BENEFIT

by Sarah Woods

Pleasance Theatre & National Tour

Director  Adrian Jackson,  Designer  Lucy Sierra,  Lighting Designer  Elliot Griggs.

Director Adrian Jackson, Designer Lucy Sierra, Lighting Designer Elliot Griggs.

Three interwoven stories unlock the frustrations and passions of characters struggling with their bank balances, their histories and their own sense of self. A coup in a foreign country half a century ago, a disability that leaves a person isolated, and a sex addiction that’s destroying a relationship link three characters in a carefully crafted story about lives and loves and the social systems they have come to depend upon.

What is left to lose? What is left to gain? And when will equality and justice truly be served?

This production uses forum theatre, a type of interactive theatre which empowers the audience to change the action of the play. You will have the opportunity to debate, disagree and even participate in the show. Cardboard Citizens is one of the world's leading practitioners of forum theatre. The Company has been making life-changing theatre with homeless and marginalised people for over twenty years.