Touring to Manchester’s Z-Arts centre next Wednesday and Thursday is Benefit, from Cardboard Citizens, a play exploring the welfare system, depicting three jobseekers and their struggles.
Cardboard Citizens make theatre with and for homeless people, and three of the four cast have themselves experienced homelessness. One member, Mark Lockyer, was an actor with a steady career for 23 years before a breakdown caused him to lose everything –Benefit is his first show in seven years.
In the second part of the performance, the action replays with a difference – the audience can intervene and change the outcome.
Tickets £8, £6 concs. Call box office 0161 2326089 or see www.z-arts.org