Out of Joint collected a selection of plays in order to present an entirely original evening of thought-provoking, pertinent entertainment. Alistair Beaton (King of Hearts) and Stella Feehily (Duck) present The Accidental Leader and How to Get Ahead in Politics which both respectively seek to uncover questionable collusions within the heart of major political parties. David Hare (Mother Courage and Her Children) transports us deep into the mind of the UK’s current Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in his controversial play Ayn Rand Takes a Stand. Military adventures and the cost that is incurred through collateral damage is examined in Mark Ravenhill’s The Mother. Caryl Churchill (Top Girls, Cloud 9) offers Tickets Now on Sale, which imagines a world full of non-stop advertisement where even language is sponsored.
A View from Islington North is created by prolific director Stafford-Clark, who often directs politically-inspired pieces of theatre. The production is presented by his company Out of Joint, which tours internationally, premiering new work from playwrights such as April de Angelis and Timberlake Wertenbaker. The production features design by Tim Shortall, lighting design by Jason Taylor, sound design by Dyfan Jones and original compositions from punk-rock activist Billy Bragg.
Having opened at the Arts Theatre London, A View from Islington North was a provocative, pertinent evening that challenges current politics and comments on social damage. The production rain in London’s West End from May 18th to July 2nd 2016.
Recommended forThose who enjoy work from the likes of Caryl Churchill, David Hare and Max Stafford-Clark are bound to enjoy this politically-fuelled evening. Containing adult and political themes, the production is not suitable for young children.
Age Recommendations: Recommend for 14+, includes swearing.