Coming up next is my short play ‘Work Makes You Free’, part of Paradigm Theatre’s new writing festival ‘A Bad Case of the Mondays’ on Monday evenings in January at the Park Theatre. It is being directed by Cat Robey and the cast are Antonia Reid and Gemma Rook.
‘Work Makes You Free’ is a play about workfare, hatred of the unemployed, the modern menace of anonymous online abuse, and how work has become the new religion. It tells the story of two very different women; Willow, an unemployed actor who takes legal action against the government after she is made to work unpaid at Poundland, and Jane, who works for a credit rating agency and who, like George Osborne, is incensed at the sight of closed blinds in her neighbours windows as she leaves for work every morning.
Performances are on Monday the 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th of January in the Morris Space at the Park Theatre. Tickets available here.