A View from Islington North


A View from Islington North

18 May 2016 - 02 Jul 2016

£10.00 - £50.00

Pro reviewers rating
12 reviews

3.2 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

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An evening of short satirical plays which take a look at what goes on behind the closed doors of our major political parties.

Alistair Beaton and Stella Feehily make merry with the machinations behind the closed doors of our major political parties. David Hare takes us inside George Osborne's mind. 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.

The Accidental Leader by Alistair Beaton

How to Get Ahead in Politics (Not the Nine O'Clock News) by Stella Feehil

Ayn Rand Takes a Stand by David Hare

The Mother by Mark Ravenhill

Tickets Are Now On Sale by Caryl Churchill

Funny, angry, and playful, smart entertainment for the head and heart.

Ages 14+

(Kathryn O”Reilly takes over from Sarah Alexander from 6 June)


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“Bracingly satirical... Bleakly humorous... Surprisingly even-handed... Hare's writing is exquisite... Recommended. ”

Alun Hood (What's On Stage)

“A shocking, storming virtuoso Sarah Alexander... A taut skein of light cynicism with glitters of important ideas. ”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“There’s something refreshingly old-school about this... A punchy evening of unabashedly left-wing railing... Superb ensemble. ”

Tom Wicker (Time Out, The Stage, Telegraph)

“Impressive... Sometimes stretches credibility [but] a powerfully alarmist piece. ”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Highly entertaining, fast-moving bill... collectively meaty... Mitchell in hilarious, outrageous form. ”

Mark Shenton (The Stage, London Theatre, Express)

“[Hare's] is highly intelligent, brightly written and thought-provoking... funny... a fine performance by Mitchell. ”

Aleks Sierz (Arts Desk, The Stage)

“Distinctly patchy... Hare’s... the best... uses barbed comedy to expose the paradoxes in current Conservative thinking. ”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Disappointing and underpowered... Rand, in Mitchell's magnificent performance, is an hilarious/terrifying monstre sacree. ”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Enjoyable, if patchy sideswipe at the status quo. ”

Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

“Five playlets, so the view is like that seen from a fly’s compound eye and just a little bit confusing... a bit of a mishmash. ”

Ann Treneman (Times)

“Political satire... that entirely lacks the biting wit and trenchancy of the best examples of the genre... Promise unfulfilled. ”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Mitchell’s Rand as a Slavic Hyacinth Bucket and Wymark’s adroit impersonation of May’s stiff-legged waddle are rare highlights. ”

Jane Shilling (Telegraph)

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