Employ Me, You Cowards!

Spoken Word (poetry, storytelling)

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  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
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Why would a poet have LinkedIn? And why does Ross’s say he’s 'an ideas man'? When asked this in an interview, he panics, but somehow he gets the job. However, as soon as he starts, questions of his own appear. Like, why is there a maze in the basement? And why do his colleagues move in strange patterns around the office? Constantly afraid of being fired and increasingly obsessed with LinkedIn, his reality begins to fragment. He works, he writes and somewhere along the way the line between admin and art begins to blur.

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  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: There is lift access to the performance space. If not taking the lift there are 14 steps into the performance space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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josephine beardon 26 days ago

Ross’s show was absolutely amazing. I am always a fan but this was a different league. Professional and polished. It’s the last night for it so if you know of anyone looking for something impressive with plenty laugh out loud moments but also heart breaking poignancy pass the word on.

Ali 26 days ago

Bit annoyed about this show because now I have to remember my LinkedIn sign in so I can endorse Ross for natural horsemanship. I enjoyed this, very hashtag relatable content for anyone who has ever tried to navigate the workplace, satisfying narrative, would endorse again.

Emma Chrystal 28 days ago

Amazing show! Still laughing at Ross jokes the next day - very relatable for anyone with a job or searching for a job! Would highly recommend going to watch.

Ross Sayers 31 days ago

Fantastically blurs the line between relatable and surreal, like Office Space as a psychological thriller. McCleary's stage presence is brilliant and you won't be bored for a second watching him do his thing.

tobias 32 days ago

If I could endorse this show on LinkedIn for A Great Time With A Special And Sweet Boy then I would. But I can't. This is a good show. It's about cowardice, employment, and mazes. Ross is pure energy and pure light. Enjoy him you cowards

Simon Brown 34 days ago

Despite its surreal nature, this show will be very relatable for anyone who's ever had a rubbish job. The jokes - which come thick and fast - may seem silly but have a lot of bite to them, and the poems, when they come, are surprisingly wistful. Get along while you can.

Sarah Smith 34 days ago

There are things I loved about this show that I'm still laughing about two days later - the lower case nature of cowardice, Ross taking his megaphone downstairs, 'an ideas man', an office full of Catherines. It's absurd and heartwarming and weirdly inspirational.

Caspian 34 days ago

Employ Me, You Cowards! was a ridiculously fun show that walked the line between relatable and surreal. If you've encountered Ross before you'll know that his work takes traditional expectations of spoken word and breaks them into tiny tiny pieces; his fringe show is no exception, a tale of job-hunting woe that alternates between the dull life of a temp and the manic imagination of an artist. Would definitely recommend, came away with the pamphlet and a long list of ideas to spice up my LinkedIn.

Martin 34 days ago

Went to this show hoping for some job interview top tips and advice on my LinkedIn profile. Unfortunately, the host isn't very tech savvy. His profile picture is the wrong way round! And he's obsessed with office partitions. Open plan, hello? Not a helpful TED talk for job hunting.

He was very funny mind, very funny.

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 28 days ago

Ross McCleary is a poet and performer with a problem when it comes to finding a job. He has a CV, a linkedin profile and an ability with words, but bringing all these things together seems to be an arduous task. Employ Me, You Cowards is a spoken word storytelling...

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