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A View From Islington North at the Arts Theatre
Max Stafford Clark will direct a new political satire A View From Islington North which will run at the Arts Theatre in London's West End from 18 May to 2 July 2016, with an official opening on 24 May 2016.
The production brings together new pieces from political writers such as Alistair Beaton, Stella Feehily, David Hare, Mark Ravenhill and Caryl Churchill.
"In The Accidental Leader and How to Get Ahead in Politics, 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 in Ayn Rand Takes A Stand, 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 in The Mother and in Tickets are Now on Sale Caryl Churchill imagines a world where even language is sponsored...
Director Max Stafford-Clark said of the announcement:
"From Beyond The Fringe to Spitting Image to The Thick of It, political satire has never really gone out of fashion, and continues to act as a pungent corrective to political pomposity and ambition...Of course Islington North has long been estate-agent speak for Holloway – not only is it the political seat of the Leader of the Opposition but also, even more importantly, it has been Out of Joint’s home for over 20 years."
A View From Islington North will be designed by Tim Shortall, with lighting design by Jason Taylor, sound design by Dyfan Jones and original music by Billy Bragg.