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Explore national divides in a comedic twist.

The year is 1554, the true Golden Age of English football. It’s the Allen Valley Whitsun Game, and men will die today.

This is the big game, and it’s been raging for hours. Percy and Rowan are out in the middle of nowhere, miles from the action, when a stranger joins them, a stranger with tidings that will blow their world apart.

Time passes. Night falls. The great chain of being collapses. And they’re losing the bloody football.

Written by Stewart Pringle and directed by Jack McNamara, The Bounds is a darkly comedic tale of national divides, folk horror and the end of the world as we know it.

Stewart talks to host Susan Wokoma about his writing process and the context of The Bounds in Season Seven of the Royal Court Theatre Playwright’s Podcast. You can find the episode here. 

Post Show Talk - Wednesday 19th June 7.45pm

The Bounds: Thursday 13 June - Saturday 13 July 2024

Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS

Access Performances

Captioned: Friday 5th July 7.45pm & Saturday 6th July 2pm

Relaxed Environment: Saturday 6th July 2pm

Tickets: The Bounds Tickets | London Theatre