Royal Court


25 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017

£12.00 - N/A

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There is an instinctive revulsion against taking a human life. And that revulsion can be conquered.

A controversial new gaming experience is inspiring a generation. Players are rewarded for torturing victims, scoring points for “creativity”.

But Killology isn’t sick. In fact it’s marketed by its millionaire creator as a deeply moral experience. Because yes, you can live out your darkest fantasies, but you don’t escape their consequences.

Out on the streets, not everybody agrees with him.

Ages 14+


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“Heartbreaking, painful... Pitch-perfect, exquisitely performed... Open wound of a play – raw and sore – but full of compassion.”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

“Intelligent new play unpicks a destructive father-son relationships with precision and empathy.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Another quality piece of theatre... Mylan: superb... Young: assured... O'Riordan controls the action with a deft hand.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“The performances are piercingly precise, with Richard Mylan’s Paul especially compelling.”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Faced-paced, deeply troubling... Owen writes remarkably as ever, with exquisite tenderness and seductive savagery.”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“What Owen’s writing does is place its hand right inside your chest and grip your heart, ventricle by ventricle.”

Aleks Sierz (Arts Desk, The Stage)

“Heartbreakingly eloquent... Young is devastatingly good... Gleeson is gut-wrenching... Strongly recommended.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Sion Daniel Young totally compelling as a damaged boy whose mouth slides around his face like a butterfly trying to escape a net”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“And the performances are superb... Mylan horribly compelling as the repugnant, yet fundamentally insecure Paul. ”

Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

“Somewhat voyeuristic... O'Riordan directs a taut production demanding we face the reality of our capacity for violence.”

Patrick Marmion (Time Out, Daily Mail)

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