Product by Mark Ravenhill (London and Brighton 2015)
The Old Market
11a Upper Market Street
Hove BN3 1AS
Friday 24 April 2015 at 8 pmBook Tickets
24 Ashwin Street
London E8 3DL
27 April – 23 May 2015
Monday to Saturday at 8pm
Saturday at 3:30 pm
by Mark Ravenhill
“This ferocious revival is a reminder of how thrilling Ravenhill’s work can be. It also boasts an absolutely killer performance from Olivia Poulet.” (Time Out)
OffWestEnd.com Award finalist: Best Female Performer
Critics Choice: The Times, Time Out, Metro
★★★★★ British Theatre Guide
★★★★ The Times, Time Out, WhatsOnStage, The Stage, Exeunt (August 2014), Exeunt (May 2015), The List, Broadway Baby, Hackney Gazette, The Upcoming, British Theatre, Londonist, Official Theatre, Civilian Theatre, London Theatre, Culture Whisper, Entertainment Focus, The Good Review, Paul in London, Everything Theatre, The Middlepeg Review, The Theatre Tourist, The Brighton Argus
directed by Robert Shaw
designed by Gillian Argo
lighting by Tom White
stage manager Sarah Rhodes-Cannings
From the critically acclaimed writer of Shopping and Fucking, Ravenhill’s satirical monologue Product interrogates the media’s response to terrorism, exploring society’s desperate need for a narrative and its insistence on finding closure. Olivia Poulet (The Thick of It and In The Loop) takes the lead role in this first revival, originally performed by Mark Ravenhill himself at the Traverse in 2005.
Mark’s other plays include his huge hit Shopping and Fucking (1996); Some Explicit Polaroids (1999) and Mother Clap’s Molly House (2001). He made his acting debut in his monologue Product at the 2005 Edinburgh Festival. Mark Ravenhill regularly contributes to the Guardian’s arts section and is Associate Director of London’s Little Opera House at The King’s Head Theatre.
Olivia’s theatre credits include: Fred’s Diner (Chichester Festival Theatre), Adult Supervision (Park Theatre), Captain of Köpenick (The National Theatre), Top Girls (Trafalgar Studios), Shivered (Southwark Playhouse), A Voyage Round My Father (Salisbury Playhouse) and Fiasco (Soho Theatre). Film includes In The Loop BBC and Killing Me Softly (MGM). Television includes: The Thick of It, Sherlock, Love Soup, Silent Witness and Inspector Lynley (BBC); Teachers and Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Tiger Aspect); The Bill (Thames TV); Outnumbered (Hat Trick Productions); Without You (Freemantle); Acorn Antiques (Channel 4) and Whatever Love Means (Granada). Radio Includes: Goodbye and Sex Latte, Paperclips (BBC Radio).
Generously sponsored by Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley, Tom Stoppard, Richard Wilson and the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation.