Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at the Arts Theatre

A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH, an evening of imaginative, provocative and hilarious political satire from some of the UK's most celebrated playwrights, directed by Max Stafford-Clark, will play at the Arts Theatre in London from 18 May until 2 July, with a press night on 24 May. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!

The company includes Sarah Alexander (Smack the Pony, Coupling, Armstrong and Miller), Ann Mitchell (extensive screen and stage credits, most recently series regular 'Cora Cross' in EastEnders), Bruce Alexander (A Touch of Frost, Love and Marriage), Steve John Shepherd ('Michael Moon' in Eastenders, Jo in This Life) Jane Wymark (Midsomer Murders, Poldark), Joseph Prowen and Kathryn O'Reilly.

In THE ACCIDENTAL LEADER by Alistair Beaton (Feelgood, Not the Nine O'Clock News, A Very Social Secretary), Jim, a backbench MP in the party of Her Majesty's Opposition is attempting to orchestrate a very British coup. But trouble comes in the shape of Nina, Deputy Chair of the party's grass roots organisation...'Impetus'

In HOW TO GET AHEAD IN POLITICS by Stella Feehily (This May Hurt A Bit, Bang Bang Bang, Duck), The Chief Whip practices his dark arts on an MP, who doesn't stand a chance...

In AYN RAND TAKES A STAND by David Hare (The Moderate Soprano, Stuff Happens, The Judas Kiss ) members of the current government, feeling their ideology fall apart, receive a bracing visit from Ayn Rand, the high priestess of the free market.

In TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE, Caryl Churchill (Love and Information, Escaped Alone, Top Girls) imagines a world where even language is sponsored.

And in The MOTHER, Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and Fucking, Mother Clapp's Molly House, Candide) eyes the cost of our military adventures, as a soldier's mother does all she can to avoid hearing the news she dreads.

A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH will be directed by Max Stafford-Clark, designed by Tim Shortall, with lighting design by Jason Taylor, sound design by Dyfan Jones and original music by Billy Bragg.

For tickets and more information, visit www.artstheatrewestend.co.uk or call 020 7836 8463.

Photo Credit: Piers Foley Photography

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at the Arts Theatre
Jane Wymark and Steve John Shepherd

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at the Arts Theatre
Steve John Shepherd and Ann Mitchell

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at the Arts Theatre
Steve John Shepherd

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at the Arts Theatre
Sarah Alexander and Steve John Shepherd

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at the Arts Theatre
Sarah Alexander and Joe Prowen

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at the Arts Theatre
Kathryn O'Reilly, Jane Wymark and Bruce Alexander

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at the Arts Theatre
Joe Prowen, Sarah Alexander and Jane Wymark

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at the Arts Theatre
Joe Prowen and Bruce Alexander

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at the Arts Theatre
Joe Prowen

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at the Arts Theatre
Joe Prowan, Sarah Alexander and Jane Wymark

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at the Arts Theatre
Jane Wymark

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at the Arts Theatre
Bruce Alexander

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at the Arts Theatre
Ann Mitchell

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at the Arts Theatre
Ann Mitchell

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A VIEW FROM ISLINGTON NORTH at the Arts Theatre
Sarah Alexander and Steve John Shepherd



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