Despite the play’s mischievous title, Mark Ravenhill’s powerful first play was hailed as a serious and remarkable debut. A place where Shopping is sexy and where Fucking is a job, Shopping and Fucking takes a beady and witty look at a corrosive, disposable world. The production was a phenomenal success and went on to play in the West End twice, as well as undertaking several national and international tours.
Cast: Kate Ashfield, Andrew Clover, James Kennedy, Antony Ryding, Robin Soans
Director: Max Stafford-Clark Designer: Julian McGowan Lighting: Johanna Town Sound: Paul Arditti
‘a real coup de theatre…Shopping and Fucking is a blackly humorous play for today’s twenty-somethings.’ Evening Standard
‘An important first play; barbarous, compassionate, shocking and callously witty’ Sunday Times
‘A compelling new voice …Mark Ravenhill’s debut play hits you like a punch in the solar plexus or even lower below the belt.’ The Daily Mail
‘It may be the most important play of the decade.’ The Stage