Past Productions

Production shot for Shopping and F**kingDespite the play’s mischievous title, Mark Ravenhill’s first play was hailed as a serious and remarkable debut. A place where Shopping is sexy and where Fucking is a job, Shopping and Fucking takes a beady and witty look at a corrosive, disposable world. The production was a phenomenal success and went on to play in the West End twice, as well as undertaking several national and international tours, following its first presentation as an Out of Joint and Royal Court Theatre co-production in September 1996.



‘A real coup de theatreShopping and Fucking is a blackly humorous play for today’s twenty-somethings’
-Evening Standard

‘An important first play; barbarous, compassionate, shocking and callously witty’
-Sunday Times

‘A compelling new voice …Mark Ravenhill’s debut play hits you like a punch in the solar plexus or even lower below the belt’
-The Daily Mail

‘It may be the most important play of the decade’
-The Stage


Cast: Kate Ashfield, Andrew Clover, James Kennedy, Antony Ryding, Robin Soans.

Director: Max Stafford-Clark
Designer: Julian McGowan
Lighting Design: Johanna Town
Sound Design: Paul Arditti


26 September – 19 October 1996
Royal Court Theatre Upstairs

22 – 26 October 1996
Bristol NewVic

28 – 30 October 1996
The Wilde Theatre, Bracknell

31 October – 2 November 1996
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

4 – 5 November 1996
Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster

7 – 8 November 1996
Harlequin Theatre, Redhill

9 November 1996
Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton

12 – 16 November 1996
Liverpool Everyman

18 – 19 November 1996
The Corn Exchange, Newbury

20 November 1996
Hawth, Crawley

22 – 23 November 1996
Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

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