Close to Home: The Cuts
Scripted by Annecy Hayes
This new documentary play brings together compelling and unflinching personal testimonies from some of the people hardest hit by the cuts.
“I can take a lot, but then to also be broke, as well as to be very ill. You get to the point where you’re like ‘well, I’m just a burden’”. Sharon, 30
The current programme of ‘austerity measures’ implemented by the coalition government will see the deepest cuts to public services since the 1920s. 2012 may have been the year of the Jubilee celebrations and the London Olympics, but it has also been the year that the spending cuts have really hit home.
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The play was launched on Septmeber 11 at the Union Chapel, London.
Directed by Annecy Hayes, and with musical accompaniment by Ewan Mclennan.
Original cast included: Ruth Gibson, Neshah Hines, Nyah Hines, Sohm Kapila, Rebecca Peyton, Alexis Rodney, Ross Waiton.