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RSC’s Cowbois heads to London


RSC’s Cowbois heads to London

The Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal Court Theatre this week announced the London transfer of Charlie Josephine’s rollicking queer western Cowbois

Due to popular demand, the play will run at the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre Downstairs between 11th January 2024 to the 10th February 2024. Co-directed by Charlie Josephine and Sean Holmes the full RSC cast return to their roles.

Charlie Josephine and Sean Holmes:

“We are thrilled to be bringing ‘Cowbois’ to the Royal Court. We’ve had the best time making it at the RSC, and are very grateful to the team for the joyful collaboration. Thank you also to the warm audiences in Stratford-upon-Avon, who’ve received it with open hearts and standing ovations. We’re really proud of this beautiful bunch of outlaws and excited to bring them to London.”

In a sleepy town in the Wild West, the women drift through their days like tumbleweed. Their husbands, swept up in the goldrush, have been missing for almost a year and show no sign of returning. In fact, the town is almost cut off from outsiders entirely, with only one drunken sheriff for protection. That is until handsome bandit Jack Cannon, a trans masc cowboy, swaggers up to the town’s saloon, inspiring a gender revolution.

Reprising their roles from the RSC the cast includes: Bridgette Amofah plays Mary; Lee Braithwaite plays Lucy/Lou; Shaun Dingwall plays Frank/Tommy; Michael Elcock  plays George; Colm Gormley plays John; Vinnie Heaven plays Jack; Paul Hunter plays Sheriff Roger Jones; Lucy McCormick plays Jayne; Sophie Melville plays Miss Lillian; Julian Moore-Cook plays James; Emma Pallant plays Sally-Ann and LJ Parkinson plays Charley Parkhurst.

The transfer of Cowbois marks the first of a series of announcements about the upcoming winter programme from the Royal Court, the final part of Vicky Featherstone’s decade at the theatre.

Tickets are now on sale.

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