The cast includes Michelle Fairley (The Weir – West End and Broadway, Dancing at Lughnasa – Old Vic), Mark Hadfield ( The Libertine – West End and Bath, The Painkiller– West End), Faye Marsay (TV- Bancroft, Game Of Thrones), Mike Noble (The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time – National, Game – Almeida), Dan Parr (Romeo and Juliet, Kes – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Hamlet – Barbican) Lemn Sissay (The Report – Royal Court, Refugee Boy – West Yorkshire Playhouse), June Watson (Escaped Alone – Royal Court and New York, The Cripple of Inishman – West End and Broadway), Liz White (The One With The Oven – Royal Court, Electra – Old Vic) and Shane Zaza (Hang and Oxford Street – Royal Court, Behind The Beautiful Flowers – National Theatre).
Jim Cartwright’s game-changing play Road opened at the Royal Court in 1986. Set in a working class area of Lancashire whilst Margaret Thatcher was in power, the play looks at the desperation in people’s lives through drama and humour. Set on a road on a busy night, the audience gets an insight into the characters lives by delving into the houses on the street.
This new production of Road will be directed by Royal Court Associate Director John Tiffany with design by Chloe Lamford, lighting by Lee Curran, sound by Gareth Fry and movement by Jonathan Watkins.