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8 October, 9pm


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 by the Audience. A show that explores the gig economy, financial instability and automation.

Supported by Arts Council England

About the Company

About Nathan Ellis

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.

About Emily Davis

Emily Davis is a freelance theatre producer, and theatre administrator at Farnham Maltings in Surrey. She is the in-house producer for Emergency Chorus, who were named in the Guardian’s ‘best young theatre companies’. She was recently a resident producer for the ArtsLab Programme at the North Wall Arts Centre and is an alumni of China Plate’s ‘Optimists’ Producing Course. Her work has toured to Theatre Clwyd, Incoming Festival, Lyric Hammersmith and the Edinburgh Fringe. Recent work includes: Landscape (1989) (Warwick Arts Centre, New Diorama Theatre, Edinburgh 2019) and This Noise’s No One is Coming to Save You (Summer Tour, 2019).

About Ben Kulvichit

Ben Kulvichit is a theatre maker. He is co-artistic director of Emergency Chorus and an Associate Artist of Chris Goode and Company. His work has been performed at venues including New Diorama, Warwick Arts Centre, HOME, Theatr Clwyd, Camden People’s Theatre and the Lyric Hammersmith. Ben’s other work includes a solo show Gaeng Kiew Waan (Camden People’s Theatre), and The Guest, an upcoming family show in collaboration with Jack Bradfield of Poltergeist Theatre. He has worked with and been mentored by companies and artists including Barrel Organ, The Wardrobe Ensemble and Daniel Bye. He also writes criticism for Exeunt Magazine and The Stage.

About Sam Ward

As lead artist in YESYESNONO, Sam has written and performed Five Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2017; Total Theatre Award (Best Emerging Artist)), [insert slogan here] (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2018), and The Accident Did Not Take Place (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2019; Total Theatre Award Nominee (Best Emerging Artist)).