Marcelo Dos Santos'

New Labour

Marcelo Dos Santos

Elly Green

The Linbury Theatre

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Friday 8 April at 7:30pm
Saturday 9 April at 7:30pm
Monday 11 April at 2pm*
Monday 11 April at 7:30pm
Tuesday 12 April at 7:30pm

* This performance was a relaxed performance. Find out more.

The running time is approximately 2 hours, plus an interval.

About the show

'Getting drunk, getting laid, getting by.

New Labour follows the adventures and misadventures of a group of graduates working in a North London call centre.

It’s 2014 and Alice wants to be a singer, Liam wants to travel, Rob wants to make a killing and Sally's been there too long but it's OK, it's not forever, is it? Is it?

New Labour is a political comedy about working terrible jobs, living in debt and the funny and sad things you do to cope. It's about the modern workforce - the children of New Labour; their hopes, their realities.'

By arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Marcelo Dos Santos is an award winning, British/Brazilian/Australian writer. In 2014 he adapted the critically acclaimed LIONBOY for Complicité which toured extensively in the UK and internationally including the New Victory Theater on Broadway. He has developed work through the National Theatre Studio and has been a writer on attachment at the Bush Theatre, HighTide Festival Theatre as well as the Royal Court where he was also a member of their writing ‘super group’.

Marcelo was a member of the BBC Drama Room 2019/20.

Elly is a freelance director, trained on the MFA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck College, University of London. Elly spent the last 10 years based in Chicago, where her recent credits include: Run The Beast Down by Titas Halder, The Effect by Lucy Prebble (Strawdog Theatre) and Yen by Anna Jordan (Raven Theatre). Other Chicago productions include: In the Canyon, You for Me for You, Pillars of the Community, The Night Season, The Woman in Black, The Distance, No More Sad Things, After Miss Julie, The Woman Before, Rabbit and The Tomkat Project. UK credits include: My Balloon Beats Your Astronaut (Tristan Bates Theatre), About Tommy (Southwark Playhouse), Copenhagen (Tabard Theatre), Skylight (Stephen Joseph Theatre), The Beach (Theatre 503). Elly was staff director at the Royal National Theatre for a year, working on Oedipus, Her Naked Skin (Olivier Theatre) and Mrs Affleck (Cottesloe Theatre). She has also worked for the Royal & Derngate, Young Vic, Nottingham Playhouse, Almeida Theatre, Arcola Theatre & Gate Theatre. Elly has been a script reader for many years for theatres including Steppenwolf Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre.

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Contains alcohol & substance abuse, death/grief, depression, sexual content and sexism/misogyny.

Creative Team

Elly Green

Assistant Director
Rrita Pula

Nicky Bunch

Lighting Designer
Rob Brown

Sound Designer
Tom McCreadie


Rithvik Andugula 

Jamie Ankrah 

Zoë Birkbeck 

Luke Hammond 

Francis Nunnery    

Shona Hart 

Lara Levy 

Romeo Mika

Emma Shipp 

Sera Mustafa   

Production Team

Stage Manager on the Book
Tara Daynes

Technical Stage Managers
Jorge Clarkson
Jennifer Garland

Production Manager
Tiago Stricker

Chief LX
Megan Bishop

Deputy LX / Programmer
Calum Priestley

Production Carpenter
Callum Watson

Production Sound Engineer
Avery Elliott and Marie Zschommler

Costume Supervisor
Emmy Tobitt

Inside the Rehearsal Room