THE ALMEIDA THEATRE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ALL CHANGE, CLEAN BREAK AND GRAEAE PRESENT
By ENO MFON, YOMI ṢODE AND MOLLY TAYLOR
Directed By KATE LOVELL, RACHAEL NANYONJO, EVA SAMPSON AND JENNY SEALEY
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.
This production is presented in partnership with All Change, Clean Break and Graeae.
Fri 11 & Sat 12 Mar
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.
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.
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.
Under 30s, Students, Over 65s & Unemployed
Book top-price-band tickets for £10 on all performances.
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.
Running time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no interval. Find out more about our running times here.
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.
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
Next Please!: The Supermarket Workers’ Play
Writer Yomi Ṣode
Director Rachael Nanyonjo
Assistant Director Kat Themans
Matilde Cerruti Quara
Stand Clear: The TFL Workers’ Play
Writer Molly Taylor
Directors Jenny Sealey and Kate Lovell
Assistant Director Emily Wilson Knight
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