11 Mar 2022 - 12 Mar 2022

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

The Key Workers Cycle Part Three

By ENO MFON, YOMI ṢODE AND MOLLY TAYLOR

Directed By KATE LOVELL, RACHAEL NANYONJO, EVA SAMPSON AND JENNY SEALEY

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

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production information

The Key Workers Cycle Part Three includes the following three plays:
- More Than We Can Bear: The Women’s Centre Workers’ Play
- Next Please!: The Supermarket Workers’ Play
- Stand Clear: The TFL 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 One, and Part Two.

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

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Dates & Tickets

Fri 11 & Sat 12 Mar  

Evenings 7.30pm 

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 performance Sat 12 Mar 7.30pm. 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 performance Sat 12 Mar 7.30pm. 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

BSL Interpreted performances Fri 11 & Sat 12 Mar 7.30pm. All performances of Part Three of The Key Workers Cycle will be BSL Interpreted. 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.

CONTENT WARNINGS
The Women’s Centre Workers’ Play includes references to domestic violence, bereavement, and alcohol abuse recovery. The Supermarket Workers’ Play includes an act of racism and police brutality. The TFL Workers’ Play includes depiction of a suicide and post-traumatic stress. This production also includes the smoking of herbal cigarettes. Read more about our production guidance and warnings, or contact Box Office if you have specific concerns.

A self-care guide for The Women’s Centre Workers’ Play, created by Clean Break, can also be viewed here.

Cast & Creatives

More Than We Can Bear: The Women’s Centre Workers’ Play
Writer Eno Mfon
Director Eva Sampson
Assistant Director Esme Allman
Musical Director Eddy Queens
Producer for Clean Break Dezh Zhelyazkova
Cast
Anita Brown
Jacqueline Conibeer
Sorcha Fhionntain
Nicole Hall
Yvonne Jeffrey
Jennifer Joseph
Sally Millar
Eden Rose
Oriana White

Next Please!: The Supermarket Workers’ Play
Writer Yomi Ṣode
Director Rachael Nanyonjo
Assistant Director Kat Themans
Cast
Saida Ahmed
Jordan Bangura
George Barker
Matilde Cerruti Quara
Patrice George
Michelle Hanks
Izyan Hay
Tatiana Hernandez
Liv Hill
Blake Mckenzie
Gloria Obianyo
Emanuel Vuso
Sasha Winslow
Lucy Worthington

Stand Clear: The TFL Workers’ Play
Writer Molly Taylor
Directors Jenny Sealey and Kate Lovell
Assistant Director Emily Wilson Knight
Cast
Debbie Dolby
Charlie Folorunsho
Evlyne Oyedokun
Michael Quartey
Eva Stokes

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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