Girls and Boys

Royal Court

Girls and Boys

08 Feb 2018 - 17 Mar 2018

£12.00 - N/A

Pro reviewers rating
15 reviews

4.1 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

An unexpected meeting at an airport leads to an intense, passionate, head-over-heels relationship. Before long they begin to settle down, buy a house, juggle careers, have kids – theirs is an ordinary family. But then their world starts to unravel and things take a disturbing turn...

Ages 14+

Three new matinees have been added to the sold out run.


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“A staggering tour-de-force from Mulligan... terrifically engaging... brings every facet to twinkling life... So very human.”

Marianka Swain (Broadway World, Arts Desk)

“As the story hurries to its ferocious conclusion you feel that Kelly has a full understanding of the human heart... Perfection.”

Aleks Sierz (Arts Desk, The Stage)

“Substantial, enthralling and demanding... Mulligan, 32, is a phenomenal talent... a born storyteller... spot-on comic timing.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“Sharply directed... Grips with its gradual accumulation of uncertainty and disquiet... Mulligan is tremendous. Taut and poised.”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“Deeply unsettling yet spellbinding new play... Mulligan: ferocious concentration and harrowing anguish and intensity.”

Mark Shenton (The Stage, London Theatre, Express)

“Takes us on an extraordinary journey... Mulligan is superb... The energy and vividness of the writing never let up... Remarkable”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Tragic, emotionally pulverising... Mulligan gives a tour-de-force performance... Feels aggressively, astonishingly new.”

Adam Bloodworth (Metro)

“An extraordinary performance... a charismatic stage actress... full of understanding... she creates a fully-rounded character,”

Sarah Crompton (What's On Stage, Guardian)

“Violence runs through Kelly’s monologue — delivered here with blazing intensity by Mulligan — like a tripwire... Haunts you.”

Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

“Kelly’s new play is a perfect vehicle for [Mulligan's] compelling mix of composure, nervy energy and deadpan wit.”

Alice Saville (Time Out, Independent)

“Mulligan: transfixing... arresting gift for making a throwaway line devastating... makes the audience hold its breath. ”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Mulligan deserves the highest praise for the control and variety she brings to such a harrowing part.”

Michael Arditti (Express)

“Mulligan gives a calculatedly blank performance in Kelly’s queasy new play.”

Tim Bano (The Stage, Time Out)

“Mulligan: consummate skill... a joy... brilliant at engaging with the audience and charting the gradations of the relationship.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Oddly structured and not entirely convincing... An elegant production... Mulligan lends deceptively casual aplomb to her stories”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

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