Birthday at The Royal Court

Stephen Mangan plays Ed at the Royal Court Theatre in London from 22nd June to 4th August.


Lisa and Ed are having another baby. Determined to do things differently this time, it’s proving a bumpy ride. Stephen plays Ed, the expectant father, and this is an unusual birth plan. Joe Penhall’s audacious new play arrives kicking and screaming at the Royal Court.


Here you will find general information about the play, reviews, photos and other related materials. Use the links below to navigate.



  • Royal Court Theatre, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
  • 22nd June - 4th August 2012
  • Stephen plays Ed.
  • For further information and to book tickets, see the official website

  • Reviews

    Telegraph, 29th June 2012
    The Independent, 29th June 2012

    The Independent, 1st July 2012

    London Evening Standard, 29th June 2012

    The Londonist. 5th July 2012

    The Guardian, 1st July 2012

    The Observer, 1st July 2012

    The Financial Times, 1st July 2012


    Related Articles and Publicity

    Mark Lawson's Theatre Studies, The Guardian, 3rd July 2012



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