London’s ‘coolest theatre’ continues to challenge and entertain
By Kim Kerr-Dearsley
Heralded by the New York Times as “The most important theatre in Europe” and by Harpers & Queen as “London’s coolest theatre”, the Royal Court Theatre in Chelsea's Sloane Square is a must-visit for lovers of the stage.
Widely regarded as a writers’ theatre, the Royal Court has played a role in the careers of numerous great playwrights, a tradition that started in 1956 with the premier of John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger. Said to have marked a turning point in British drama, the company’s production of Osborne’s play set the stage for the cultivation and supporting of countless other emerging and established writers.
Britain’s first national theatre company continues to challenge and entertain both audiences and critics, attracting upwards of 120,000 theatregoers annually, ensuring its place as one of the top things to do in Chelsea.