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"Two years ago Ned Bennett (director), Georgia Lowe (designer) and Polly Bennett (movement director) for ever changed the profile of the Orange Tree with their ferocious realisation of Alistair McDowall’s dystopia Pomona. The same crew have staged Yen, first at Manchester’s Royal Exchange, now at the Royal Court. Anna Jordan’s play has zinging, idiomatic dialogue but patchy plotting. This hit team make it unforgettable." 

Susannah Clapp, The Guardian 


Royal Court Theatre

22 Jan - 13 Feb 2016 

Royal Exchange Theatre 



Director | Ned Bennett 

Writer | Anna Jordan

Set Design | Georgia Lowe

Lighting Designer | Elliot Griggs

Sound Designer | Giles Thomas 

Fight Director | Pamela Donald 

"Ned Bennett's direction manages to bring lightness out of tragedy and evoke your tears out of a simple joke – alongside Polly Bennett's movement direction, which gives an air of stylisation that never takes us away from reality but speaks volumes in the way they sleep together, climb together and show both emotional frustration and support of each other with only the slightest touches of mirroring."

Broadway Baby 


Alex Austin 

Sian Breckin 

Annes Elwy Lewis

Jake Davies 

"Polly Bennett’s energetic movement direction and Lowe’s dynamic set is a harmonious marriage of ideas." 

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