Tue 8 - Wed 9 Apr 2014 | 8.30pm (60 mins) | £12/£10 (Behaviour day passes available for £20/£16, festival passes available for £48/£38)
Songs, stories, satire and silliness, Sh!t Theatre’s JSA (Job Seekers Anonymous) is a unique and humorous exploration of the (un)employment situation in the UK today. Part cabaret theatre piece, part sketch show, JSA has Sh!t Theatre (aka Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit) examining their own experiences of being on the dole and the political situation that surrounds it.
Through personal anecdotes, satirical comedy skits, and hilarious songs, the pair express the frustration of living as a well-educated but jobless young adult in 21st century Britain. With parts of the show always re-written in response to local audiences and current affairs, no two performances are quite the same. Join them for an evening of political satire par-excellence.
“You couldn’t get a clearer picture of the state we’re in.”
“Sh!t Theatre’s Job Seekers Anonymous is a vaudevillian hotch-potch; a mad passionate and likeable catastrophe.”
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