Worklight Theatre’s multi-award winning show is a funny, moving and honest story about mixed heritage and immigration. Charting a childhood in 90s Devon, shifting political landscapes and a global refugee crisis, the show uses comedy, storytelling and spoken word. Expect paper planes, racist romances and lots of sticky labels!
Using humour and honesty, Labels offers a human story from multicultural Britain, and is touring internationally after a several award-winning Edinburgh Festival Fringes (2015-2017), Australian tours (2016-2017) and London transfers (2016 and 2017).
Winner of five international awards, Labels continues its UK and international tour. The show has evolved during its tour, responding to rapidly changing events such as a worsening refugee crisis, the EU referendum and the election of Donald Trump.
Writer and performer: Joe Sellman-Leava
Director and dramaturg: Katharina Reinthaller
Producers: Michael Woodman and Joe Sellman-Leava (Worklight Theatre)
Set and costume Designer: Charlotte Anderson
Lighting and sound Designer: Phil Hewitt
Formed in Exeter in 2011, Worklight has established itself a maker of internationally acclaimed, unique theatre. Its work focuses on contemporary social issues and uses microcosmic stories to explore the broader context of an ever-changing world. Their first shows How to Start a Riot and I Think I’m a Feminist, both toured the UK in 2012 and 2013. Labels has toured internationally since 2015 and won several awards including the Scotsman’s Fringe First. Their ensemble show Fix explored addiction and toured nationally in 2017. Their fifth show, Monster, tackles masculinity, aggression and men’s attitudes to women, each other and themselves. It recently finished a UK tour.