SHOPPING AND... by Mark Ravenhill at London's Lyric Hammersmith, beginninig October 7, 2016

20th Anniversary Production of
by Mark Ravinhill
directed by Sean Holmes

London's Lyric Hammersmith, beginning October 7, 2016. Opening October 12, for a run through November 5, 2016

‘It’s summer. I’m in a supermarket. It’s hot and I’m sweaty. Damp. And I’m watching this couple shopping. I’m watching you. And you’re both smiling. You see me and you know sort of straight away that I’m going to have you.’

Twenty years since its explosive premiere, Olivier Award-winning director Sean Holmes brings Mark Ravenhill’s provocative first play, Shopping and F***ing back to the stage.

With a raw mixture of black humour and bleak philosophy, the play follows three disconnected young adults whose lives have been reduced to a series of transactions in an emotionally shrink wrapped world. A place where Shopping is sexy and Fucking is a job.

‘An omen of the new century’ (Evening Standard), Ravenhill’s play is a prophetic vision of our twenty-first century world. Widely regarded as one of the most influential pieces of contemporary British theatre this rarely staged play is a must see.

'a theatrical phenomenon.' —The Daily Telegraph


Shopping and Fucking Cover Image
ISBN: 9780573704499
Availability: Special Order
Published: Samuel French, Inc. - November 3rd, 2015

Shopping and F***ing (Methuen Modern Plays) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780413712400
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Published: Heinemann Educational Books - March 3rd, 1997