Celia Dugua in association with Shout In The Dark, Kabnis Productions, Claire Evans & Park Theatre presents the World Premiere of

Happy To Help

By Michael Ross

Directed by Roxy Cook

★ ★ ★ ★  "An engaging and perceptive new play that gives a fascinating insight into the workings of major retailers" - The Reviews Hub

★ ★ ★ ★  "amusing, slick production" - London Theatre 1

★ ★ ★ ★ "A sharp comedy that will make all us cogs in the machine laugh." - Plays to See

"an absolute F***ing rollercoaster" - North Four 

An acerbic new comedy about how we’ve become a nation of shop assistants.

A destitute farmer sells his land to the supermarket chain that drove him out of business.

Fifteen years later and a bustling supermarket stands on the same spot. UK managing director Tony is coming to work undercover at the store for a week. Branch manager Vicky is determined to give him a more grimly authentic experience than he’d ever dared wish for. Shelf-stacker Josh dreams of escape and rock stardom. Union organiser Elliot dreams of Josh. By Friday, nothing will ever be the same for them again.

Developed with Park’s Script Accelerator Programme and shortlisted for the 2015 Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize.

This show is supported by the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation.


‘Happy To Help by Michael Ross’ - Trailer from Mann Bros. on Vimeo.

Michael Ross & Shout in the Dark

“ ...it’s Ross’s humour that makes the play really exciting. Intelligent and genuinely subversive, this comedy has an energy that indicates how much the writer has to say.
Once A Week Theatre

“...fun, sparky and full of ideas.”

The Stage

“fluid, clever writing”

British Theatre Guide

For more information on the team and the show, please visit the production website.