A powerful play about the growing culture of human exploitation in the UK, delving below the surface to reveal a personal account of life as a migrant worker.
In Ukraine, Victor had a business, a family and a home, but things have changed and he’s fled to the UK in search of a better life. Now he’s doing everything from gutting fish to picking carrots.
But Victor’s a strong-minded man. He’s not staying at the bottom of the economic food chain, he’s going to build a business of his own and play the gang masters at their own game.
Steve Waters’ play Fast Labour was first performed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds in 2008 before transferring to the Hampstead Theatre in London.
‘Original and intriguing… opens our eyes to social reality without striking easy moral postures’
‘A refreshingly unpartisan perspective and an ear for the comedy of British hypocrisy’
‘Hotly topical… intelligent and ambitious… written with wit and vigour’
— Financial Times