VenueRoyal Court - Jerwood Theatre
Other spaces: Downstairs, Upstairs
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From11th January 2024
Opened17th January 2024
To10th February 2024
WhenMon-Sat 19:30. Jan 17 at 19:00. Thu, Sat Mats 14:30
What is currently on at Royal Court - Jerwood Theatre (V411)


No more petticoats! No more men! 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 swaggers up to the town's saloon, looking for a place to hide from the bounty hunters on his tail. Armed with whiskey and a wink, and a gun by their side for good measure, Jack's explosive arrival inspires a gender revolution, and starts a fire under the petticoat of every one of the town's repressed inhabitants.
Author Charlie Josephine

Archive :: production:T01710639622, play:S1511250557, venue:V411

Production details


Overall: 4.00
ma scaramanga (18Oct23): Watching this play yesterday and not knowing what to expect when it started, it seemed a little dull. However, it soon hotted up with a musical number and some strange dance moves from the lead character. Despite a rather slow middle section which became a little preachy, by the end I was thoroughly sold and came away feeling that I had seen a fun, quirky play with some great music which I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. The stand out characters who added some fantastic humour to the play were the sheriff, absolutely fabulously dressed by the end and Charley Parkhurst's baddy in another great outfit. Their comic timing was perfect. The Swan is such an intimate setting that all the raised eyebrows and glances that the actors knowingly shared with the audience, were seen and appreciated. 4

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Company Royal Shakespeare Company
Director Charlie Josephine
Director Sean Holmes
Design Grace Smart
Lighting Simeon Miller
Music Jim Fortune
Sound Mwen
Director Jennifer Jackson (movement)
Director Bethan Clark (fights / intimacy)
DramaturgRebecca Latham
Musical Director Gemma Storr
Director Prime Isaac (assistant)
Director Martin Poile (casting)
Director Charlie Metcalf (children's casting)
Performer Bridgette Amofah (Mary)
Performer Lee Braithwaite (Lucy / Lou)
Performer Shaun Dingwall (Frank / Tommy)
Performer Michael Elcock (George)
Performer Colm Gormley (John)
Performer Vinnie Heaven (Jack)
Performer Paul Hunter (Sheriff Roger Jones)
Performer Lucy McCormick (Jayne)
Performer Sophie Melville (Miss Lillian)
Performer Julian Moore-Cook (James)
Performer Emma Pallant (Sally Ann)
Performer LJ Parkinson (Charley Parkhurst)
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