Royal Court Theatre and Royal Exchange Theatre
“I dreamt about this last night. I dreamt that I was packing boxes in boxes in boxes.”
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.
Winner of the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting.
The production is a collaboration with the Royal Exchange in Manchester, and our second year co-producing the Bruntwood Prize-winning play together, following Anna Jordan’s YEN in 2015/16.
First Look Tickets
At the Royal Court no piece of work we premiere has ever been seen before and the first few performances in front of an audience are the final part of a long creative process that starts with the playwright. We need the audiences’ feedback to complete this and have decided to open up the first three previews in a new way to make this an integral part of the process. As a result we will be inviting online feedback from audience members who attend First Look performances so they can share what they think with the artistic team, therefore influencing the final piece.
'A quietly essential and moving play.'
The Guardian | Lyn Gardner Read full review
'Soper's play is a beautifully compassionate, tender and at times gently humorous piece of work.'
The Independent | Paul Taylor Read full review
'A sad, beautiful drama about austerity Britain.'
Time Out | Andrzej Lukowski Read full review
'The writing is extraordinary. The acting is exceptional.'
The Stage | Roger Foss Read full review
'A quietly sympathetic vision of a difficult relationship and a politically charged piece about the insecurity of the modern workplace.'
Evening Standard | Henry Hitchings Read full review
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Mon – Sat: 7.45pm
Thu & Sat mats: 3pm
Running Time: 1hr & 45mins
Age Guidance: 14+
This show contains smoke, haze & flashing lights.
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