Left My Desk

A show about caring.

“Really it would be cheaper for the tax payer if all the babies in care died and we paid for each one of them to have a horse-drawn funeral carriage”

Becca leaves the office at 8.56am. Uniform is waiting. They speed across the city, blues and twos blaring, on the trail of a missing woman. 

This is like a police drama! 

Except Becca is a social worker, and they never put social workers in police dramas.

Budgets across councils are at breaking point, making a difficult job increasingly impossible. Demand is high, wages are low, and burnout is common. Based on research, interviews and testimonial, Left My Desk is a play about social care in England today, exploring the crisis unfolding throughout our system. 

This production is supported by The New Diorama Theatre Emerging Companies Fund. 


Lost Watch formed in 2013 by Rianna Dearden, Olivia Hirst and Agnes Wild and have created 4 award-winning shows based on honest and gripping stories with no set rules of style or content.

Left My Desk is their newest production. Their previous shows Play for September, KATE, Goodstock and Flew The Coop have all gained critical acclaim and have toured nationally and internationally.

Twice WINNERS of the NSDF Emerging Artist Award
BEST ENSEMBLE Offie Nominated 2017
Lost Watch are a New Diorama Theatre Associate Ensemble. 

@LostwatchTC / www.lostwatchtheatre.co.uk


★★★★ "A testiment to the power of storytelling" The Stage on Flew The Coop

★★★★★ "this is engaging, this is moving, this is sad, and this is very, very funny" LondonTheatre1 on Flew The Coop

"Goodness, it's the kind of work I come to the fringe to see" Lyn Garnder