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Celebrated director Max Stafford-Clark teams up with the UK’s leading playwrights for an evening of biting political satire.

A View from Islington North showcases five short plays by Caryl Churchill (Top Girls), Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and F**king), David Hare (The Judas Kiss), Alistair Beaton (Not the Nine O’Clock News) and Stella Feehily (This May Hurt a Bit). In these brand-new pieces, Churchill envisages a world in which even the language we use is sponsored; Ravenhill takes aim at the military through the story of a mother who will do anything to avoid receiving the news she fears most; Hare recounts a visit from the high priestess of the free market; and Beaton and Feehily have some fun with what goes on behind closed doors when our major political parties are in the room.

Featuring original music by acclaimed musician (and lefty) Billy Bragg, these mischievous, smart and angry new plays by Britain’s best make for a captivating evening of entertainment.

Playing at the Arts Theatre on London’s West End from May, A View from Islington North is not to be missed. Book your tickets today.

Customer Reviews

15 reviews
James Wood
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4 Jul 2016

Once again a superb production at this venue. I am a HUGE Ann Mitchel fan and have to say she was nothing short of AWESOME! Play content hit some very current topics in our political affairs.

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3 Jul 2016

Best bit of political commentary and so relevant. Hope it's put on again. Should also be taken to Europe and USA.

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3 Jul 2016

I loved the whole play - British politics is not an easy subject to talk about but the play managed to do it through adult humour and laughter. A pleasant afternoon at the theatre; what else could one need and want? Bravo!!!!

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23 Jun 2016

This play (or series of related sketches) is no great shakes but it does make for a good evening's entertainment - you'll leave having laughed and re-considered your political positions!

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22 Jun 2016

All in all, definitely worth the entrance fee. I like my satire with a few more laughs and this erred on the searingly accurate observational side which in places made me wince as the knives go in to some high profile caractures. Inevitably, when you have five short offerings, some will be stronger than others, but even the least of these was worth watching, the strongest drawing loud applause. The venue is smaller than some theatres and so has a fringe revue feel to it, but don't mistake this comment to mean amateur. I think the writers missed a few opportunities in some of these playlets, but otherwise we really enjoyed ourselves.


When is it showing


84 Long Lane, London SE1 4AU

Cancellation Policy

No refunds after booking 


1 hour 45 minutes, including interval

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email with a voucher attached.  Please print this voucher and bring it to the Box Office.  We recommend you arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before the show to collect your tickets and settle into your seats. 

Suitable For Children

Age recommendation: 14 +

When Can I Go

Performances: 18 May-2 July

Mon-Sat 7.30pm (7pm 24th May) 

Thu & Sat matinees 3pm

No matinee 19 May

Where Do I Go

Arts Theatre : 6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H7JB


Take the Cambridge Circus exit (Exit 3). The theatre is the first street on the right.