Instructions for Correct Assembly at Royal Court Theatre tickets
Instructions for Correct Assembly at Royal Court Theatre tickets

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About the show

“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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 14+

Dates and times

Running time: TBC
Opened: 07 Apr 2018
Press night: 13 Apr 2018
Booking from: 18 May 2018
Booking until: 19 May 2018

Location and map

Royal Court Theatre
Sloane Square
London, SW1W 8AS

25 Reviews Add review

charlottewhite1 5"3, 76 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Excellent performances from all of the cast. An engaging play and I loved the staging with the boxes, cast and furniture coming and... More

leepeddie 176, 32 reviews, 0 helpful votes

louisemmitt 45 reviews, 0 helpful votes

An unusual play with an underlying 'what if?' theme. Great roles and portrayals. Quite unusual staging adds to the feel Of the show.... More

paulfootie 6'3", 96 reviews, 3 helpful votes

An interesting and entertaining show, a little bit of intelligent sci-fi, reminiscent of The Twilight Zone, with great performances,... More

lizcretten 5"9, 18 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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... More

minverow 5”8, 16 reviews, 0 helpful votes

An interesting and thought-provoking play with plenty of humour as well as moving moments. Very well acted!

londontheatrefan 5'4", 191 reviews, 5 helpful votes

A very creative, interesting and entertaining production. Equally funny and tragic. I enjoyed the performances and the very creative... More

ilanalindsey 5"1', 22 reviews, 0 helpful votes

In the beginning I found it somewhat stopped, then you go into history, a little sad but good play. The performances very well and... More

sergioAraujo 192 reviews, 2 helpful votes