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Job Rocking

By Benjamin Zephaniah

Year staged: 1987

Opening night: 23/09/1987

Staged in: Riverside Studios

Cast Size: 7

Synopsis

Job Rocking is a lyrical imagining of a job centre in Margaret Thatcher’s England, with a club of regular members, some chasing their dream job, others accepting their life of precarity and poverty. There’s footballers, fishermen, boxers, and rock stars…but for the members of the Job Club, there are simply no jobs. That’s alright, money doesn’t always equal happiness… does it?

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Job Rocking

Publisher: Methuen

Original Cast

Jo Martin

Christine

Jay Simpson

Keith

Roger Griffiths

Manager

Mark Aspinall

Rocky

Sakuntala Ramanee

Sheila

Victor Romero Jones

Max / Leroy

Yvette Harris

Kay / Traffic Warden

Production Team

Anna Furse

Director

Charlie Henson

Director

Paul Burwell

Music Consultant

Jane Morley

Costumes

Charlie Paton

Lighting

Jeremy Herbert

Design

Additional Materials

Unpublished Playscript

Ref: BBPA/4/29

National Theatre

Link to Playscript

Playscript

Ref: MPS 3498

British Library

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