The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Shopping And F**king. The Lyric’s Main House will be transformed for this production with part of the audience seated on the stage, creating a bold, intimate experience within their Victorian auditorium.
Alex Arnold will be playing Robbie, Ashley McGuire will be playing Brian, David Moorst will be playing Gary, Sam Spruell will be playing Mark, Sophie Wu will be playing Lulu.
Twenty years since its explosive premiere, Olivier Award-winning director Sean Holmes brings Mark Ravenhill’s provocative first play, Shopping And F**king 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 F**king is a job.
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.
The play will run at the Lyric Hammersmith from Friday 7 October to Saturday 5 November with tickets starting from £15 and all stalls and on-stage seating only £25 for all performances. For more information and to book tickets, visit the theatre’s official website.