Dirty Work

Q Theatre, Rangatira, Auckland

16/06/2023 - 02/07/2023

Te Papa: Soundings, Wellington

02/08/2023 - 11/08/2023

Production Details

Writers: Justin Lewis and Jacob Rajan
Director: Justin Lewis

Indian Ink Theatre Company

This comedy celebrates an unsung hero and tips the modern office on its head.

In a toe-tapping twist there’s a different choir on stage every night, but none have read the script!

Featuring contemporary hits from Aotearoa, India and a fresh take on classic tunes, this hilarious drama is elevated by the beauty and power of people harmonising in song.

The computers are down and the big boss in India wants the impossible. A hapless middle manager, his unhelpful assistant and their chorus of office workers are making a mess of things. Which isn’t good news for the cleaner.

Workplace hierarchies are shattered, class and culture clash and from the chaos emerges a different way to value one another.

Born out of a collaboration with choral master John Rosser and leading choir Viva Voce, and featuring over 20 people on stage, Indian Ink take things up an octave in their biggest show ever.

The company’s award-winning creative team continue to weave their magic. Jacob Rajan zooms in for a very special guest appearance, Justin Rogers returns following his brilliant performance in Mrs Krishnan’s Party and is joined by rising stars Tessa Rao and Catherine Yates, with music direction by Josh Clark.

Auckland – Q Theatre, 16/06/2023 – 02/07/2023
Nelson – Theatre Royal, 21/07/2023 – 23/07/2023
Christchurch – Isaac Theatre Royal, 28/07/2023 – 29/07/2023
Wellington – Soundings Theatre, 2/08/2023 – 11/08/2023
Tauranga – Baycourt Addison Theatre, 18/08/2023 – 20/08/2023
Booking and info: https://indianink.co.nz/our-plays/dirty-work/

Cast: Justin Te Honihana Pokaihau Rogers, Catherine Yates, Tessa Rao

Music director: Josh Clark
Dramaturge: Murray Edmond
Set design: John Verryt
Costume design: Elizabeth Whiting
Lighting design: Jo Kilgour
Choral advisor: John Rosser
Production & Tour Manager/LX & SX Operator: Sam Mence
Choir Manager & ASM: Luke Baker

Theatre ,

80 minutes

Wellingon City Council
Aotearoa Gaming Trust
Creative NZ
Waitematā Local Board