The Pain and the Itch

Genre: Play, Drama

Author: Bruce Norris

Director: Dominic Cooke


American writer Bruce Norris's social satire takes a withering look at phoney liberal values.

A cosy family Thanksgiving dinner for six; someone – or something – is leaving bite marks in the avocados, Clay and Kelly's daughter Kayla has an itch and Carol can't remember who played Ghandi.

Matthew Macfadyen Role:

Clay, a stay at home father with a liberal attitude


Opens in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

Previews from: 14 June 2007
Opening night: 21 June 2007
Closing: extended to 4 August 2007
Times: Mon-Sat 19:30 (21 Jun 19:00), Mats Sat (from 23 Jun) 15:30

Special post show Q & A with Cooke and cast members on Tuesday, 26 Jun

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