Katherine Soper is a playwright. Her first play, WISH LIST, won the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting,  The Stage Debut Award for Best New Play, and caused Katherine to be nominated as Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards. Her latest play is THE SMALL HOURS, written for National Theatre Connections.

Wish List was performed at the Manchester Royal Exchange & Royal Court, directed by Matthew Xia.

“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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