Principal casting has been announced for the European premiere of Working at The Southwark Playhouse, which will be directed by Luke Sheppard, with choreography by Fabian Aloise. Working will open at Southwark Playhouse on 7 June 2017, with previews from 2 June, for a strictly limited season ending 8 July 2017.
Gillian Bevan, Dean Chisnall, Krysten Cummings, Siubhan Harrison, Peter Polycarpou and Liam Tamne will be taking to the stage of The Southwark Playhouse in this highly original and universal portrait of the American workday is told from the perspective of those that the world so often overlooks – the schoolteacher, the housewife, the fireman and the waitress amongst many – whose daily grind and aspirations reflect the truths of the people that make up a nation.
Working is the genre-defining musical from Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with the American workforce: Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do. The show has been adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg.
Siubhan Harrison most recently starred as Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, while Krysten Cummings originated the role of Mimi Marquez in the West End production of Rent. Dean Chisnall is currently playing the Narrator in Blood Brothers on tour and Gillian Bevan played regular Clare Hunter in the Channel 4 series Teachers. Peter Polycarpou is well-known for his role in Birds of a Feather as well as many theatre credits, including City of Angles at the Donmar Warehouse.