The Win Bin is a new play at The Old Red Lion from the team behind the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy at the same theatre earlier in 2015.
Set in an alternate now – where six hopefuls are competing for the last paid job in the arts – how far will they go to get noticed by The Bench.
Bash, a comic book artist, has been shortlisted for the last paid job in the arts, competing against a Taxidermist, Choreographer, Photographer, Writer and Crafter. They claw their way into the brutal final round, a 12 hour assessment day that is monitored by The Bench who judge their every move. When the pressure is through the roof can Bash remember to be herself? How far will she go to be employed?
“When you say ‘sell yourself to us in thirty seconds’ – we are selling ourselves to you, ‘us’ is ‘you’, right? And is it ‘yourself’ as in who I am now in this lift, or all of me previous to being in this lift?”
Combining sketch and comedy The Win Bin might not be so far-fetched especially with the DCMS are modelling 40% funding cuts to the arts sector,
Sara Joyce (Off West End Award nominee) directs Kate Kennedy (Funny Women and Off West End Award nominee) who also wrote the piece. They are joined by Wilf Scolding ( Strange Interlude, National Theatre; Arcadia, English Touring Theatre).
THE WIN BIN
Created by Kate Kennedy and Sara Joyce
Written by Kate Kennedy
Directed by Sara Joyce
Designed by Bethany Wells
Lighting by Nic Farham
Sound by Paul Freeman
Produced in association with Robert F Bradish
Cast: Kate Kennedy & Wilf Scolding
1st – 26th September 2015
Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30pm
Saturday matinees 2.30pm
Sunday matinees 3pm
Thursday matinee – 2.30pm 24th September only
Wednesday 19th August 2015