2 Dec – 14 Jan
Sophie Okonedo and Ben Daniels in Joe Penhall's Haunted Child

Royal Court's Haunted Child - Sophie Okonedo (Julie) image credit Johan Persson
Royal Court's Haunted Child - Sophie Okonedo (Julie) image credit Johan Persson

Sophie Okonedo and Ben Daniels will appear on stage as husband and wife in a new play by Joe Penhall, Haunted Child in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court Theatre. Haunted Child will be directed by Jeremy Herrin, designed by Bunny Christie, with lighting by Jean Kalman and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph and original music by Stephen Warbeck.

‘We thought you were dead. In many ways, this is worse.’
A small boy is driving his mother to distraction - waking at night, hearing phantom noises and fixating on his absent father. When he glimpses a figure prowling the house at night, a shadow is cast which gradually strips away his childhood certainties.

This chilling and unsettling play asks demanding questions about the things we believe and their consequences.

Info: Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS | www.royalcourttheatre.com



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