Rabblerouse Theatre present


Part of the Forge season in The Lab


Friday 11 - Saturday 12 July 2014 Download Calendar

The Lab


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In 2015, Sophie is called into a staff meeting – her working life is about to be turned upside down. She becomes the only employee of an otherwise staff-less supermarket as the powers-that-be push the boundaries of the retail trade. Her old colleagues have been relocated; her new colleagues are an army of self-service checkouts and a squadron of Click and Collect drones.

George is a mill worker in rural Yorkshire – his working life is about to be turned upside down. The workers have been respected for many years due to their strength and skill but a new wave of shearing frames threatens to disrupt the life that George has built for himself and his family.

His best friend, Benjamin, is ready to take action, but what he has in mind could create more problems than it solves. From cashiers’ tills to Luddites’ looms, Breakers explores the complex relationship between man and machine.

Running time: 45 minutes

About Forge

This July Theatre Royal Plymouth presents the first ever Forge season: seven experimental and exciting new pieces from both established and emerging theatre makers. A hopeless radio show, explorations of Jewish heritage, technological revolutions, tales of unemployment, a crazy week of Robin Thicke and ignoring your energy supplier: Forge is a unique opportunity to experience inventive new work in an intimate new venue.

Pricing & Concessions

All seats:

Buy 4 performances for £15 (not available online, please call our Box Office on 01752 267222)

No concessions available.