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The Readers

Electrocution, savage dogs, abusive residents and asbestos. Just another day on the job for meter readers Peter and Lachlan.

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Company: Belvoir’s 25A
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The Readers

Date: 19 Apr 2018

Who are the workers in Hi-Vis sneaking through our gates?

What has led them to be working there for $18.22 an hour, and why are they so grateful for their jobs – even when they’re risking electrocution, dog mauling, abusive residents and asbestos?

Meet Peter (John McNeill), an electricity meter reader working for Auspower, and shy newcomer Lachlan (Scott Smart), as they navigate the unexpected perils of reading meters in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.

Inspired by Smart’s real experiences on the job, this three-hander is a story of awkward friendship between workers, and the books they read (when they’re not reading meters).

Directed by Elizabeth Nabben, The Readers is the second in Belvoir’s 25A season in the Downstairs Theatre.

Click here for our review of its opening night.

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