Sunday, 20 September 2015


Danny Boyle directs Benedict Cumberbatch on the day of the original Children’s Monologues, November 2010


25 Oct

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Tickets: From £180

The Children’s Monologues dramatise the testimonies of young children growing up in Rammulotsi, a small rural township in the Free State province of South Africa. Invited to describe a day that made their soul happy or sad, The Children’s Monologues retell the true stories of young people expressing personal experiences in their own words.
Five years ago the original Monologues brought together an all-star cast for a night of unique and unmissable theatre. The 2015 anniversary gala will feature brand new writing and contributors, never to be seen again.
Oscar winning Director Danny Boyle returns to the Royal Court Theatre with Associate Director Gbolahan Obisesan.
Cast: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Alfie Allen, Zawe Ashton, Christopher Eccleston, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kit Harington, Josh Hartnett, Daniel Kaluuya, Rose Leslie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, James McAvoy, Sienna Miller. (Further casting updates to follow).
Contributing writers include: James Graham, Tanika Gupta MBE, Sir David Hare, Amy Jephta, Neil LaBute, Napo Masheane, Eliot Moleba, Mongiwekhaya, Jack Thorne, Laura Wade, Richard Warlow, Roy Williams OBE
Running time: approx two hours (incl. interval)
This performance includes adult content and language. Themes could include sexual violence and scenes of a disturbing nature.
All Gala proceeds benefit Dramatic Need, registered charity number 1119443.
For all enquiries, please contact
Dramatic Need is a creative arts charity helping vulnerable children in South Africa and Rwanda to build hope and self-belief in the face of conflict, trauma and hardship. The charity believes in use of the creative arts as a non-threatening way of addressing development issues and trauma in children. Working in rural communities, Dramatic Need volunteers use tools such as drama, art and film-making to encourage dialogue within the community on ‘taboo’ subjects such as HIV awareness, ethnic violence and gender disparity.

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