rob steal swindle

8 - 10 Mar

by Asa Haynes

8 - 10 Mar

Director Shane Dempsey
Set and Costume Designer Natalie Jackson
Lighting Designer Paul Micah

Set at a very unusual recruitment company, rob steal swindle examines what happens when young people are pushed to accept low pay – and then pushed too far… When adult society has no place for you, what does it mean to be an adult in our society?

An absurdist black comedy specially commissioned by Mountview, rob steal swindle is wild, inventive and shocking.

We don’t want to give away any spoilers for shows, but understand that some content may cause distress for audiences. If there are certain themes or content that you would find particularly upsetting, we encourage you to contact us before viewing to find out more about the show – please email

rob steal swindle features strong language, violent scenes, flashing lights, haze and strobe lighting.

Mountview require all audience members aged 11+ to wear a face covering inside the building, including the auditorium and foyer, unless an exemption applies.

We strongly recommend that audience members carry out an LFD test in advance and ask that if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 you do not attend. View our COVID-19 Audience FAQs.

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Booking Info


Tue 8 Mar, 7.15pm
Wed 9 Mar, 7.15pm
Thu 10 Mar, 2.15pm
Thu 10 Mar, 7.15pm

Please check the timing of your chosen performance carefully.

Full Price £15
Concession (Under 18/Student/Over 65) £12
Southwark Presents Cardholder £10

Backstage Theatre, Mountview, 120 Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JT

To Book

020 8881 2201

Industry Bookings

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Asa Haynes


Asa is a writer and actor from South London. He trained as an actor at Mountview and graduated in 2018.

Some of Asa’s previous works include: I... (Tristan Bates Theatre) and The Shipwright (Vaults Festival 2021), RACISM: an unfocused theatre essay of some sort (Vaults Festival 2020), Words I’ve Said (co-written with Jesse Batson) (Iris Theatre at the Actors Church) and exile (short film, Mountview) 2021.

Shane Dempsey


Shane trained as a director at E15 and the National Theatre Studio.

His work as a director includes The Non-Stop Connolly Show and critically acclaimed Continuity (Finborough), About Last Night and Seven Jewish Children (Arcola), The Master and Margarita (Bussey Building) and The Bay (Theatre503 and Te Pooka, Edinburgh).

As an assistant he worked on Translations (NT) and Shining City (Theatre Royal Stratford East).

He ran Stagecraft, one of Ireland’s leading youth theatres. He is also the founding member of Fragments.

He has led workshops in New York, Shanghai, Bangkok, Moscow and Beijing.

Natalie Jackson

Set and Costume Designer

Natalie trained as a designer at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She works as designer, costume supervisor and assistant designer for theatre, ballet and musicals.

Design credits include: Human: Lady Macbeth (ballet - New National Theatre, Tokyo), DNA (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch), Boudica (Clifftown Theatre), The Last 5 Years (Buxton Opera House).

Assistant costume supervisor credits include: Book of Dust (Bridge Theatre) and Magic Goes Wrong (Apollo Theatre).

Paul Micah

Lighting Designer

Paul is a freelance lighting designer based in London. He has worked extensively as a lighting designer and technician in theatre, dance, children’s productions, Asian arts and art exhibitions.

He has toured throughout the UK and Europe working on theatre productions as well as smaller art funded pieces performed in the Fringe.

Most recent shows for lighting design include The Canterbury Tales (Spain national tour), Two Brothers and One World Cup (UK national tour), The Crossing (Mosaic Festival) and A Thousand Faces (Riverside Studios).

Beth Duke

Sound Designer

Beth Duke is a theatre sound designer and composer. She is currently a resident Sound Designer at the Almeida Theatre.

She was recently nominated for the Evening Standard & TikTok Future Theatre Creators Award as one of the top six audio designers in the UK.

Credits include J’ouvert (Harold Pinter Theatre), One Jewish Boy (Trafalgar Studios/West End/UK tour), Scenes with Girls, Living Newspaper (Royal Court Theatre), Deathdrop (Garrick Theatre), Reimagining (Almeida Theatre), New Views(Dorfman Theatre/National Theatre).

As associate - A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Tobacco Factory), Dust (New York Theatre Workshop).

Screen includes: Gaixia [as sound recordist], Hydrangea [as composer], Wistia - Show Business [as SFX editor], BBC J’Ouvert [as Sound Designer], VYNE advert [as SFX editor].

rob steal swindle Creatives


Fight Director
Marcello Marascalchi

Voice Coach
Gemma Maddock

Movement Support
Sachi Kimura

Assistant Director
Phoebe Rowell John
MA Theatre Directing student

rob steal swindle Crew


Production Manager
Alysha Laviniere

Deputy Production Manager
Cory Duffill

Wardrobe Supervisor
Kate Page

Stage Manager
Alice Winter

Deputy Stage Manager
Emily Darley †

Rehearsal Assistant Stage Manager
Alex Johnson †

Assistant Stage Managers
Emily Mead
Jude Merritt †

Production Electrician
Tahleesha Stone †

Assistant Production Electrician
Jonathan Wing †

Lighting Programmer
Alec Whyborn †

Programming Mentor
Monty Hoffmann

Assistant Production LX & LX Crew 2
Yann Rigotti †

Production Sound Engineer
Wayne Harris

Assistant Production Sound Engineer
Jeremie Ndombasi †

Lead Carpenter
Daniel Cheyne

Deputy Lead Carpenter
Tom Barnett

Lead Scenic Artist / Prop Maker
Amelia Thomson

Deputy Scenic Artist / Prop Maker
Sofia Ejderos

Scenic Artist / Ollie
Piper Ashworth ‡

Scenic Artist / Herbert Head
Leonie Elliott ‡

Scenic Artist / Bear Head
Megan Elliott ‡

Scenic Artist / Giraffe Head
Emily Gray ‡

Scenic Artist / Spot Head
Alex Holl ‡

Scenic Artists / Theodore Mascot Head
Christine Moon ‡

† FdA/BA Theatre Production Arts student
‡ Scenic Art and Prop Making student