Mark Ravenhill's Shopping and Fucking opens at the Lyric Hammersmith this evening, 12 October 2016, where it continues to run to 5 November 2016. This new production is directed by Sean Holmes and features Alex Arnold (Robbie), Ashley McGuire (Brian), David Moorst (Gary), Sam Spruell (Mark) and Sophie Wu (Lulu).
The selling begins before the play has even started. Cast members roam the dramatically reconfigured auditorium trying to sell badges and merchandise whilst flogging a special offer for a seat upgrade to one lucky couple to enjoy the action up close. Fluorescent sales tags hang off everything, from stage properties to pieces of costume, hammering home Ravenhill's idea that life is but one... Read more