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World premiere of Max Wilkinson's humorous odyssey through London

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Wed 19 Jul - Sat 12 Aug 2023, 3pm & 7pm

Runtime: 1h 20m

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Max Wilkinson had a success with Rainer at this address last year, and he offers another odyssey through London in this latest piece focusing on Saskia, a property developer on the brink of a big deal. But as she runs home from a meeting down the Grand Union Canal, she is confronted by her own and London’s ghosts, and she begins to wonder whether both she and London are losing their souls to greed. Directed by Wiebke Green and developed through workshops with Londoners, Union asks how we can save ourselves and the city that so many love from being destroyed forever.

About Union

On the eve of the biggest deal of her career, Saskia, an uber-successful property developer runs from the meeting, all the way home down the Grand Union Canal. Plagued by phone calls and ghosts, she meets a myriad of characters looking to make or break her. She realises, as her shiny life unravels, that she doesn’t know herself anymore or the city she once loved. Can she still save a little piece of it? UNION follows Max Wilkinson’s hit play RAINER which played at the Arcola last summer. UNION is a wildly hilarious odyssey through London, in all its brilliant, booze-soaked yuppified but still punk glory. Just as Saskia fears she is losing her own soul to greed, it’s about the fear that London is losing that same battle but is still defined by a beautiful beating heart and the people who live in it. Born from creative workshops led for several years by Max with local communities across London, UNION is a black comedy, a love letter and a passionate call to arms. Content warnings: Some references to drugs and drug-use, some flashing lights, some references to mental health, suicide and self-harm. Age Recommendation: 14+