This your chance to see our latest production, wherever you are, wherever you live!
Visit this page just before 7:30pm on 2nd June to watch the play that audiences are calling "absolutely spellbinding…powerful and amazing."
Benefit explores the lives of three ‘job-seekers’ and the pressures their status puts on them and those around them.
English graduate Rosa is haunted by the history of her Chilean family, Craig suffers from a sex addiction that is destroying his relationship, and Patrick is rendered near-speechless by his inability to understand the Kafka-esque world into which he is thrust seeking support. By telling the stories of these individual true-to-life struggles, Benefit looks at the impact of austerity and asks how we can best deal with the world we are now in.
The show has been touring the country since March, visiting theatres, hostels, prisons and day centres from Canterbury to Glasgow to Belfast to Aberystwyth. We are proud of our work and want as many people as possible to see it!
Want to watch the show together? Here's how:
- Link a laptop up to a projector if you have one.
- Alternatively, link your laptop to the TV via a HDMI cable.
- Or gather a group around your PC or tablet.
Your group can then get involved and participate in the forum theatre piece via Twitter (using the hashtag #BenefitPlayLive) and through a chat room on the website.
The Benefit trailer will be available here on the afternoon of the 2nd June so that you can check sound levels before the show starts. During the second half of the show you will also be able to participate in the forum in the comment box which will appear below.
Please note that this show is suitable for people aged 16+.
During the forum after the interval
To join the conversation scroll down and enter your name as a guest user. No need to sign in, just type your name and let us know whereabouts in the world you are. Post your responses or suggestions and during the forum you may get to change the outcome for one of our three characters!