Grimly Handsome

Royal Court

Grimly Handsome

06 Dec 2017 - 23 Dec 2017

£12.00 - N/A

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7 reviews

3.3 out of 5.0
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0 reviews

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Last night I woke up and found that I was not at home. And I was not wearing my own clothes. And then I wasn’t sure. Maybe they were my clothes, and I was someone else.

In an unnamed American city, two strangers sell Christmas trees on the sidewalk; two cops work to solve a killing spree; and a young woman finds herself transforming in ways she could never have imagined.

A darkly comic thriller exploring the margins of a city and the violent fantasies they inspire.

Obie Award-winning play, reimagined as a series of installations.


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“Perplexes and entices... Both comic and unnerving in equal measure,... unlike anything I have ever seen... Fine performances.”

Alistair Wilkinson (Broadway World)

“A gently immersive staging of Jarcho's baffling but brilliant three-hander... A darkly comic, playfully philosophical perplexer.”

Fergus Morgan (The Stage, What's On Stage)

“The multitasking performers... have fun in a medley of genres... The staging is thrilling... chilling and beautiful.”

Claire Armitstead (Guardian)

“Pretty out there... Short, very strange... A sort of school play on acid... Gleeful exercise in inventive strangeness.”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“Bizarre, a hallucinatory trip through the grubby, desolate margins of the city as mangled through popular culture... Fine cast.”

Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

“A layered and wilfully strange riff on the conventions of crime drama... a surreal vision of the modern city's feral hinterland.”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Strikingly inventive, but finally wearyingly fidgety... Intriguing... Bleakly comical... Then it gets stranger.”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

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