19:00, Tue 12th – Sat 16th June 2018 at Corpus Playroom
Easter Week 7
“I dreamt about this last night. I dreamt that I was packing boxes in boxes in boxes.”
Dean is housebound, compelled by his severe obsessive compulsive disorder to repeat meticulous rituals and reach self-set targets. His sister, Tamsin, has her own unrealistic quotas to meet: working on a zero-hour contract in a warehouse, packing boxes for hours on end to provide for them both. When Dean is wrongly declared fit for work, the pressure increases as their benefits are cut. Suddenly their strength and relationships are tested to the absolute limit, as the demands put on them to keep their heads above water go from being almost unreachable to completely impossible.
Winner of the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, Katherine Soper's Wish List is ‘a quietly essential and moving play' that tenderly enforces the essentiality of love when you’re trapped in a system that’s seems to be set against you.
This production will be collecting donations for Mind CPLS, a local charity that provides services which offer support for those recovering from mental health challenges, promote positive mental health and tackle mental health-related stigma and discrimination within our communities.