09 Mar 2022 - 12 Mar 2022

THE ALMEIDA THEATRE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ALL CHANGE, CLEAN BREAK AND GRAEAE PRESENT

The Key Workers Cycle Part One

By FRANCESCA BEARD, SONALI BHATTACHARYYA AND JOSH ELLIOTT

Directed By EMMA BAGGOTT, KATE GOLLEDGE AND EMILY LING WILLIAMS

Running Time: APPROX. 1 HOUR & 30 MINS, WITH NO INTERVAL.

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production information

The Key Workers Cycle Part One includes the following three plays:
- Assembly: The Teachers’ Play
- The Full Works: The Funeral Directors’ Play
- Face The Music: The Social Care Workers’ Play

If the Tube ground to a halt . . .
If the supermarket shelves emptied . . .
If your bins overflowed . . .
Would it feel like something, or someone, was missing?

A chorus of delivery drivers singing through the night, a support worker haunted by visions of the women who depend on her, a funeral director showing off his dab hand with a pair of clippers. In an echo of the Medieval Mystery Plays – which brought together communities of craftsmen and merchants to act out the stories of famous miracles – The Key Workers Cycle presents a cycle of nine short plays celebrating the humour, the hope and the stories of those who keep our daily lives running.

Performed by a company of professional actors, local community participants and key workers, The Key Workers Cycle places Islington’s community at its heart.

The Key Workers Cycle will be performed in three parts, each consisting of three plays. More information can be found here on Part Two, and Part Three.

This production is presented in partnership with All Change, Clean Break and Graeae.

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Dates & Tickets

Wed 9  & Sat 12 Mar  

Evening 7.30pm 
Matinee 12.30pm

Tickets £7.50 - £15 
Multi-Buy Offer Book top-price-band tickets for Parts One, Two and Three of The Key Workers Cycle for £34.50. Select £15 tickets for each of the 3 performances and the discount will automatically be applied at checkout.

Captioned performances Sat 12 Mar 12.30pm. All 3 parts of The Key Workers Cycle on Sat 12 Mar will be captioned. Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

Audio Described performances Sat 12 Mar 12.30pm. All 3 parts of The Key Workers Cycle on Sat 12 Mar will be audio described. Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

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Concessions 
All concession tickets are limited and subject to availability. Proof of eligibility is required. More info 

Access 
D/deaf and disabled patrons and a companion can buy top price tickets for £10 for all performances by calling the Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

Key Workers 
If you self-identify as a Key Worker you can book top-price-band tickets for £10 on all performances, no proof of eligibility is required.

25 & Under 
£5 tickets are available to those aged 25 and under for all performances. Tickets are limited. More info 

Under 30s, Students, Over 65s & Unemployed 
Book top-price-band tickets for £10 on all performances.

Islington First 
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £10 for all performances, subject to availability. Enter promo code ISFIRST when selecting your seats. Find applicable postcodes here. 

Additional information

Running time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no interval. Find out more about our running times here.

This show contains flashing lights. Read more about our production guidance and warnings, or contact Box Office if you have specific concerns. 

Cast & Creatives

Assembly: The Teachers’ Play
Writer Sonali Bhattacharyya
Director Kate Golledge
Assistant Director Jessica McKenna
Cast
Yusuf Akihali
Petar Barakov
Doreene Blackstock
Michelle Bockor
Charlie Butt
Renee Charles
Matthew Howes
Chris Jackson
Jonny Khan
Kornel Lividus Wintonow
Minaal Meer
Tayla Mehmet
Akamanha Mendes
Andrea Leon Mercado
James Michael
Alyx Nazir
Jessica O’Donovan
Asahra Reid
Monique Todd
Stevie Jo West

The Full Works: The Funeral Directors’ Play
Writer Josh Elliott
Director Emily Ling Williams
Assistant Director Sami Topping
Cast
Chima Akpa, Jason Barnett, Bill Milner

Face The Music: The Social Care Workers’ Play
Writer Francesca Beard
Director Emma Baggott
Assistant Director Eleanor Potter
Cast
Prem Baboolall
Anthony M Baker
Ann Barefoot
Stephen Bush
Daphne Chamberlain
Lloyd Coombes
Eula Harrison
John Harrow
June Harrow
Marian Howell
Dina Nagler
Phoebe Naughton
Colleen Ogbebor
Kunle Olaifa
Saroja-Lily Ratnavel
Rachel Starling

The Key Workers Cycle (All Plays)
Creative Directors Stephanie Bain and Dani Parr
Design Consultant Kate Bunce
Costume Design Maariyah Sharjil
Lighting Design Fraser Craig
Sound Design Mwen
Composer and Musical Director Zara Nunn
Movement Director Darragh O'Leary
Casting Director Verity Naughton
Casting Associate Nick Hockaday
The Key Workers Cycle is presented on the set design for The Chairs, designed by Cécile Trémolièresand Naomi Kuyck-Cohen


Producer Simon Stephens
Community Engagement Manager 
Jordana Golbourn
Participation Producer Assistant Lauren Joyce-Smith

Image created by Selman Hoşgör

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