Royal Court


21 Oct 2015 - 14 Nov 2015

£10.00 - £25.00

Pro reviewers rating
9 reviews

3.1 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

5.0 out of 5.0

On a hallucinatory road trip from the Badlands to Graceland, the spirits of Elvis Presley and Theodore Roosevelt battle over the soul of Ann, a painfully shy meat-processing plant worker, and what kind of man or woman Ann should become.

A new work about gender, appetite, and the multitudes we contain, set against the boundless blue skies of the Great Plains and endless American highway.

A devised show from Brooklyn-based ensemble Team


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“Certain men inherit the earth. The meek, like Ann, get nothing... One of the best portraits of depression I've ever seen. ”

Matt Trueman (What's On Stage, Time Out)

“Exhilaratingly bumpy ride into the myth-making landscape of America, seen through the prism of masculinity... Winning ebullience”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

“At its best, combines witty cultural literacy with a tender intimacy... Two performances of enormous conviction. ”

Claire Allfree (Metro, Telegraph)

“Has a hallucinatory quality. Delightful moments... Profusion of ideas can swamp the piece’s essential big-heartedness. ”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Idea-packed two-hander exploring gender and American iconography. ”

Natasha Tripney (The Stage, Time Out)

“Two brilliant comic performances, born from rigorous research and intense acts of gender-bending empathy. ”

Time Out (Other reviewers)

“What begins by looking as if it will be as laboriously larky as a student skit ends by touching softer, more troubling notes. ”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“Theatre for the selfie generation... The laborious whimsy wears thin, and there’s a a skill deficit. ”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“At the heart of this play is a great idea about what it means to be a man in America... It doesn’t hang together. ”

Ann Treneman (Times)

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