London's Secret Community Theatre 246a Lower Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8SJ

Network Theatre Company presents:

Work Makes You Free

By Michael Ross, directed by James McKendrick

Adam is absolutely loving being Employment Minister, singer-songwriter Kirsty cries in the shower every morning before heading off to work at the Job Centre, struggling actress Willow must toil unpaid in a pound shop or lose her benefits, and banker Jane is disgusted by the sight of closed curtains as she leaves for Canary Wharf every morning.

Michael Ross’s biting satire delivers a piece very much for our times, reflecting on the dignity – and many indignities – of labour.  It explores how some people are defined by their job, whilst for others it’s the main obstacle to becoming who they truly are. It is a funny, smart and ingenious examination of what work means in Twenty-First Century Britain.

An amateur production in arrangement with Nick Quinn, The Agency (London) Ltd


Nicholas StaffordAdam
Emily BatesJane
Miranda EvansKirsty
Laura PietersWillow


Rachel BothamleyProducer