THE RITUAL SLAUGHTER OF GORGE MASTROMAS
by Dennis Kelly
Royal Court, London. Through October 19, 2013
If you could lie without flinching, corrupt without caring and succeed at all costs – how far could you go…how much could you make?
From the early promise of the 70s through to unrelenting capitalism of the 80s and 90s, follow Gorge on the journey from innocence to savage greed and knotted honesty, as he invents three golden rule for success, whatever the cost.
An electrifying dark tale.
The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas is Dennis Kelly’s Royal Court Theatre debut. His recent credits include the RSC production of Matilda the Musical, which won Olivier, Evening Standard, Critics Circle Awards and transferred to the West End and Broadway, where he won a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. Other credits includes The Gods Weep for the RSC at Hampstead Theatre, Orphans, at the Traverse Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before transferring to the Birmingham Rep and Soho Theatre, My Teacher’s A Troll at National Theatre of Scotland, After the End at the Bush and on tour, Love and Money at Royal Exchange, Manchester and Young Vic andTaking Care of Baby at Hampstead Theatre. On television, he wrote Pulling on BBC 3 and most recently the six part original drama Utopia on Channel 4.
Artistic Director of the Royal Court Vicky Featherstone directs. The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas will be the first full production that she will direct in her first season at the helm. She will also direct Abi Morgan’s The Mistress Contract in 2014.
September 12, 2013: The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas - Review ★★★★☆ —The Guardian
"A City suit sells his soul in this enjoyable if slightly unsubtle morality tale by Matilda the Musical's Dennis Kelly "
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