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WHAT IF IF ONLY

WHAT IF IF ONLY

ROYAL COURT THEATRE ANNOUNCE CAST FOR WHAT IF IF ONLY BY CARYL CHURCHILL, DIRECTED BY JAMES MACDONALD, RUNNING IN THE ROYAL COURT JERWOOD THEATRE DOWNSTAIRS WEDNESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2021 – SATURDAY 23 OCTOBER 2021


Linda Bassett and John Heffernan have been cast in Caryl Churchill’s new play What If If Only, which will be directed by James Macdonald. With set design by Miriam Buether, lighting design by Prema Mehta, sound design by Christopher Shutt and assistant direction from Grace Duggan.

What If If Only will run in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs from Wednesday 29 September 2021 – Saturday 23 October 2021, with press night on Friday 6 October 2021 at 6pm. Performances run Monday – Saturday at 6pm, plus Friday 8, 15 & 22 October 2021 at 10pm. The running time is 14 minutes.

“Make me happen” 

Your partner’s died, could things have been different?

Caryl Churchill’s recent work at the Royal Court includes Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp, Escaped Alone and Pigs and Dogs.

What If If Only will run in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs before Aleshea Harris’ play Is God Is (which runs from 7.30pm Friday 10 September 2021 – Saturday 23 October 2021), at 6pm from Wednesday 29 September 2021 – Saturday 23 October 2021 plus three performances after at 10pm on Friday 8, 15 & 22 October 2021.


What If If Only

Written by Caryl Churchill / Directed by James Macdonald

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

6pm from Wednesday 29 September 2021 – Saturday 23 October 2021 plus three performances after at 10pm on Friday 8, 15 & 22 October 2021.

Captioned Performances Wednesday 13 October 2021, 6pm; Wednesday 20 October 2021, 6pm
Audio Described Performance Saturday 23 October 2021, 6pm, Touch Tour at 5.30pm

Relaxed Environment Performance Saturday 16 October 2021, 6pm
Standard Tickets £6-£10 (Monday tickets £6)

Ticket offer: Watch alongside Is God Is by Alesha Harris: See What If If Only at 6pm (or 10pm on Fri 8, 15 & 22 Oct) and Is God Is at 7.30pm on the same evening and save. By booking for both productions in one transaction you’ll get tickets for What If If Only for £5.

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