Work Show looks at the power of heritage, memory and music in the setting of the factory floor.


Thanks for joining us. It’s great to have your company, we really appreciate it. Got some classic hits coming your way to ease you through the day . . .

Roar of industrial sewing machines. Flood of FM radio. Music bursts you open and has its way with you on the factory floor.

As the tea bell shrieks, Whitney Houston turns up to help out and the boys from Aerosmith do what they can with the emotional heavy lifting.

I guess there’s just heaps of different people in the country now and that’s alright – that’s, that’s, that’s fine. As long as they, you know . . .

[Louise O’Dwyer] delightfully deadpan

– The Age

 . . . highly original, playful and slightly disturbing.

– Kate Kingsmill, Artshub (on Katherine Connolly)

Directed by Vanessa Chapple

Written by Katherine Connolly with development by director and cast.


Katherine Connolly

Louise O’Dwyer

Bruce Woolley

Jalen Holmes

Tim Ratcliffe

Live music performed by Elissa Michell

Set and Costume design by Pia Guilliatt

Technical design and operation by Tim Ratcliffe

Image by Michael Camilleri



Feb 8 – 18



Wed 6.30pm | Thu, Fri, Sat 7.30pm | Sun 4pm

Approx. 1 hour 10 min


La Mama Courthouse 349 Drummond St, Carlton


Tickets Info/

Full $30 Concession  $20

Phone Booking/

03 9347 6142