THE COMMUTERS


 

In a world where emails & social media follow us around on our phones, is the digital world we live in, changing the way we work? How do we measure success? Money in the bank? Time on our hands? Smiles?

Follow a group of friends, constantly hired and fired, stuck in the void between their bank balances and their diminishing social lives. As they battle against nightmare bosses, ill fitting suits and their social media history, will they ever find the illusive ‘Work-Life Balance’. Does it even exist?

Using the words of real people, dynamic choreography and projection, The Commuters asks us all the question, do we live to work, or work to live?

 

Review of The Commuters by THE BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE


"The Knotted Project employ slick ensemble choreography and wry humour to create an energetic, warm-hearted look at the world of work in the modern era... 

These vignettes are sketched with a light touch, good humour and, moreover, superb attention to physical detail. The company, working here with performers Michael Lattin-Rawstrone and Isabella Chiam, has developed a confident, flowing rhythm and physical language for the piece which at its best (for instance in the well-observed Christmas party episode) succeeds in making the familiar comically exaggerated...

The choreography draws on parkour as well as Frantic Assembly-like contact improvisation and ensemble work. Most of it is jaunty and energised; towards the end, though, there is a visceral depiction of the smothering demands of our always-on way of life."

See the whole review by clicking HERE


 

 

The Commuters was developed to enable us all to reflect upon the lives we each lead in the modern world. With mental health, anxiety and depression on the rise, how much is our culture enhancing the pressure placed upon us all to succeed? The Commuters is about self reflection and  small changes that are possible to make our lives happier. 

 

"They made the ordinary, extraordinary"

"Amazing stuff! Really skillfully done! "

"Their comedy and comedic timing was hilarious!"

 

OUR PARTNERS


ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND funded both the R&D 'The Profession' and the creation and tour of 'The Commuters'. 

GRAND THEATRE BLACKPOOL commissioned the development and tour of the production.

INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL FUTURES funded and supported the development stages of the production.

THE LOWRY were a supporting partner in the developing stages of the production.



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