to vienna@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: Out of the following, which planet is not a terrestrial planet?
A: .1) Mercury .2) Venus .3) Neptune .4) Mars