Dirty Work | Get Your Tickets Now | Indian Ink Theatre
Written By
Jacob Rajan & Justin Lewis
Justin Rogers, Josh Clark, Tessa Rao & Catherine Yates
Ticket Price
$25 - $59.99


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This comedy celebrates an unsung hero and tips the modern office on its head.   

In a toe-tapping twist there’s a different choir on stage every night, but none have read the script! 

Featuring contemporary hits from Aotearoa, India and a fresh take on classic tunes, this hilarious drama is elevated by the beauty and power of people harmonising in song. 

The computers are down and the big boss in India wants the impossible. A hapless middle manager, his unhelpful assistant and their chorus of office workers are making a mess of things. Which isn’t good news for the cleaner. 

Workplace hierarchies are shattered, class and culture clash and from the chaos emerges a different way to value one another. 

Born out of a collaboration with choral master John Rosser and leading choir Viva Voce, and featuring over 20 people on stage, Indian Ink take things up an octave in their biggest show ever. 

The company’s award-winning creative team continue to weave their magic. Jacob Rajan zooms in for a very special guest appearance, Justin Rogers returns following his brilliant performance in Mrs Krishnan’s Party and is joined by rising stars Tessa Rao and Catherine Yates, with music direction by Josh Clark. 

Don’t miss this world première that finds joy in the eternal toil of work. 

RUN TIME: 80 minutes (no interval)

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hugely funny

NZ Herald

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A meeting place of great creative choices: beautiful, funny, sad and true.


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a truly heartwarming and well-made show that I guarantee will make you smile.

Red Raven

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compelling and beautiful

Andrew Whiteside

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Two women sing holding folders of music in front of them, with more singers in the background on stage of the Dirty Work set.

Dirty Work: Singing in praise of the unsung hero

“It holds a mirror up to ourselves and gives a message we don’t often think about enough,” Rao says.

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Actor Tessa Rao stands in a yellow pant suit and black top with her mouth open in shock. Her hands are held out in confusion

Dirty Work Review

It’s a straightforward plot. An office full of largely anonymous workers support a larger offshore company by providing business-related (mostly financial) services.

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Dirty Work – Review

It is a truly heartwarming and well-made show that I guarantee will make you smile.

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