by John Donnelly
Royal Court upstairs (2014)
Directed by John Tiffany
Lighting design by Chahine Yavroyan
Photography by Manuel Harlan
A tough and moving play about two footballers set in three hotel rooms over ten years. The set conflates basic football pitch elements with a generic hotel room; the changes in time and fortune expressed in pillow arrangement and thread count.
"That fine director John Tiffany steers a superbly acted production with the confidence of a man who knows he is on to a winner, and there are sleek, swish designs by Laura Hopkins."
The Daily Telegraph