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Bruntwood Award winner WISH LIST opens in Manchester

On 24th September WISH LIST  by Katherine Soper, opens at the Manchester Royal Exchange.

Tamsin packs boxes in a warehouse, on the clock, to a target, 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, their benefits are cut. There are phone calls to make, appeals to lodge and endless forms to fill in. Tamsin must pack faster, work harder, and fight to get the support she and her brother so desperately need.

This sensitive and delicately powerful play asks what our labour is worth and how life can be lived when the system is stacked against you.

Winner of the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, Katherine’s debut play will premiere in a production by Exchange Associate Artistic Director Matthew Xia (INTO THE WOODS).

The production is a collaboration with the Royal Court Theatre, where it transfers in January.

“The play has such eloquence, such quiet craft, such dignity and such compassion.” Sir Nicholas Hytner (Chair of the Judges, Bruntwood Prize)