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“The extraordinary dreams of ordinary people”

26 October 2021 to 30 September 2021Visit website

Sedos will stage Working at the Bridewell Theatre this autumn (26-30 October), the first full musical the company has produced since before the Covid-19 lockdown. Working is a funny yet touching musical which explores what goes through the minds of everyday people, from construction workers and waitresses to firemen and cleaners. It showcases these occupations as well as the workers lost hopes and dreams. It takes the average workers viewpoint and shows that these workers are actually anything but average. 

“In 1974 Chicago radio broadcaster Studs Terkel published a best selling compilation of interviews with a cross section of Americans talking about their jobs, which he described as “the extraordinary dreams of ordinary people”. Working is the musical adaptation of Terkel’s book, and the words of the people he interviewed. It was first conceived by Stephen Schwartz (best known for musicals such as GodspellPippinWicked) and includes songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the writer of the hit show Hamilton. “

Director Jacob Hajjar says: “It has been a joy to take the reins of such a phenomenal musical, telling the stories of real working class American people. The show is particularly brilliant because it brings together original songs from an array of prolific composers – Stephen Schwartz, Mary Rodgers and James Taylor to name a few.

“I am also incredibly lucky to be working with a talented cast that truly represents the diversity of the American people. As someone who grew up in working class America, I can say that this production will bring authenticity and heart, as well as more than one show stopping number! It’s just what is needed for Sedos's first full musical production in more than a year.”

Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, off Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ
Tickets: from £13.50 (no booking fee)
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For more details, please check out the Sedos website