10 Mar 2022 - 12 Mar 2022

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

The Key Workers Cycle Part Two

By ANNIE JENKINS, NESSAH MUTHY AND DANUSIA SAMAL

Directed By RIKKI HENRY, ANNA MARSLAND AND JACK NURSE

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

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production information

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.

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 Three.

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

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Dates & Tickets

Thu 10  & Sat 12 Mar  

Evening 7.30pm 
Matinee 4pm

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.

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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.

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.

25 & Under 
£5 tickets are available to those aged 25 and under for all performances. Enter code 25UNDER when selecting your seats. 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
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. 

Cast & Creatives

Waste: The Refuse Collectors’ Play
Writer Danusia Samal
Director Rikki Henry
Assistant Director Louise Trigg
Cast
Dionne Brooks
Edward Drew
Kamanzi Gakuru
Samuel Gosrani
Chloe Johnson
Freya Johnson
Joseph Junkere
Li Keegan
Laura Parry
Christopher J Quagraine
Eliezer Tapiwanashe Gore
Finty Williams

Smiles Behind The Masks: The Midwives’ Play
Writer Nessah Muthy
Director Anna Marsland
Assistant Director Ana Gonzalez
Cast
Jennifer Lim
Nisha Nayar
Jaymi-Brooke Stritter
Amanda Welsh

The Essence Of The Job Is Speed: The Delivery Drivers’ Play
Writer Annie Jenkins
Director Jack Nurse
Assistant Director Jenn Quinn
Cast
Ali Barazai
Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù
Ben Hayes
Billy Howle
Ralph Hughes
Stephanie Knight
Iona McTaggart
Monique Munroe
John Neto
Owen O'Sullivan
Michael Sookhan
Jean Woollard

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

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