24 (Day)

Author(s): Annie Jenkins
Company: The Almeida Theatre, in partnership with All Change, Arsenal in the Community and Cardboard Citizens

Key Workers (The Delivery Drivers Play)

Raucous, rude and always so unflinchingly herself, Liz summons her best friend (and grandson) Mark for a spontaneous whirlwind trip around North London.

From Jackie’s wake to the Emirates Stadium on match day, Rowans bowling to Highbury Fields at sunrise, Liz and Mark escape into the comfort and nostalgia of their shared past.

Celebrating the understated joys of living, 24 (Day) stands up to the stereotypes of ageing, and shows how mobilising the past can fuel us through the most daunting changes.

Following the success of The Key Workers Cycle, Annie Jenkins’s 24 (Day) is the first in a trilogy of plays bringing together local artists, community performers and professional creatives to explore what it means to live, work, love, pray, celebrate and mourn in Islington. It will be followed by 81 (Life) and 1000 (Millennia) in the next two years.


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