Room By Emma Donoghue

Adapted for the stage by Emma Donoghue

Music and lyrics by Cora Bissett and Kathryn Joseph

Emma Donoghue’s bestselling novel Room has now been adapted as a new play with songs by Scottish songwriters Kathryn Joseph and Cora Bissett. Previously adapted by Donoghue for the screen, the film won Academy Awards®, Golden Globes and BAFTAs.

Kidnapped as a teenage girl, Ma has been locked inside a purpose built room in her captor’s garden for seven years. Her five year old son, Jack, has no concept of the world outside and happily exists inside Room with the help of Ma’s games and his vivid imagination where objects like Rug, Lamp and TV are his only friends. But for Ma the time has come to escape and face their biggest challenge to date: the world outside Room.

You will not want to miss this “story that is in some ways a harrowing one, that brings many in the audience to tears. Yet is also a tremendously beautiful, vivid and uplifting show about the power of a mother’s love.” (The Scotsman)

A co-production with Covent Garden Productions and the Grand Theatre, London, Canada.


Original Production: Theatre Royal Stratford East: 2 May – 3 June 2017

Press night: 10 May 7pm 2017

Dundee Rep Theatre: 13th – 17th June 2017

Abbey Theatre, Dublin: 19th June – 22nd July 2017

February – April 2022

CAA Theatre Toronto

Covent Garden Productions with Theatre Royal Stratford East, Abbey Theatre Dublin and National Theatre of Scotland to bring this multi-awarding winning novel, and subsequent Academy Award Winning film to the stage