Playwright Michael Wynne has not had a flashy career, but from the moment his play The Knocky was produced at the Royal Court in 1995, when he was just 21, he has written quietly truthful and often sharply comic plays exploring life in contemporary Britain. His plays have been produced under four successive artistic directors at the Royal Court, which is quite an achievement, and his latest tells of three generations of one family who are all together in grandma’s house. But can home be a safe place in an increasingly unsafe and uncertain world?
“I do love some David Attenborough, but even he can be a bit of a miz bag now, always going on about climate change … You don’t want to think about the end of the world before you go to bed on a Sunday night.” Doreen and her two grown up daughters sit at the table – eating fish and chips, distracted by their phones. Upstairs, 17–year-old Megyn has locked herself in her grandmother’s bedroom and refuses to come out. And no one is entirely sure why… Michael Wynne’s dark comedy explores the safety of home and the different ways we cope in our increasingly uncertain world. Olivier and BAFTA Award-winning playwright, Michael Wynne returns to the Royal Court with his new play directed by Artistic Director, Vicky Featherstone. Post-show Talk Tue 18 July A Q&A with writer Michael Wynne. This event is free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.