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Credit

COVID-19 We originally planned to perform this show on the 27/28 April 2020 at Alphabetti Theatre, but had to cancel due to COVID-19. We hope to have new dates soon.

Based on real stories and experiences of people who are living on Universal Credit – the latest and biggest change to the benefits system. 

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 whether we have a welfare safety net anymore and about how all of us, our family members and fellow citizens are affected. We want you to be inspired to decide what the welfare state should look like for our community. 

After the show there will be a discussion with some of the most exciting thinkers on the welfare state. 


Laura Lindow – Writer

Brad McCormick – Director

Christina Dawson & Cooper McDonough – Performers

Anna Reid – Designer 

Roma Yagnik – Composer

Rachel Glover – Production & Stage Manager


Cap-a-Pie has made ‘Credit’ in collaboration with Newcastle University, Teesside University, Gateshead Council, Newcastle Council, Citizens Advice Gateshead, Your Voice Counts, Oasis Community Housing, Women’s Health in South Tyneside, Changing Lives and Larkspur House, Fuse. 

This show has been funded by Newcastle University via the Population and Health Sciences Institute, Institute for Social Science and Catherine Cookson Foundation; Using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England; and Gateshead Council.