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The Unstoppable Rise of Ben Manager

All Ben ever wanted was to manage... Let’s just circle back.

Suitable for Age 16 +

Meet BEN WEAVER. A hapless anti-hero who wants to prove his worth to his Mum and get a proper job. Ben wants to be part of something bigger than himself. To have a job with progression. To get a job as a manager. And after that, one day he might get the chance to be the man who man-manages-the-managers. Fingers crossed….


But as he prepares for his interview, Ben witnesses a death. And after picking up the dead man’s lanyard and experiencing a rush of confidence, authenticity, and expanded sense of identity. Ben starts his unstoppable rise and slow transformation into BEN MANAGER.


But as the emails dry up, the backslaps intensify and the promotions keep on coming, Ben faces a stark question…. ‘What am I actually meant to be doing?’


This highly physical, modern-gothic/horror-comedy explores the changing face of modern work and the impending identity crises we face as a society searching for purpose and coming to terms with ‘the end of work’.


Featuring original live scored music and stupid songs, The Unstoppable Rise of Ben Manager will leave you laughing, crying, wincing and searching for a new job.

Warnings: Swearing. Violence. Loud noises.

GENRE

Physical Theatre, Dark Comedy, Musical, Modern Gothic, Theatre of the Absurd

TICKETS: £12/£10

Limited discounted tickets available to Brighton People's Theatre

DATES AND TIMES

Thur 09 May @ 9:15pm

Fri 10 May @ 9:15pm

Thur 30 May @ 9:15pm

Fri 31 May @ 9:15pm

RUNNING TIME: 55min

LOCATION

SQUEAK @

The Rotunda Theatre

Regency Square

Brighton

BN1 2FG

CREATIVES

Written by Jack Parris
Co-directed by Jack Parris & Dino Kazamia

Videography by Dino Kazamia

Music by Jack Parris, Mike Coxhead

Lighting Design - tbc


CAST: Jack Parris as Ben, TBC as CEO, Mike Coxhead as Derp / The COO, Adam Boothroyd as Office worker

PRESENTED BY

Jack Parris & Bunkum Ensemble

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