Online theatrical experience


We have sadly had to cancel Incoming Festival this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and are delighted to be able to present work_from_home as an entirely free, online theatrical experience. 

Before Coronavirus, we were working all the time, we were worried about the gig economy and burnout, and now everything’s stopped. Now everyone is working on their sourdough starters, trying to be productive, feeling scared, trying to get going again.

work_from_home is an interactive play performed entirely by participants on a Zoom call, about when things stop working. It is an entirely new, digital, interactive adaptation of Nathan Ellis’ play work.txt, which was nominated for an Innovation Award at VAULT Festival 2020

You will log on, you will do nothing, you will contribute, you will be essential. 

Presented by New Diorama Theatre and Incoming Festival, this production is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


On Wednesday 1 July the 8.30pm performance will be captioned by our regular captioner Alex Romeo from Stagetext. To view the captions select the 'CC' button on Zoom. 

Quotes & Reviews


★★★★ "Mixing existential soul-searching with wry comedy, this is an adventurous production starring its viewers" The Guardian 

“Fascinating, and quite fun too… it has a level of emotion that is so cleverly curated that it catches you off guard” - Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor

“A really beautiful way to bring people together. Such clever theatre and left feeling strangely fuzzy.”- Audience Member

The Company

Performers: The Audience
Text and Concept: Nathan Ellis
Creative Producer: Emily Davis 
Technical Stage Manager: Harry Halliday
Music and Sound Design: Tom Foskett-Barnes
Dramaturgy: Sam Ward and Ben Kulvichit
Additional Dramaturgy: Charlotte Fraser, Grace Venning

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Cast & Creatives



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