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The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs - Waterloo East Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE AGONY and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, by Mike Daisy, recieves its London premiere at Waterloo East Theatre, where it runs from February 5 to February 24, 2013.

The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs is described as an hilarious and harrowing tale of pride, beauty, lust and industrial design in which audiences discover how the former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, and his obsessions continue to shape our lives.

They can follow the trail all the way to China to investigate the factories where millions toil to make our iPhones, iPads and iPods.

Mike Daisey’s sharp script, performed by Edward Fromson, takes audiences on a journey that shines a light on our love affair with our devices and the human cost of creating them.

Director Nasser Memarzia said: “This latest, meticulously revised version of Daisy’s work is distilled and all the more powerful for its honesty and the passion behind it. Seldom do you come across a piece of social commentary that so intricately expresses the writer’s personal experience with such universal relevance.

“It speaks with authority and to our delight, keeps his sense of humour throughout. With my own background and roots, the piece conjures up deep rooted empathy and I’m looking forward to bringing it to life for the London audience.”

The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs is produced by David Adkin in association with the Waterloo East Theatre.

Tickets: £12/10. Previews (February 5 and 6) £10. Pay What You Can Night is Tuesday, February 12. Tickets available from the box office on 020 7928 0060 or online at

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Sunday at 4pm.

Dorothy in Oz runs at Waterloo East Theatre from February 26 to March 17, 2013.