Work Bitch

Work Bitch

85 no. saves icon · Poetry & Spoken Word, ComedyNew Writing, Contemporary, Fringe Theatre

Part of VAULT Festival 2019

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“Writer and performer Jessica Siân was nominated for the Most Promising Playwright a few years back and is an alumnus of the Royal Court Young Writers programme. Her latest piece sounds very prescient. With so many young people struggling to find meaningful work or a home to call their own, this play puts the idea of opportunity under the microscope.”


Waitress never thought she’d end up here, 32, clearing plates, taking orders. How did she get here? And what if this is it?

A story of pulling pints and sweeping floors - from a Saturday job refilling coffee cups in South Africa’s young rainbow-nation to a curry house in Camberwell nearly two decades later, we follow Waitress through a life well worked. The lovers, the friends, the adopted families and the terrible tips that made her.

This play is for generation side-hustle. The three jobs and shared flats and no property prospects. Work Bitch is a play about the work we do and how it defines us.

What do we really value? And are we working at it?

Age Guidance 12+

Critic reviews

The strength of the piece lies in Siân's tragicomic spin on a life she sees as wasted on a job that's not guaranteeing her a future

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Date & time

Show ended
Wed 27 Feb - Sun 3 Mar, 4.50pm & 7.50pm
Runtime: 1 hr


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