Kids question Ken at the Royal Court

Published: 30 June 2013
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Closing the six week festival of plays and events suggested by writers, is a week of work by school–aged pupils.

The young writers have a week–long programme of plays, workshops and special events including a panel of children questioning a VIP hostage—Ken Livingstone.

Livingstone said, “I’m delighted to be part of Kids' Court and very proud to be their chosen VIP hostage. I’ve faced some tough interviewers in my time as Mayor of London, but this could be my most challenging yet. It’ll be very interesting to see what questions they throw at me and I’m very much looking forward to it.”

The programmed plays were developed as part of the Royal Court’s Young Writers Festival and the 2012 Peckham Playwrights Project.

On 16 July, primary school pupils will staff the theatre for one evening, and on 20 July they will be giving backstage tours.

Open Court: Kids Court runs from 16 to 20 July. For further information and booking visit