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Arch-surrealist theatre-maker Anthony Neilson returns to the Royal Court this July with a brand-new comedy, created in a rehearsal room.

Starring Matt Smith (Doctor Who, American Psycho), Unreachable tells the story of a film director lost in an all-consuming search for the perfect light.

Previously seen at the Royal Court with a string of award-winning plays, including The Wonderful World of Dissocia, winner of Best Production at both the TMA Awards and the Critic’s Awards for Theatre in Scotland, and The Censor, winner of a Writers’ Guild Award and Time Out Award, Neilson’s reputation as a trailblazing playwright and director is assured. Always captivating, innovative and imaginative, Nielson’s newest play promises to deliver all the poignancy and rich complexity that this powerful playwright has become renowned for.

Playing at The Royal Court for a strictly limited five-week run, book your tickets to Unreachable today.

★ ★ ★ ★ 'Intoxicatingly chaotic comedy' - Time Out | Andrzej Lukowski

★ ★ ★ ★ 'Packed with cracking one-liners and bursts of outrageous slapstick' - Evening Standard | Henry Hitchings

★ ★ ★ ★ 'Intelligent and witty about art and ego, beauty and elusiveness' - The Stage | Natasha Tripney


Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS

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Amanda Drew, Tamara Lawrance, Jonjo O’Neill, Richard Pyros and Matt Smith.

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Suitable For Children

Age Guidance 14

Where Do I Go

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

The Royal Court is directly adjacent to Sloane Square Underground Station.

Sloane Square is served by the District and Circle lines. Please check www.tfl.gov.uk for full travel updates and alerts.

The Royal Court is also a short walk from Victoria station. Walking directions can be found in the attachments on the left of this page.

The Royal Court Theatre

Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS

Latest customer reviews

  • I want to watch it again!

    4 August 2016

    Hilarious, amazing, great audience connection, clever and playful, so many great one liners, have already recommended to many and hope there is another season in the pipeline!

    Miriam Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • The perfect light!

    4 August 2016

    Play was absolutely amazing! 100% recommend. Well done to all involved for working so hard and creating a masterpiece! It was also a please to get a hug off Matt smith! But be sure to take an umbrella... They like to spit. I got showered in the front row centre

    Kym Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Hilarious & brilliant

    4 August 2016

    Great show with great performances from all. Very funny.

    Dom Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Great theatre, good play

    3 August 2016

    I hadn't been to the Royal Court theatre before but thought it was a really good venue. There was lots of space in the bar and the food looked good. The location was great, right by the tube station. The play was good apart from being blinded by a spotlight for many scenes in the first half. The crew obviously noticed and remedied the problem for the second half. The acting was, on the whole, fantastic but Jonjo O'Neill stole the show for me although I thought Tamara Lawrance was brilliant and will look out for her in other things. The play was really funny as well. I highly recommend it.

    M Jones Confirmed ticket purchaser