I Hate it Here

Devised by the Company

Jess Haygarth

The Carne Studio Theatre 

Tuesday 17 August at 8:45pm
(livestreamed performance)
Wednesday 18August at 3:45pm
Wednesday 18 August at 7pm 

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About the show

This is a show about procarity, uncertainty and circularity. 

Be casual. 

This is a show about zero hours contract work and instability. 

There is no obligation for you to perform work.

This is a show about working from 9-5 from 15-75. 

Yawn and stretch and try to come to life. 

This is a show about worrying about worrying about worrying. 

We might not need you. We are not obligated to give you anything. 

This is a show about money and bingo and luck. 

What are you waiting for? Put your back in it.

About the director, Jess Haygarth

Jess is a director and theatre maker specialising in devised theatre making. She is passionate about telling stories which highlight the voices of marginalised individuals, specifically queer people, working class people and women.  In her work she creates interactive environments where audiences are encouraged to question their beliefs and opinions. 

Before coming to LAMDA she created several online and in person shows with Shrinking Violet Theatre Collective and performance art pieces for theatres such as the Tron. She usually works collaboratively with a company to create work but also has experience working as a dramaturg, writer and assistant director.

During the one-year postgraduate MA Directing programme, directors build their practice through an intense programme of practical classwork, reflective tutorials and attachments as assistant directors on LAMDA productions, supporting the work of professional directors. Training culminates with each student directing and realising a play of their choice in one of our performance spaces.

Find out more about our MA Directing course.

Contains strong language, loud noises, flashing lights and minimal audience participation in line with COVID guidelines.

These content warnings are subject to change as the Company continue devising the show. If you would like further information, please contact the box office.

Photos: Alex Brenner

Creative Team

Jess Haygarth 

Set and Costume Designer
Ruby Brown

Lighting Designer
Laura Howard

Sound Designer
Hattie North

Movement Director
Sarah Lamb

Voice Support
Amanda Stephens-Lee

Louisa Doyle


Conor Dumbrell

Sarah Farrell

Angela Jones

Jude Mack

Kathrine Payne

Production Team

Production Manager
Tabitha Piggott

Technical Stage Manager
Waverley Moran

Chief LX
Harry Masters

Production Sound Engineer & Streaming Supervisor
Nevison Kusokora

Carpenter & General Technician
Sam Maslin
Charli Stephens-King

Camera Operators
Marie Zschommler
Sophia Markou

Photos: Alex Brenner