The Cane

The Cane

Royal Court · 06 DEC - 26 JAN

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29 November 2018  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“We haven’t heard from Mark Ravenhill for a while so it’s good to have him back at the Royal Court with a new play. It’s about a teacher who is retiring after 45 years of dedicated service. But if he’s so loved, why are a group of angry students laying siege to his home? Chloe Lamford designs and Vicky Featherstone directs a fabulous cast: Alun Armstrong, Maggie Steed and Nicola Walker.”

Mark Ravenhill’s previous work for the Royal Court includes Over There (& Schaubühne, Berlin), Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat and Shopping and Fucking.


“It will be the biggest send off any teacher has ever had. No teacher is as loved”

After 45 years as a dedicated teacher, Edward is looking forward to the imminent celebration to mark his retirement.

But his home is under siege. A mob of angry students have gathered. A brick has been thrown through the window, he and his wife haven’t left the house for six days, and now his estranged daughter has arrived with her own questions.

“Why would they attack the most popular teacher in the school?”

Date & time

Until 26 Jan
Thu 6 Dec - Sat 26 Jan, 2.30pm & 7.30pm 🔥TICKET OFFER🔥


Royal Court
Sloane Square SW1W 8AS London, UK · Get Directions
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