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    Instructions for Correct Assembly Tickets

    “Maybe turn down the ‘opinionated’ dial?”

    Writer Thomas Eccleshare makes his Royal Court debut with his latest play, Instructions for Correct Assembly, which plays a limited run as part of the venue’s 2018 season. A sharp take on technology, parenthood and genetic modification, the new production sees two adults give parenthood a second go.

    Hari and Max were not satisfied with their first attempt at parenthood, so they’ve decided to give it another go. This time, they’re equipped with a detailed construction manual and handy 30-day money back guarantee. As long as they follow the guidelines step by step, the pair are certain that their little one is going to be absolutely perfect.

    Casting for the production includes Michele Austin (The Seagull, To Kill a Mockingbird), Jason Barnett (Saint George & the Dragon), Mark Bonnar (The Duchess of Malfi), Jane Horrocks (King Lear), Shaniqua Okwok and Brian Vernel (The Seagull).

    Instructions for Correct Assembly is the newest play by emerging award-winning writer Thomas Eccleshare, whose writing includes Schtum, commissioned by Channel 4, and Heather, which toured the UK before a sold-out run at the Bush Theatre. The production is directed by Royal Court Associate Director Hamish Pirie, whose credits at the theatre include Goats, Violence and Son and Teh Internet is Serious Business.

    Further productions in the newly announced season include Rory Mullarkey’s Pity, Ear for Eye by Debbie Tucker Green and Mark Ravenhill’s The Cane. Instructions for Correct Assembly plays at the Royal Court Theatre from 7 April to 19 May 2018, with a press night on 13 April 2018.

    Performance dates: 18 May 2018 - 19 May 2018

    Running time: TBC

    Age recommendation: Recommended 14+

    Special notice: Those who enjoy new writing should visit this production, which touches on some very topical subjects. Fans of director Hamish Pirie’s previous works will recognise his signature style here.

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    Instructions for Correct Assembly seat view photos show what view you will get for your money. Unfortunately we do not have any seat views for this show.

    Latest Audience Reviews

    charlottewhite1 17 Mar 2019

    Excellent performances from all of the cast. An engaging play and I loved the staging with the bo... More

    leepeddie Top 200 reviewer12 May 2018

    Excellent performances from all of the cast. An engaging play and I loved the staging with the boxes, cast and furniture coming and going on the conveyor belts. Only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars was some of the actions the cast had to perform - jumping up and down on the stage, the “group hugs” felt a bit jarring to me and snapped me out of my involvement with the play and made me think of awkward, embarrassing drama school exercises. There was probably a valid dramatic meaning behind them, but I’m hard of thinking.

    leepeddie Top 200 reviewer12 May 2018
    louisemmitt 05 Oct 2018

    An unusual play with an underlying 'what if?' theme. Great roles and portrayals. Quite unusual st... More

    paulfootie 26 Apr 2018

    An unusual play with an underlying 'what if?' theme. Great roles and portrayals. Quite unusual staging adds to the feel Of the show. The production starts through a 'window' as in the picture below but this does move to reveal a larger set.

    paulfootie 26 Apr 2018

    An interesting and entertaining show, a little bit of intelligent sci-fi, reminiscent of The Twil... More

    lizcretten 02 May 2018

    An interesting and entertaining show, a little bit of intelligent sci-fi, reminiscent of The Twilight Zone, with great performances, plenty of humour and some meaty drama. Well worth catching.

    lizcretten 02 May 2018

    I found it a little hard to follow all the way through but picked it up towards the end. Good ent... More

    minverow 29 Apr 2018

    I found it a little hard to follow all the way through but picked it up towards the end. Good entertainment and funny in places while focusing on the storyline serious also. Enjoyable play and would see again.

    minverow 29 Apr 2018
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