Short Change

Short Changed

Pete doesn’t tell anyone he went to private school.
Tess is a full time carer for her disabled mother.
Warren is applying for volunteering opportunities to build up his CV.
Damien is trying to pay the bills and put food on the table.
Laura just needs a job.

Do you ever get the feeling that if you’d made a different choice, your life would have taken a different path? Does the hand you are dealt by your parents as a child, define your destiny as an adult? Is there a choice if there is only one option? Does money give you access to more opportunities?

The People’s Company present a bold new production which provokes us to ask the questions we dare not ask. Inspired by real stories, prepare to examine the cost of privilege, whether we get a choice in our future and how much control do we really have over our own destiny? Directed by Christopher Gorry, this devised piece will draw on material generated from the People’s Company.

Short Changed was performed in The Drum from the 30th June – 2nd July 2016.