Working for Mammon is a comedy drama about the London Riots of 2012 when the city seemed to go mad for a week and every shop with training shoes got looted. It concerns a teacher defeated by life who shelters a sixteen-year-old girl on the run from the police and a drug dealer who finds in her joy for life a new meaning to go on.
Roy Smiles plays include Ying Tong - A Walk with The Goons, Pythonesque, Kurt & Sid and Year Of The Rat (all published by Oberon Books), Stand Up, Bombing People, Schmucks, Lunatics' Tango, The Last Pilgrim, Roberto Calvi Is Alive & Well and The Promised Land. He has won two Guinness Fringe Awards and was short-listed for Best Play at the Off West Awards in 2001. He had a writing attachment to the National Theatre in 2001. His book on comic influences: Funny People is also published by Oberon Books.