Necessary Work is William's first play, and premiered at the Matchstick Theatre, London, in July 2021. It was also selected for the NO: Intermission Festival, Sydney.
Prime Minister Tobias Quantick is tired of Downing Street. Overworked and unpopular, the slick centrist has dashed the hopes of a generation. So when Tobias discovers an algorithm for perfect governance, the choice is clear. Be the most disappointing PM in history, or put a super computer in charge of everything. Led by the machine’s perfect decisions, Tobias rebuilds Britain and is loved once more. But when the algorithm takes a dark new twist, Tobias must decide if the truth is really worth it.