Benefit – A play by Sarah Woods

Three interwoven stories unlock the frustrations and passions of characters struggling with their bank balances, their addictions, their histories and their own sense of self. A coup in a 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.


This production uses forum theatre, a type of interactive theatre which empowers the audience to change the action that plays out in front of them. You will have the chance to debate, disagree and even participate with the production.

“Cardboard Citizens is a theatre company that must surely rank as being amongst the most genuinely life changing in the UK”
What’s On Stage

Cardboard Citizens is one of the world’s leading practitioners of forum theatre. They create productions bringing together diverse audiences in a variety of contexts with skillful facilitation so that everyone can have their say.

Visit the Cardboard Citizens website for full details and dates.

A play by Sarah Woods
Produced by Cardboard Citizens
22nd & 23rd April, Z Arts, Manchester



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