Suits (1990)

Mile End Road
8 Feb - 23 Mar 1990
Age range: 12+
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  • by Julie Wilkinson

Sonia found herself in a world where the river was swollen and there was a hotch-potch of buildings rising out of the water; half submerged tower blocks and lower down a maze of wooden huts on stilts joined up by plans, rope and sheets of corrugated iron.

Suits did clean work in offices and ran things. A suit job was a lot harder to get. How would you make sure that in a few years you would be happily stitched up in your own suit? You buy the job! Of course you don’t buy the whole job; no you buy a share of it, say a fortnight a year.

Where did you get the money to pay for it in the first place? That’s the beauty of the system! You didn’t have to! When you got paid, they simply deducted a proportion of your wages to pay for the original cost of the job.

A play set somewhere in the near future, where money is everything, and where money is your biggest problem too – debt, job security and ambition collide in as we ask the teenage audiences to think carefully about what choices they have when making decisions about their futures.

Suits was a participatory theatre experience that toured into schools.

You can access the script of this play via the British Library’s MPS Modern Playscripts Collection.

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Cast List

Creative Team

  • Martin Jameson Director
  • Mark Salkild Designer
  • Heather Joyner Costumes
  • Jenny Kagan Stage Manager

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