This is a show about work.
But the worker isn’t here, so it’s down to you.
You’ll clock in at the beginning.
You’ll get short breaks at regular intervals.
You’ll work in a team, and under your own initiative.
You will be your own boss.
You will be free.
work.txt is a show performed entirely by the audience. A show that explores the gig economy, financial instability and automation.
Supported by Arts Council England
Nathan Ellis is a writer, theatre maker, and current member of the Royal Court Invitation Writers Supergroup led by Alice Birch and Ali McDowell. He is a founder-member of This Noise, an experimental theatre company (“one of the five most exciting young companies in the UK” The Guardian). In 2018, he wrote and developed the text for No One Is Coming to Save You, a play about anxiety (“a blazing debut” The Guardian) which was published by Oberon and went on a UK tour in summer 2019. In 2019 he received an Arts Council grant to explore writing practice in Europe, in Berlin, Avignon, Slovenia, and Serbia.Book Now
Praise for previous work by Nathan Ellis:
Ellis lights up the layer between reality and what we see. [...] The intensity never lets up” - The Guardian https://bit.ly/2OZ6JZS
“Ellis’ writing is dense and lyrical, full of shimmering turns of phrases.” - The Stage, ⭐⭐⭐⭐ https://bit.ly/2J3Gf9R
“[T]here’s a core of sweetness to No One is Coming to Save You that edges it out from the rest [...] A tentative, knowingly misplaced optimism that the show gently ends on.” - Exeunt https://bit.ly/2ZXzAmN
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