New Earth Theatre and Storyhouse in association with Arcola Theatre present


by Joanne Lau

“It’s not stealing if it’s from a dead person.”

Hours before their mother’s funeral, the Yeung siblings gather in the family home for the first time in years, only to discover their inheritance is missing. With seemingly only £44 cash to her name and the house due to be repossessed, where has all the money gone? Tensions escalate as they race to find it, uncovering ugly truths and shocking family secrets along the way. 

Inspired by true events, WORTH takes a darkly comic look at family loss and sibling rivalry. Straddling two cultures, this biting new comedy asks the question – where do you put your worth?

Developed under New Earth Theatre’s Professional Writers Programme and supported by Arts Council England.

Running Time: Approx 110 mins (including interval)
Age Guidance: 14+
Content warning: Contains themes of death and generational trauma. References to child abuse, sexual abuse and drug misuse. This play also includes loud noises and swearing.

7 - 29 April
Arcola Theatre
24 Ashwin St,
London E8 3DL

5 - 20 May
Hunter St,
Chester CH1 2AR

London dates

Post Show Q&A with playwright Joanne Lau on 18 April
Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm
Saturday matinees at 2.30pm
Enhanced by Extant + Touch Tour on 19 April 5.30pm
Celebration night 22 April 7:30pm
Relaxed performance 25 April 7.30pm
BSL interpreted performance 26 April 7.30pm

Chester dates

5 May 7:30pm
6 May 7:30pm
9 May 7:30pm
10 May 7:30pm
12 May 7:30pm
13 May 2:00pm
18 May 7:30pm
19 May 7:30pm
20 May 7:30pm and Live streamed

Read writer Joanne Lau's blog post on creating WORTH here

Listen to series 3 of our podcast that goes behind the scenes of WORTH here



Writer Joanne Lau
Director Mingyu Lin
Designer Moi Tran
Lighting Designer Jai Morjaria
Sound Designer and Composer Nicola T Chang
Movement Director Iskandar إسكندر Ramzi bin Sharazuddin
Fight Director Alexandra Kataigida
Associate Designer Mona Camille
Lighting Associate Luca Panetta
Costume Supervisor Ezra Barnard
Sound Associate Murong Li
Dramaturg Caroline Jester
Production Manager Helen Morris
Company Stage Manager Suzie Foster
Deputy Stage Manager Alexandra Kataigida
Assistant Stage Manager (Book Cover) Jess Senanayake
Assistant Stage Manager Rose Hockaday

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