• Director

    Gareth Brierley

  • Country, Year, Length

    United Kingdom, 2020, 15:00

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format


  • Festival Year



A short dreamlike drama about power, loss, and loyalty.

People Show 138: Last Day follows HR manager Sidney, who, after thirty years of working at an industrial sock factory, faces a challenging dilemma that could affect the livelihood of his employees. We find him wandering around the now empty workplace haunted by the memories of his past colleagues, friends, and bosses. Throughout his journey, he is confronted head-on by the horrific consequences of his actions. Will he make the right choice at the end of his last day?

Starring Tyrone Huggins, George Khan, and thirty young performers from the University of Roehampton’s Drama, Theatre and Performance department.


Gareth Brierley  – Writer & Director
Fiona Creese – Writer & Assistant Director
Maya Willcocks – Producer
Tyrone Huggins – “Sidney”
George Khan – “Security Guard”

Director Biography

Gareth Brierley is an actor, writer, director, and theatre-maker based in London. He has worked as a Performer/writer for companies like the RSC, People Show, Stans Café, Manchester Royal Exchange, and Forced Entertainment. Most recently, he appeared in the short film Stanley Pickle, which won over 30 awards, and the award-winning web series Pitches. While working in devised theatre and making his own work, he has written over 80 shows. This includes the play Nice People that won the Brighton Festival Angel Award back in 2008 for Artistic Excellence and was shown on Sky Arts for a number of years. ​With his Company, White Rabbit, they have set up a night called “Are You Sitting Comfortably” in London, showcasing over 1000 writers and their short stories. As a long-standing member of People Show, he has helped devise many of their performances and was also the director of the company’s first film, The Jossers.