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Shopping and F***ingShopping and F***ing’

by Mark Ravenhill

Mon. 5th March – Saturday 10th March 2007 at 7.45 - Ron Barber Studio Theatre (Matinee 10th at 2.45)               

The five characters are a desperate bunch, and their lives are unsatisfying. They don't offer a lot for the audience to embrace. Lulu and Robbie live with, and serve, Mark. Mark is possessed of enough chemical and sexual dependency issues to keep several clinics busy. Although he has supported himself, his retinue and his habits, the latter are catching up with his wallet. Lulu and Robbie seem to be aware of few money-making ventures that don't involve sex or drugs.

The other two characters: Brian, a combination philosopher, drug-distributor and film-maker, and Gary, a young prostitute with whom Mark connects, has a particularly unpleasant idea of how someone can show their love for him.

This show contains adult content which may cause offence.


1st Night Only – All Seats £8.00 (No Concessions)
Other Performances – All Seats £9.00 (Concessions £8.00)

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