Loyal Womenby Gary Mitchell, Royal Court Theatre London, 2003

Scope and Content

Folders contain the following:


  • Email discussing changes to the original script, dated Sept 2003.


  • Royal Court production flyer, dated 2003.
  • Pages photocopied from theatre programme, dated 2003.
  • Thank-you card from a cast member to Rourke, dated 2003.
  • Rehearsal call sheet and production schedule, dated Oct 2003.
  • List of preparations needed before production, undated.
  • Research on the word loyal , undated.
  • Extensive working notes, from dress rehearsals and previews, heavily annotated, undated.
  • Annotated images of Christopher Oram's set design, undated.
  • Work and research schedule, undated.
  • Notes and requests to Gary Mitchell regarding changes to the original script, annotated and undated.
  • List of fights which feature in the play, undated.

This production ran from 11 Nov-13 Dec 2003.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rourke was the director of this production, one of two she directed during her appointment as Trainee Associate Director at the Royal Court, the other being Marvin Blair's Children's Day .

This play was written by the Northern Irish playwright Gary Mitchell in 2003. The play deals with Belfast's die-hard female loyalists.

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