Text-based image: A View from Islington North. 5 political satires by Alistair Beaton, Caryl Churchill, Stella Feehily, David Hare and Mark Ravenhill, directed by Max Stafford-Clark

Imaginative, provocative and downright hilarious: for this evening of political satire, Out of Joint teamed up with some of our most celebrated playwrights.

Alistair Beaton and Stella Feehily make merry with the machinations behind the closed doors of our major political parties. David Hare attacks the cult of the free market, through a visitation from its chief priestess. Mark Ravenhill eyes the cost of our military adventures as a soldier’s mother does all she can to avoid hearing the news she dreads. And Caryl Churchill imagines a world where even language is sponsored. Funny, angry, and playful, A View from Islington North is smart entertainment for the head and heart.


“This’ll light a fire in your belly. Don’t be surprised if you want to change the world”
-Time Out ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Hare’s writing is exquisite – playful, trenchant, frequently hilarious – and he is exceptionally well served by Ann Mitchell whose barnstormingly extravagant performance is the stuff that theatregoers’ memories are made of…Out Of Joint is to be congratulated on bringing to a West End stage the political Britain we live in right now. Recommended”
-Whatsonstage ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“Fierce and on point. Satire for the Corbyn era”
-The Londonist ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️



Cast: Bruce Alexander, Sarah Alexander, Ann Mitchell, Kathryn O’Reilly, Joseph Prowen, Steve John Shepherd, Jane Wymark

Director: Max Stafford-Clark
Set Designer: Tim Shortall
Lighting Designer: Jason Taylor
Costume Designer: Brigid Guy
Sound Designer: Dyfan Jones
Music by: Billy Bragg


A View from Islington North ran from 18 May – 2 July 2016 at Arts Theatre, West End


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