A Life With PIP
Shop Front Theatre
August 12 2021
7.30pm – 8.30pm
A new short form work written and performed by Stephen Lightbown, as part of Theatre Absolute's artistic programme HUMANISTAN.
A new short form work written and performed by Stephen Lightbown. Stephen is a poet, wheelchair user and disability rights champion. His new work, A Life With PIP, explores his experiences of applying for the PIP (or Personal Independence Payment) disability benefit.
A Life With PIP was performed to a limited capacity live audience at the Shop Front Theatre on 12th August 2021 at 7.30pm, followed by an informal discussion with Stephen. A pre-recorded version of Stephen’s work has also been available to stream on Youtube from 12th August at 7.30pm. Please do watch it at the YouTube embedded above or go direct to the video on YouTube

Tickets were £10 or £8 concession, or you can watch online for free with the option to send a donation. 

Live Performance:
Theatre Absolute will be using the Difference Engine during the live performance. The Difference Engine is Talking Birds‘ discreet tool for making performances and events accessible to D/deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind or partially-sighted audience members by delivering captioning or audio description direct to their own mobile devices.
The live performance will be BSL interpreted. We will also be offering large print read-a-along guides.
There are 2 disabled parking bays outside the theatre. The theatre is on the ground floor.
Online Stream:
The pre-recorded online stream will be captioned and a read-a-long guide can be provided in advance.

If you required any further information, please do not hesitate to call Julia at Theatre Absolute on 07799 292957 or email julia@theatreabsolute.co.uk


Whilst we can no longer legally require the wearing of face masks within the Shop Front Theatre, we would urge our audiences, and visitors to continue to wear masks unless you are exempt. Similarly, all our creative team are being asked to continue wearing masks wherever possible. We feel there is still a significant risk, so we are doing everything we can to keep our team and audience safe at all times.