By Sweet Beef Theatre Company
Sweet Beef is an emerging queer theatre collective. We work as a collective to explore socio-political issues that affect us, with a healthy dose of audience interaction, comedy, dance and drag.
This spring, thanks to support from Zero Hours Justice, we took our show I Hate it Here on tour across the UK to regional theatres and community spaces in London, Basingstoke, Leeds, Manchester and Edinburgh.
Because of Zero Hours Justice’s support, we were able to offer free tickets to 140 zero hours contract workers and audience members who couldn’t otherwise afford to come along for every performance. For each show 10% of the tickets were given out through this FREE ticket scheme which meant the show was able to reach the people it was about!
It highlighted how much appetite there is for work to be something fulfilling and enjoyable but how rare they perceived that to be. Across the board our workshop participants gave fantastic feedback, some having never had the opportunity to do creative workshops like this before.
The tour was such a success that we’re planning another tour and a run at Edinburgh Fringe in 2024.
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