Beyond Caring

Beyond Caring

5 (1) · New Writing

Alexander Zeldin’s brutally honest and darkly humorous play, written through devising with the company, exposes stories of an invisible class.


Four people arrive to work the night shift in a meat factory. They meet for the first time. They are employed as cleaners, by a temp agency. They are all on zero-hours contracts.

Every shift, they clean. Every four hours, they take a break. They drink tea or coffee together. They read magazines. They chat. As it gets light, they go home, or to another job. The cycle goes on. And on. Strangers. Until something stirs, until isolated people get too close to one another, too fast.

Critic reviews

Unforgettable. Quietly intense. Gets under your skin and into your bones.

The Times

A stark look at the lives behind the political posturing on zero-hours contracts. Painfully comic.

The Independent

Date & time

Show ended
Tue 28 Apr - Sat 16 May, Mon - Sat 8pm
Sat mats 3pm
Runtime: 1 hr 30 mins


South Bank SE1 9PX London, UK · Get Directions
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