Photographs have been released from rehearsals of A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH, an evening of imaginative, provocative and hilarious political satire from some of the UK’s most celebrated playwrights, directed by Max Stafford-Clark, playing at the Arts Theatre in London from 18th May until 2nd July, with a press night on 24th May 2016.
The company includes Sarah Alexander (Smack the Pony, Coupling, Armstrong and Miller), Ann Mitchell (extensive screen and stage credits, most recently series regular ‘Cora Cross’ in EastEnders), Bruce Alexander (A Touch of Frost, Love and Marriage), Steve John Shepherd (‘Michael Moon’ in Eastenders, Jo in This Life) Jane Wymark (Midsomer Murders, Poldark), Joseph Prowen and Kathryn O’Reilly.
In THE ACCIDENTAL LEADER by Alistair Beaton (Feelgood, Not the Nine O’Clock News, A Very Social Secretary), Jim, a backbench MP in the party of Her Majesty’s Opposition is attempting to orchestrate a very British coup. But trouble comes in the shape of Nina, Deputy Chair of the party’s grass roots organisation…‘Impetus’ In HOW TO GET AHEAD IN POLITICS by Stella Feehily (This May Hurt A Bit, Bang Bang Bang, Duck), The Chief Whip practices his dark arts on an MP, who doesn’t stand a chance…
In AYN RAND TAKES A STAND by David Hare (The Moderate Soprano, Stuff Happens, The Judas Kiss) members of the current government, feeling their ideology fall apart, receive a bracing visit from Ayn Rand, the high priestess of the free market.
In TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE, Caryl Churchill (Love and Information, Escaped Alone, Top Girls) imagines a world where even language is sponsored.
And in The MOTHER, Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and Fucking, Mother Clapp’s Molly House, Candide) eyes the cost of our military adventures, as a soldier’s mother does all she can to avoid hearing the news she dreads.
A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH will be directed by Max Stafford-Clark, designed by Tim Shortall, with lighting design by Jason Taylor, sound design by Dyfan Jones and original music by Billy Bragg.
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Inquisitive, epic, authentic and original: Out of Joint is a national and international touring theatre company, developing entertaining theatre that broadens horizons and investigates our times. Under the direction of Max Stafford-Clark, the company has premiered plays from leading writers including April De Angelis, Sebastian Barry, Richard Bean, Alistair Beaton, Caryl Churchill, David Edgar, David Hare, Robin Soans and Timberlake Wertenbaker; launched the careers of writers Stella Feehily and Mark Ravenhill; and staged bold revivals. Out of Joint co-produces with some of the most exciting theatres in the country, and has performed on six continents – they have yet to play Antarctica. The company celebrated its 21st birthday in 2015.
A View From Islington North at the Arts Theatre
6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB
Recommend for 14+, includes swearing.
Booking From: 18th May 2016
Booking Until: 2nd July 2016
Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JB
Wednesday 18 May – Saturday 2 July 2016 NB Sarah Alexander plays until 4 June, Kathryn O’Reilly joins from 6 June
Press Night: Tuesday 24 May @ 7.00pm