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Gundog - Royal Court Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

GUNDOG, by Simon Longman, runs at the Royal Court (Jerwood Theatre Upstairs) from Wednesday, January 31 to Saturday, March 10, 2018.

Land beneath our feet. Got all our blood inside it hasn’t it? All that time. Belongs to us.

On a farm in the middle of nowhere, sisters Becky and Anna try to hold their family together after the death of their mother. Time is always moving somewhere – but here it’s very quiet.

When they discover a stranger wandering aimlessly across the land, the three establish an unlikely partnership in their determination to survive.

Gundog is directed by Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone and is performed by Alex Austin (Grimly Handsome, Thebes Land), Rochenda Sandall (The Nap, Pomona), Alec Secareanu (Fight Club, God’s Own Country), Alan Williams (Under The Whaleback, Mary Stuart) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Bad Roads, X).

Writer Simon Longman, who makes his debut at the Royal Court with Gundog, took part in the Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writer’s Programme in 2013 and has since won the Channel 4 Playwright’s Scheme. His produced work includes White Sky (Royal Court/RWCMD) and Sparks (Old Red Lion).

Gundog is designed by Chloe Lamford, with lighting by Lee Curran, music by Matthew Herbert and sound by Peter Rice.

Gundog is suitable for ages 14+.

Also at the Royal Court: Dennis Kelly’s Girls & Boys, starring Carey Mulligan (February 8 to March 17, 2018).