Uncompromising, staggering and shocking, MOTORTOWN is a must-see piece of theatre causing controversy in a way not seen at the Royal Court Theatre since Sarah Kane’s Blasted first premiered in 1995.
‘AN ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE…’ The Guardian
‘DEPRAVED SNUFF THEATRE…’ The Daily Mail
‘EXCEPTIONAL, DISTURBING AND UTTERLY BELIEVABLE... VERY NOW AND VERY BRITISH’ Financial Times
Simon Stephens wrote MOTORTOWN in a creative frenzy over four days, starting on 6 July 2005, the day London won the Olympics. The next day the city was bombed.
His response to England today is MOTORTOWN.
‘ AN INSTANT MODERN CLASSIC’ Whatsonstage
‘A DISTURBING, DYSTOPIAN VISION OF ENGLAND, VERGING ON CATASTROPHE’ Evening Standard
‘DANIEL MAYS’ ENTHRALLING, ENIGMATIC DANNY’ Evening Standard
‘MOTORTOWN GETS UNDER YOUR SKIN. WILD AND HARROWING, STEPHENS TURNS THE MOOD ON A SIXPENCE FROM GASPS OF SHOCK TO UNEASY LAUGHTER’ Daily Telegraph