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Royal Court on Screen at Picturehouse Central


We’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Royal Court Theatre to bring you a season of gala screenings to celebrate how the Royal Court Theatre, the home of new writing, has influenced British cinema throughout the decades.

 Tickets for Royal Court on Screen are now on sale to Picturehouse Members and Royal Court Friends and to the general public on Tuesday 23 February at 12 noon.

Royal Court On Screen will see a season of films that were originally Royal Court Theatre productions presented at Picturehouse Central, Piccadilly followed by exclusive post-screening events.

Look Back in Anger (15) by John Osborne (1959) + Q&A 15 Monday 11 April 19:00 Post-screening Q&A with Jane Asher and Anthony Page chaired by Mark Lawson


Rocky Horror Picture Show (15) by Richard O’Brien (1974), Thursday 12 May 19:00 Post-screening party hosted by DJ and cabaret-burlesque artist Pi The Mime


 The Libertine (18) by Stephen Jeffreys (2004) + Q&A 18 Tuesday 16 Aug 19:00 Post-screening Q&A with Stephen Jeffreys and John Malkovich


Rita, Sue and Bob Too (18) by Andrea Dunbar (1987) + Q&A Thursday 8 Sept 19:00 Post-screening Q&A with Lesley Manville, Lesley Sharp and Max Stafford-Clark chaired by BBC Film critic Danny Leigh.


 Gone Too Far Gone Too Far! (15) by Bola Agbaje (2013) + Q&A Thu 13 Oct 19:00  Post-screening Q&A with playwright Bola Agbaje.


Commenting on the season Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone said;

 “The Royal Court has fed and influenced British cinema throughout the decades from key directors such as Lyndsey Anderson, Danny Boyle, Stephen Daldry, Tony Richardson and Anthony Page, to many writers, including Martin McDonagh, David Hare, Stephen Jeffreys, Joe Penhall, Jez Butterworth, Bola Agbaje, debbie tucker green [sic] and Lucy Prebble. 

As part of our 60th celebrations we are thrilled to be partnering with Picturehouse Cinemas on a series of gala screenings of landmark films that began life on stage at the Royal Court theatre.”

Clare Binns, Programming & Acquisitions Director at Picturehouse Cinemas added;

“I am delighted to work with the team at the Royal Court to deliver a really fun and refreshing line up of films and Q&A events. Some of these films stand out as classics, others are little gems that we are delighted to be giving a second life to, and, combined with a splendid range of in-person talent, this promises to be a really great celebration of one of the most exciting theatres we have in the UK. A coup for our beloved Central.”

All tickets include a complimentary Sipsmith gin and Fever-Tree tonic and access to the Picturehouse Central Members Bar.

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Royal Court on Screen is in association with Picturehouse Cinemas and sponsored by AlixPartners.



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