Three Pay Days  at Sanctuary Theatre , Belfast on Wed 31 Jul
Three Pay Days  at Sanctuary Theatre , Belfast on Wed 31 Jul

Wed 31 Jul 2024 at 5:30PM

Three Pay Days

by EastSide Partnership


Sanctuary Theatre , Belfast


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Written by Alice Malseed
Directed by Paula McFetridge
Produced by Kabosh & EastSide Arts 

Just Three Pay Days from it all fading away 

Anna’s been working hard to get back on her feet.
She’s can’t catch a break since COVID pulled the rug from under her.   

She’s working in a café over in South Belfast.  Boss is nice enough, with her expensive perfume and shiny white trainers, but the money isn’t great.  Not great for Anna anyway.  On top of the café, the boss is raking it in through her AirBnB side-hustle.  So, there is enough money to go around. It’s just not going around. 
Whilst navigating bills and childcare costs, Anna’s stuck in a dodgy rental with damp walls and a leaking roof, wondering what needs to change for the money to trickle down.
The boss could easily afford to pay her properly. 
The landlady could easily make the house more habitable.
But they know there are plenty of workers and tenants out there.  Ones who will stay quiet to keep food on the table and any sort of a roof over their heads. 
And what about the government?  Surely they can do better than the 13+ years of austerity that has pushed so many in Belfast to the edge? 

Jesus said “feed the hungry, lift the lowly, send the rich away.”
That was over 2000 years ago, can our government not get a grip?
From the producer of Not On Our Watch, and the writer of The Half Moon, Three Pay Days is a searing portrayal of the human cost of austerity within a rigged social security system.

Commissioned by EastSide Arts with funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Commissioning Fund. 
Presented with funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland,



Wed 31 July 2024
5:30PM - 6:45PM
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Sanctuary Theatre
1a Castlereagh St
United Kingdom


Attendees must be over the age of 14. A valid, government issued photographic ID is required for entry.