We Are Brontë


Very Hard Times

The Dept. of Smelling Pistakes

20,000 Leagues Under the Office



20,000 Leagues Under the Office

20,000 Leagues Under the Office is a comedy about two office workers who find themselves stuck in a lift that is hurtling towards the centre of the earth. Aside from a series of frantic phone calls that only serve to reinforce their isolation, various coping mechanisms kick in, including the use of cliches, mind-over-matter, heroism, romance and ingenious bracing positions. However, all is not what it seems, and the characters, as well as the audience, soon find themselves sifting through many strata of deception - necessary by-products of a situation that is both absurd and unstageable. What remains is a show about play - with time, space, genre, narrative, language, theatrical conventions and audiences' expectations.

Written by Angus Barr, directed by Phil Booth.

This show is now in repertory. Please get in touch to discuss availability.