When there’s no more work… what then?
Machines can make our work easier. They can also make it vanish overnight. The Legend of Ned Ludd is a powerful new play about work, automation and capitalism’s impact – a show for anyone who’s ever put in a hard day’s graft.
Join them at the Everyman for this daring production – a weaving of stories from around the world in which we’re all at the mercy of The Machine. Because there’s a Machine at the heart of this play, and it has the power to choose.
With 256 possible versions written, rehearsed and ready to perform, The Machine will select what we see – live, on the night, right in front of our eyes. From the Luddites’ nineteenth century war against new technology through to London, Liverpool, Lagos and beyond – or wherever The Machine decides – The Legend of Ned Ludd takes us on a whirlwind global commute.
But will we survive when our work, and our worth, are under threat?
Everyman at 60
To celebrate the Everyman’s 60th anniversary, see all three 2024 homegrown productions – The Legend of Ned Ludd, Tell Me How It Ends and The Lieutenant of Inishmore – for a total of £60 (when booked in one transaction by 31 March 2024).
CAP Wed 24 Apr TBC
AD Fri 3 May, 7.30pm
BSL Thu 9 May, 7.30pm