Bad Roads

Royal Court

Bad Roads

15 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017

£12.00 - N/A

Pro reviewers rating
9 reviews

3.3 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

I spend the night in an officer’s barracks, where no woman has ever set foot.

In the darkest recesses of Ukraine, a war is raging.A journalist takes a research trip to the front line.
Teenage girls wait for soldiers on benches.
A medic mourns her lover killed in action.

Heart-breaking, powerful and bitterly comic accounts of what it is  to be a woman in wartime.

Ages 14+


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“Shattering... Takes a while to get going, but escalates into something frightening, excruciating and abhorrent.”

Tim Bano (The Stage, Time Out)

“Hugely rewarding... Steadily grows more complex and compelling... An all-too-vivid vision of what it is to be a woman in wartime”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

“Savage... Vivid vignettes that swing queasily between matter-of-fact horror and bitter comedy... Brilliantly acted.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Savage... Its patchwork of stories and images creates a powerful, occasionally indelible, picture of contemporary warfare.”

Aleks Sierz (Arts Desk, The Stage)

“A powerful reminder... Captures the collateral damage suffered by women... Sharply acted... A Ukrainian Sarah Kane.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Dickie: commanding... Disturbing, darkly violent... Too slippery a play to land with its full weight.”

Daisy Bowie-Sell (What's On Stage, Time Out, Telegraph)

“Some sections are, inevitably, stronger than others... We are made inescapably aware of the brutalising impact of war.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Pretty weird... At its best... a kind of ‘Heart of Darkness’ quality... Opens strongly, with a blackly funny narrative monologue”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“The lack of structure prevents the play from flexing its dramatic muscles... Stranded in its own self-imposed darkness. ”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

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