This event includeds a captioned recording of the play, with a 5 minute live introduction, followed by 30 minutes live Q&A.
Show One | 2pm, 16th September – Online preview and discussion with Patrick Butler (Guardian), Clive Davis (Welfare Rights Officer, Newcastle Council), Alison Dunn (Strategic Lead for Poverty and Inequality Gateshead Council & CEO of Citizens Advice Gateshead), chaired by Professor Liz Todd, Director, Institute of Social Science Newcastle University
Show Two | 7pm, 16th September – Online preview and discussion with Patrick Butler (Guardian), Laura Lindow (Writer), Alice Wiseman (Gateshead’s Director of Public Health), chaired by Professor Tracy Shildrick, Newcastle University
Credit, a new play by award-winning writer Laura Lindow is based on stories and experiences of people living on Universal Credit. With many more people moving onto Universal Credit as a result of COVID-19, the issues highlighted are now more important than ever.
Made alongside people who are claiming Universal Credit, support organisations and researchers ‘Credit’ is an honest picture of how people in the North East are dealing with the ongoing changes to the welfare system.
‘Credit’ will make you think about whether we have a welfare safety net anymore and how all of us, our family members and fellow citizens are affected. We want you to be inspired to think about what the welfare state should look like for our communities.
Live subtitles (remote) by STAGETEXT