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Katherine Soper

Writer

Katherine Soper is one of the most exciting young playwrights in the UK. Her debut, WISH LIST, won the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting and was performed at the Manchester Royal Exchange & Royal Court, directed by Matthew Xia. It is nominated for The Stage Debut Awards 2017.

“Katherine Soper’s ‘Wish List’ Blazes on London Stage” (New York Times)

“Its emotional impact, in Matthew Xia’s fine production, is devastating…a quietly essential and moving play” (★★★★, The Guardian)

“On the money…Katherine Soper has boldly grasped the nettle” (★★★★, The Daily Telegraph)

“The writing is extraordinary” ( ★★★★, The Stage)

“A talented, heartening debut” (★★★★, The Independent)

“Katherine Soper’s play lays bare social iniquities without resorting to melodrama”  (★★★★, The Financial Times)

“A sad, beautiful drama about austerity Britain from new talent Katherine Soper” ( ★★★★, Time Out)

“The play has such eloquence, such quiet craft, such dignity and such compassion.” (Sir Nicholas Hytner) 

 

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