Past Productions

Cat’s got big feet so her boyfriend calls her Duck. Cat’s also got a middle-aged lover who drinks and writes books, a best friend with brains and a psychotic mum, a boyfriend with a nightclub, a gun, and some unfinished business… But which of these unravelling threads will she follow?

Cat and Sophie are teenagers on the brink, growing up in the face of everything a city can throw at them.

How can you learn to be good when your elders are no longer your betters? Somehow, the girls must cope – or find a way of escaping.

Duck premiered in an Out of Joint and Royal Court co-production at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, July 2003, before playing at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and the Royal Court Theatre, London.


‘A bright, sharp, funny first play about a drifting teenager in Dublin… entirely believable’

‘An immensely engaging and vibrant slice of young female Dublin life’
-Financial Times


Cast: Gina Moxley, Ruth Negga, Aidan O’Hare, Tony Rohr, Karl Shiels and Elaine Symons

Director: Max Stafford-Clark
Designer: Jonathan Fensom
Lighting Designer: Johanna Town
Sound Designer: Paul Arditti
Assistant Director: Naomi Jones
Casting Director: Marie Kelly


24 – 26 July 2003
Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

31 July – 23 August 2003
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

26 – 30 August 2003
Lichfield Garrick

2 – 6 September 2003
Library Theatre, Manchester

11 – 13 September 2003
Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal, Bath

16 – 20 September 2003
The Door, Birmingham Repertory Theatre

23 – 27 September 2003
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

30 September – 1 November 2003
Peacock Theatre, Dublin

4 – 8 November 2003
The Drum, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

10 – 14 November 2003
Warwick Arts Centre

18 – 19 November 2003
Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton

21 – 22 November 2003
Trinity Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells

26 Nov 2003 – 10 Jan 2004
Royal Court, London

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