THE ALMEIDA THEATRE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ALL CHANGE, CLEAN BREAK AND GRAEAE PRESENT
By ANNIE JENKINS, NESSAH MUTHY AND DANUSIA SAMAL
Directed By RIKKI HENRY, ANNA MARSLAND AND JACK NURSE
The Key Workers Cycle Part Two includes the following three plays:
- Waste: The Refuse Collectors’ Play
- Smiles Behind The Masks: The Midwives’ Play
- The Essence Of The Job Is Speed: The Delivery Drivers’ 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.
Thu 10 & 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 performances Sat 12 Mar 4pm. 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 4pm. 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.
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.
NHS and Blue Light Card holders
Use code BLUELIGHT when selecting your seats to book top-price-band tickets for £10 for all performances. Limited to 2 tickets per person.
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.
This show contains flashing lights. The Midwives' Play includes references to difficult childbirth and severely ill babies. The Delivery Drivers' Play includes references to cancer. Read about our production guidance and warnings, or contact Box Office if you have specific concerns.
Waste: The Refuse Collectors’ Play
Writer Danusia Samal
Director Rikki Henry
Assistant Director Louise Trigg
Christopher J Quagraine
Eliezer Tapiwanashe Gore
Smiles Behind The Masks: The Midwives’ Play
Writer Nessah Muthy
Director Anna Marsland
Assistant Director Ana Gonzalez
The Essence Of The Job Is Speed: The Delivery Drivers’ Play
Writer Annie Jenkins
Director Jack Nurse
Assistant Director Jenn Quinn
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