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Wish List

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About the Show Less...

Award-winning playwright Katherine Soper brings her moving play Wish List to The Royal Court. Read More >

Tamsin packs boxes in a warehouse, on the clock, with a zero-hour contract. Her brother Dean is housebound. Working to obsessive-compulsive rituals of his own.

When Dean is declared fit for work and his benefits are cut, Tamsin must fight to get the support she and her brother so desperately need.

“I dreamt about this last night. I dreamt that I was packing boxes in boxes in boxes.”

Winner of the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, Wish List is penned by Katherine Soper, produced in collaboration with the Royal Exchange in Manchester.

Age Guidance: 14+


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 10/01/2017

Opening Night: 12/01/2017

Closing Night: 11/02/2017

Running time: 1h45

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Cast & Creative


Erin Doherty, Aleksandar Mikic, Joseph Quinn, Shaquille Ali-Yebuah


Director - Matthew Xia

Designer - Ana Inés Jabares Pita

Lighting Designer - Ciarán Cunningham

Movement Director - Angela Gasparetto

Sound - Giles Thomas

Author - Katherine Soper

Music By - Giles Thomas

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Sloane Square, London, United Kingdom SW1W 8AS

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