NEWS: Casting Announced for Grimly Handsome at the Royal Court Theatre

Playing at the theatre from the 6th December, casting has been announced for Grimly Handsome created by Sam Pritchard and Chloe Lamford. 


“Last night I woke up and found that I was not at home. And I was not wearing my own clothes. And then I wasn’t sure. Maybe they were my clothes, and I was someone else.”

In an unnamed American city, two strangers sell Christmas trees on the sidewalk; two cops work to solve a killing spree; and a young woman finds herself transforming in ways she could never have imagined.

A darkly comic thriller exploring the margins of a city and the violent fantasies they inspire.

Julia Jarcho’s Obie Award-winning play is reimagined as a series of installations inside The Site, a new space at the Royal Court, created by Sam Pritchard and Chloe Lamford.

It has been announced that Alex Austin, Alex Beckett and Amaka Okafor have been cast in the production, which will play at the Royal Court Theatre from the 6th December until the 23rd December.

Alex Austin’s previous credits include Primetime 2017, Yen, Pigeons for the Royal Court Theatre, Thebes Land (Arcola); Fury (Soho) and  Barbarians (Young Vic).

Alex Beckett has previously appeared in Pygmalion (Headlong); Blue Heart (Orange Tree/Tobacco Factory); Edward II (National); Praxis Makes Perfect (National Theatre Wales) and Here (Rose Kingston).

Amaka Okafor’s stage credits include:  It’s All Made Up, The Space Between (The Site), I See You for the Royal Court Theatre as well as Saint George & the Dragon and Peter Pan (National).

Grimly Handsome will play at the Royal Court Theatre from the 6th until the 23rd December. For more information visit:



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