ABOUT

WORKING is the extraordinary genre-defining musical from Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with the American workforce: Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do.

 

This highly original and universal portrait of the American workday is told from the perspective of those that the world so often overlooks – the schoolteacher, the housewife, the fireman and the waitress amongst many – whose daily grind and aspirations reflect the truths of the people that make up a nation.

Employing a range of musical styles and genres from contributing composers including five-time Grammy Award-winner James Taylor and Pulitzer Prize-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In The Heights) Working makes for a strikingly dynamic and contemporary look at what it is to work and what it is to be a musical.

Working received its European premiere from Luke Sheppard, the acclaimed director of the Olivier Award-winning In The Heights.

REVIEWS

★★★★ Time Out

★★★★★ Stage Review

★★★★★Jonathan Baz

★★★★★ West End Wilma

★★★★★ Theatre Weekly

★★★★★ Sincerely Amy

★★★★★ The Upcoming

★★★★ British Theatre

★★★★ London Theatre

★★★★ The Stage

★★★★ Sunday Express

★★★★★ London Theatre 1

★★★★ Musical Theatre Review

★★★★ Broadway World

★★★★ Sardines Magazine

★★★★ The Spy in the Stalls

★★★★ The Sweet London Life

★★★★ Jewish Renaissance

★★★★★"A five-star original...dazzling ensemble piece with standout performances from the entire cast, sizzling choreography and a knockout list of musical numbers" Stage Review

 

★★★★★"every moment is well written and beautifully performed." London Theatre 1

 

★★★★★  "the high energy production blended with stark realism, makes this American import a revelation for British Theatre." Theatre Weekly

 

★★★★★"Universally appealing… a brilliant production, featuring a beautifully varying score and wonderfully affecting performances…. Working deserves to be seen.”West End Wilma

 

★★★★★  “the high energy production blended with stark realism, makes this American import a revelation for British Theatre" Theatre Weekly

 

★★★★★" a beautiful, profound, raw, honest and powerful piece of musical theatre… a production that will fill you with every emotion imaginable" Sincerely Amy

 

★★★★★ “Working is powerful, relevant and not on for long enough. Everyone should take the chance to see it while it’s around, and with this cast.” The Upcoming

 

★★★★"a high energy production that rarely stops to breathe… a must see show" The Spy in the Stalls

"a slick, committed and superbly sung production” The Times

“gloriously uplifting… Truthful, touching and timelessly thought-provoking” Theatre World

 

"it is a musical that you mustn't miss. " Andrew Exeter

CAST

Dean Chisnall

Huon Mackley

Kerri Norville

Liam Tamne

Nicola Espallardo

Peter Polycarpou

Gillian Bevan

Izuka Hoyle

Krysten Cummings

Luke Latchman

Patrick Coulter 

Siubhan Harrison

CREW

Source Material

Studs Terkel

 

Book

Nina Faso, Stephen Schwartz

 

Music & Lyrics

Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant,

Lin-Manuel Mirnada, James Taylor,

Mary Rodgers, Susan Birkenhead,

Stephen Schwartz

Costume Supervisor

Lydia Cawson

Production Manager

Ben Karakashian

Company Stage Manager

Rike Berg

Deputy Stage Manager

Ellie Muscutt

Assistant Stage Manager

George Baker

Associate Producer/ General Manager

Ceri Lothian

Assistant Choreographer

Hollie Taylor

Casting Director

Will Burton CDG

 

Additional

Orchestrations

Martin Higgins

Director

Luke Sheppard

Producer

Ramin Sabi, Jack Maple,

Christopher Ketner

Choreographer

Fabian Aloise

Set Designer

Jean Chan

Costume Designer

Gabriella Slade

Musical Supervisor

Alex Parker

Musical Director

Isaac McCullough

Lighting Designer

Nic Farman

Sound Designer

Tom Marshall

Assosciate Director

Leigh Toney

 

Head of Wardrobe

Lily O'Hara

Arrangements &

Orchestrations

Alexander Lacamoire