Ages: 6+
Opened: June 7, 2017
Closing: July 08, 2017

Working - 2017 - West End History , Info & More

Southwark Playhouse
77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD, United Kingdom London

Working is the extraordinary 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.

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.

Employing a range of musical styles and genres from contributing composers such as five-time Grammy Award winner JAMES TAYLOR and Pulitzer Prize winner LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA (Hamilton; In The Heights), Working makes for a strikingly dynamic and contemporary look at what it is to work and what it is to be a musical.

Working receives its European premiere from Luke Sheppard, the acclaimed director of the Olivier Award-winning In The Heights.

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Photo Flash: Stephen Schwartz Meets the Company of WORKING at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - June 28, 2017

On Monday 26 June, composer Stephen Schwartz stopped by to see the cast of Working during their run at Southwark Playhouse. Check out a photo of Schwartz with the cast below!

VIDEO: New Trailer Unveiled for European Premiere of Stephen Schwartz's WORKING
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 20, 2017

WORKING is the extraordinary 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, the creators of Godspell and Rags, with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg.

BWW Review: WORKING, Southwark Playhouse
by Debbie Gilpin - June 7, 2017

With Wicked going strong across the world, and Hamilton a few months away from its much anticipated West End transfer, it seems like the perfect time for the European première of a reworked musical that features compositions from the pens of both Stephen Schwartz and Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as many others. It continues Southwark Playhouse's varied season, hot on the heels of The Cardinal.

Photo Flash: First Look at London's WORKING with Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Schwartz, and More!
by BWW News Desk - June 6, 2017

Directed by Luke Sheppard (In The Heights) the cast of Working includes Gillian Bevan (Teachers, Holby City), Dean Chisnall (Shrek, Blood Brothers), Krysten Cummings (Rent), Siubhan Harrison (Guys and Dolls), Peter Polycarpou (City of Angels, Miss Saigon, Oklahoma) and Liam Tamne (Rocky Horror, Les Miserables,The Phantom of the Opera). Completing the cast are rising stars Patrick Coulter, Nicola Espallardo, Izuka Hoyle, Luke Latchman, Huon Mackley and Kerri Norville, who are all making their professional debut. Check out a first look at the cast in action below!

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for the European Premiere of Stephen Schwartz's WORKING
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Below, go inside rehearsal for the European Premiere of Stephen Schwartz's WORKING, which will run at the Southwark Playhouse from 2 June until 8 July with a National press night on 7 June!


All the Livelong Day
Lovin' Al
The Mason
Neat to Be a Newsboy
Nobody Tells Me How
Treasure Island Trio
Un Mejor Dia Vendra
Just a Housewife
If I Could've Been
It's an Art
Brother Trucker
Husbands and Wives
Fathers and Sons
Cleanin' Women
Something to Point To
American Dreaming
Nobody Goes Out Anymore
The Working Girls Apache
Hots Michael at the Piano
All The Livelong Day
Nobody Tells Me How
Brother Trucker
Just A Housewife
If I Could've Been
The Mason
It's an Art
Cleanin' Women
Fathers & Sons
Something to Point To
Working has had 5 productions including Broadway which opened in 1978, Broadway which opened in 1978, which opened in 1999, West End which opened in 2017 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2019.



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