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A View From Islington North cast announced - Arts
The cast has been announced for new political satire A View From Islington North, directed by Max Stafford Clark, 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 cast includes Sarah Alexander (until 4 June), Ann Mitchell, Bruce Alexander, Steve John Shepherd, Jane Wymark, Joseph Prowen and Kathryn O’Reilly (from 6 June).
A View From Islington North brings together new pieces from political writers such as Alistair Beaton, Stella Feehily, David Hare, Mark Ravenhill and Caryl Churchill. The production will be designed by Tim Shortall, with lighting design by Jason Taylor, sound design by Dyfan Jones and original music by Billy Bragg.
"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..."
The cast have featured in numerous television programmes, including 'Smack the Pony', 'Coupling', 'Armstrong and Miller' for Sarah Alexander, 'EastEnders' for Ann Mitchell (playing Cora Cross), 'A Touch of Frost' for Bruce Alexander, 'Eastenders' for Steve John Shepherd (playing Michael Moon) and 'Poldark' for Jane Wymark.