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Carey Mulligan to star in Dennis Kelly's Girls & Boys at the Royal Court

Carey Mulligan in An Education

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

CAREY Mulligan will star in Dennis Kelly’s Girls & Boys, which runs at the Royal Court Theatre (Jerwood Theatre Downstairs) from Thursday, February 8 to Saturday, March 17, 2018.

I met my husband in the queue to board an easyJet flight and I have to say I took an instant dislike to the man.

An unexpected meeting at an airport leads to an intense, passionate, head-over-heels relationship. Before long they begin to settle down, buy a house, juggle careers, have kids – theirs is an ordinary family. But then their world starts to unravel and things take a disturbing turn.

Girls & Boys marks the first collaboration between writer Dennis Kelly and director Lyndsey Turner.

Carey Mulligan has previously appeared at the Royal Court in The Seagull (and Broadway) and Forty Winks. Her theatre work elsewhere includes Skylight (West End/Broadway), Through a Glass Darkly (New York Theater Workshop) and The Hypochondriac (Almeida Theatre).

Her numerous screen credits include My Boy Jack, Doctor Who, Northanger Abbey, The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, Waking the Dead, Agatha Christie’s Marple, Bleak House and Trial & Retribution (TV); Wildlife, Mudbound, Suffragette, Far from the Madding Crowd, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby, Shame, Drive, Never Let Me Go, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and An Education for which she received a BAFTA Award for Best Actress (film).

Dennis Kelly’s previous work includes The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas at the Royal Court as well as the multi-award winning RSC production of Matilda the Musical. On television, he wrote Pulling on BBC 3 and most recently the six part original drama Utopia on Channel 4.

Lyndsey Turner’s previous work includes Posh (Royal Court and West End), Hamlet (Barbican) and Chimerica (Almeida Theatre).

Girls & Boys will have set design by Es Devlin, costume design by Jack Galloway, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick and sound design by Dave McSeveney.