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The Royal Court Theatre presents:
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                FREE OUTGOING
                By Anupama Chandrasekhar                              
                Direction Indhu Rubasingham                                     Web
                8 - 24 November 2007                                  

                Press Night Monday 12 November, 7pm                             The Jerwood Theatres
                                                                                at the Royal Court
FREE OUTGOING, by Indian playwright Anupama Chandrasekhar, will
open in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court on 12 November
2007, as part of the theatre’s Autumn International Playwrights season.

Directed by Indhu Rubasingham, the cast will include Lolita Chakrabarti
(John Gabriel Borkman (Donmar), Grimms Tales (Young Vic)) and
Shelley King (Man of Mode (NT), Nathan The Wise (Hampstead), Bezhti,            Artistic Director
                                                                                DOMINIC COOKE
(Birmingham Rep)). Full creative team is still to be announced.
                                                                                General Manager
                                                                                DIANE BORGER
Just one message. That's all it took for Deepa to be hated by the nation.
                                                                                Sir John Mortimer CBE QC
When a well-behaved Indian girl is filmed with a boy in her classroom, the
                                                                                Vice President
video clip spreads like a virus. Transmitted from person to person it infects   Dame Joan Plowright CBE

firstly the local community and then seemingly the entire country with a        Chair
burning moral outrage.                                                          Anthony Burton

                                                                                Vice Chair
                                                                                Graham Devlin
Set in the fiercely conservative Tamil region of southern India, Free
Outgoing sets the rampant technology of the modern world against the            Jennette Arnold
                                                                                Judy Daish
conservatism of a traditional society.                                          Sir David Green
                                                                                Joyce Hytner OBE
                                                                                Tamara Ingram
              Shelley King most recently appeared on the London stage           Stephen Jeffreys
                                                                                Phyllida Lloyd
              in The Man of Mode (National Theatre). Other stage roles          James Midgley
                                                                                Sophie Okonedo
              include Nathan The Wise (Hampstead), Bezhti (Birmingham           Anita Scott
                                                                                Katharine Viner
              Rep) and the original cast of Bombay Dreams (Really Useful        Stewart Wood
              Theatre). She also has numerous television and radio              Honorary Council
              credits to her name                                               Sir Richard Eyre CBE
                                                                                Alan Grieve CBE
                                                                                Martin Paisner CBE

              This is Lolita Chakrabarti’s first role at the Royal Court. Her
                                                                                The English Stage
              other stage credits include John Gabriel Borkman (Donmar),        Company Ltd
              Grimms Tales (Young Vic), Dragon (National Theatre) and           Registered Charity
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              Caste (BAC). She has also appeared in television’s Extras,        Company Registration
                                                                                No. 539332 (London)
              Waking The Dead, Bodies and The Last Detective.
Indhu Rubasingham’s previous work at the Royal Court Theatre includes
Sugar Mummies, Lift Off and Clubland. She also directed Tanika Gupta’s
Waiting Room (National Theatre), Fabulations (Tricycle) and Yellowman
(Liverpool Everyman/Hampstead Theatre).

Anupama Chandrasekhar is a Chennai-based playwright. She attended
the Royal Court Theatre International Residency for Young Playwrights on
a British Council-Charles Wallace Trust of India fellowship in 2000. Her
play Acid, developed at a workshop conducted by the Royal Court, British
Council and RAGE theatre group in Mumbai, premiered at the Writers’
Bloc Festival of New Writing at Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai in 2004. Acid
took second place in the Jane Chambers International Award in 2005. A
short commissioned play Kabaddi-Kabaddi was presented at the Royal
Court’s International Season and at the Human Rights Watch International
Film Festival in 2004. Another short play, Whiteout, commissioned as part
of the Royal Court’s 50th anniversary celebrations, was given a staged
reading in 2006 and aired on the BBC World Service. Other plays include:
Closer Apart (Chennai, 2003) and Anytime, Anywhere (Bangalore, 2004).

This is the British premiere of Free Outgoing.

The International Playwrights season is supported by the Genesis

Media partner

Listings Information
Free Outgoing
By Anupama Chandrasekhar
Direction Indhu Rubasingham
8 – 24 Nov 2007
Mon-Sat 7.45pm
Sat 3pm (from 17 Nov)
Press Night Mon 12 Nov, 7pm
terpreted Performance Fri 23 Nov, 7.45pm

Tickets £15
Mondays all seats £10
Concessions £10*
*ID required, not bookable online. Subject to availability.
‘3 for 2 offer’ – Buy tickets for two different shows in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, and
get a free ticket to a third
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Booking Information
020 7565 5000
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square
London SW1
Nearest Tube: Sloane Square
National Rail: Victoria

For further information please contact Stephen Pidcock in the Royal Court
Press Office on 020 7565 5063

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