Lyric Hammersmith Studio
30th March 2012 / 3rd, 4th, 5th October 2012
Producer: Waifs and Strays
Director: Barney Norris
March Cast: Victoria Gee, Lisa Kerr, Anna Popplewell
October Cast: Letty Butler, Victoria Gee, Naomi Petersen
Short play "Schnapps" in response to Owen Jones' book
Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class as part
of Lyric Lounge.
"Jake Brunger gets the details of the routine humiliation and rigid
hierarchy that surround a minimum wage job spot on. This is
assured, engaged writing and as the coiled implications in the
offhand final line – the manager casually offers the bottle that has
resulted in Michelle’s near dismissal to the assistant manager –
are allowed to resonate, the fiction of Britain as a meritocratic
society is sharply laughed off stage. A longer and more developed
version of this would be very exciting to see."
- Exeunt Magazine, 4 stars
Alice: It’s a bottle of Archers, Lau!
A broken bottle of Archers.
What they gonna do with it?
The warehouse staff at Archers?
They’ll pour it down the sink or.
Flush their bloody loos with it.
They don’t give a shit.
They’d be happy for me.
Top: Letty Butler and Victoria Gee in rehearsal | Bottom: Naomi Petersen in rehearsal