Winner of the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting
By Katherine Soper
1 F / 2 M

“I dreamt about this last night. I dreamt that I was packing boxes in boxes in boxes.”

Tamsin packs boxes in a warehouse, on the clock, 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 and his benefits are cut, Tamsin must fight to get the support she and her brother so desperately need.



★ ★ ★ ★ A quietly essential and moving play
The Guardian

★ ★ ★ ★ Soper’s play is a beautifully compassionate, tender and at times gently humorous piece of work
The Independent

★ ★ ★ ★ A sad, beautiful drama about austerity Britain
Time Out

★ ★ ★ ★ The writing is extraordinary. The acting is exceptional
The Stage

A quietly sympathetic vision of a difficult relationship and a politically charged piece about the insecurity of the modern workplace
Evening Standard


KATHERINE SOPER (b. 1991) is a student the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and attended the acclaimed Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting-competition in 2015, which she won with her debut play WISH LIST.

Photocredit: Joel Chester Fildes