What the Royal Court gets right
Their uber-Scouse shows aren’t to everyone’s taste, but business is booming
Dear members — on Friday, we sent Jack down to report on a theatre company that couldn’t operate anywhere else. The Royal Court Theatre put on shows that are as local as they come: stuffed with references to sex pest mayors and embezzling commissioners. Their latest show, Scouse Jack and the Beanstalk, poses no exception to the rule. Not everyone loves the formula, but 55,000 tickets sold tells its own story.
But first up, as always, your daily news briefing…