Casting announced for Working at the Southwark Playhouse

Gillian Bevan and Peter Polycarpou lead the cast.

Cast of Working at the Southwark Playhouse

Lead casting for the European premiere of Working has been announced, running at the Southwark Playhouse from 2 June to 8 July 2017, with an official opening on 7 June.

Gillian Bevan, Dean Chisnall, Krysten Cummings, Siubhan Harrison, Peter Polycarpou and Liam Tamne will feature in this new production directed by Luke Sheppard, with further casting to be announced.

Described as a "genre-defining musical", it is created by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso 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'. Employing a number of musical styles and genres it includes songs by James Taylor, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers & Susan Birkenhead.

"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 originally opened on Broadway in 1978, under the direction of Stephen Schwartz, with a cast including Patti LuPone, Bob Gunton and Joe Mantegna. It was most recently performed in its updated form off-Broadway in December 2012, under the direction of Gordon Greenberg.

This new production features choreography by Fabian Aloise, Set Design by Jean Chan, Costume Design by Gabriella Slade, Lighting Design by Nic Farman and Sound Design by Tom Marshall with Musical Direction by Isaac McCullough.

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