It's a great week of theatre at Soho, where the programme includes the return of Amanda Wilkin’s gorgeous Shedding a Skin and another chance to take part in Nathan Ellis’ WORK.TXT which made quite a splash at the Vault Festival back in 2020. The latter is a show about work, zero hours contracts, late capitalism, the affluent and the precariat and if that isn’t enough to whet your interest, it is made and performed entirely by the audience. But no worries, this isn’t a show that requires your am-dram skills but rather one which allows the audience to work individually and together and in the process cannily examines our make and break work culture. I saw that Vault try-out and it was electric, so I have no hesitation in recommending.
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 about the gig economy, financial instability and bullshit jobs. Supported by Arts Council England and Bedales Events. WINNER: TRC International Innovation Award 2021. NOMINEE: VAULT Innovation Award 2020. Age Recommendation: 14+