Marcelo Dos Santos

Plays by Marcelo Dos Santos

New Labour

Nick Hern Books
Type: Text

Marcelo Dos Santos's play New Labour is a comedy drama about working in a call centre, zero hour contracts and the pursuit of fame. It was first performed at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, in November 2014.

The play is set in a North London call centre, amongst a group of graduates in their early twenties who dream of being elsewhere: Alice wants to be a singer, Liam wants to travel to South America, Rob wants to make a killing and Sally’s been there too long.

The premiere production was directed by Richard Wilson and designed by Mark Friend. It was performed by Caroline Moroney, Daniel O’Keefe, Faye Wilson, Freddie Meredith, Tamara Lawrence, Sean Delaney, Rupert Lazarus, Alice Robinson and Peter Mulligan.

Marcelo Dos Santos is an award-winning playwright and scriptwriter. His adaption of the novel Lionboy for Complicite toured the UK and internationally. Other plays include New Labour (RADA, directed by Richard Wilson), Lovers Walk (Southwark Playhouse) and Cheer Up, This is Only the Beginning (Liverpool Playhouse).