About the show
Forge connections with new play Victory Condition at London’s Royal Court Theatre.
Victory Condition is an intriguing new play written by Chris Thorpe about the unknown connections linking inhabitants of the same city. Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director at Royal Court Theatre, directs the play.
In the South African city of Johannesburg, a thousand people take a sip of coffee at the same time. But whilst performing the same, simple task as each other, none of the individuals are aware that they form part of a group.
Through focusing on such everyday activities as having a hot drink simultaneously, Thorpe’s play considers what it means when everything appears to be happening at the same time.
Thorpe’s previous work includes Confirmation and The Iphigenia Quartet. Royal Court Theatre previously staged his play The Milk Of Human Kindness. Along with Victory Condition, Thorpe has recently written The Shape Of Pain. That piece is a solo show about chronic pain which premieres at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017.
Featherstone most recently directed What If Women Ruled The World at the Manchester International Festival. Her work for Royal Court Theatre includes Cyprus Avenue, X and also God Bless The Child.
Known as the ‘writers’ theatre’, the Royal Court dedicates itself to supporting and staging the best in contemporary plays. Victory Condition is produced as part of the theatre’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme, which is funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
Victory Condition is playing in rep with B by Guillermo Calderón, another new play at Royal Court Theatre this season.
Suitable for ages 14 and over.
Victory Condition runs from 5 – 21 October 2017 at the Royal Court Theatre.
Map & Location
The Royal Court Theatre & Jerwood Theatre
Sloane SquareChelseaSW1W 8AS