Casting has been confirmed for the world premiere of Rory Mullarkey’s Pity, playing at the Royal Court Theatre from the 12th July. 


A normal day.A person stands in the market square watching the world go by. What happens next verges on the ridiculous.

There’s ice cream. Sunshine. Shops. Some dogs. A wedding. Bombs. Candles. Blood. Lightning. Sandwiches. Snipers. Looting. Gunshots. Babies. Actors. Azaleas. Famine. Fountains. Statues. Atrocities.

And tanks. (Probably).

Directed by Royal Court Associate Director (International) Sam Pritchard, Rory Mullarkey’s new play asks if things are getting worse and if we care.

The cast for the production is set to include: Paul Bentall, Sandy Grierson, Helena Lymbery, Sophia Di Martino, Siobhan McSweeney, Francesca Mills, Abraham Popoola, Paul G Raymond and Dorian Simpson as well as members of the  Fulham Brass Band.

The production is designed by Royal Court Associate Designer Chloe Lamford, with costume design by Annemarie Woods, lighting design by Anna Watson, composition by Tom Deering, sound design by Pete Malkin and movement direction by Sasha Milavic Davies.

Pity will play at the Royal Court Theatre from the 12th July until the 11th August. For more information visit: