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International News Royal Shakespeare Company's Cowbois Transferring to London's Royal Court

Charlie Josephine’s queer western will play the U.K. venue next year.

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The Royal Shakespeare Company production of Charlie Josephine’s queer western Cowbois will transfer to the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre Downstairs next year.

Co-directed by Josephine and Sean Holmes, London performances are scheduled for January 11-February 10, 2024, with an official opening night January 17.

The complete RSC cast will return to their roles, including Bridgette Amofah as Mary, Lee Braithwaite as Lucy/Lou, Shaun Dingwall as Frank/Tommy, Michael Elcock as George, Colm Gormley as John, Vinnie Heaven as Jack, Paul Hunter as Sheriff Roger Jones, Lucy McCormick as Jayne, Sophie Melville as Miss Lillian, Julian Moore-Cook as James, Emma Pallant as Sally-Ann, and LJ Parkinson as Charley Parkhurst.

Cowbois is set in a sleepy town in the Wild West, where the women drift through their days as their husbands, swept up in the Gold Rush, have been missing for almost a year. The town, with only one drunken sheriff, is almost cut off from outsiders entirely—until handsome bandit Jack Cannon, a trans masc cowboy, inspires a gender revolution.

The production will also have designs by Grace Smart, lighting design by Simeon Miller, music by Jim Fortune, sound and soundscape by Mwen, movement by Jennifer Jackson, fight and intimacy direction by Bethan Clark, dramaturgy by Rebecca Latham, casting by Martin Poile, and children's casting by Charlie Metcalf.

The transfer marks the first of a series of announcements about the upcoming winter program from the Royal Court, the final part of Vicky Featherstone’s decade at the theatre.

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