A View from Islington North at Arts Theatre tickets
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About the show

Lauded director Max Stafford-Clark and his company Out of Joint premiered an evening of original writing from the UK’s leading playwrights at the Arts Theatre London. A View from Islington North combined several short plays from writers such as David Hare and Mark Ravenhill, to create a political satire that focuses on the nation’s social climate.

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 for

Those 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.

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 18 May 2016
Press night: 24 May 2016
Booking from: 01 Jul 2016
Booking until: 02 Jul 2016

Location and map

Arts Theatre
6-7 Great Newport Street
London, WC2H 7JB

2 Reviews Add review

sayers500 178cm, 87 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Five short plays all with a political theme.

rhiev 5' 6", 218 reviews, 15 helpful votes