The Invisible, Bush Theatre, for TheatreCat.com

“When I was growing up the poor were seen as unfortunates. Now they’re seen as manipulative. Grasping. Scroungers. It’s very sad.” So reflects Shaun (Niall Buggy), a charming, penniless old Irishman with more than a touch of the blarney, facing yet another Kafka-esque nightmare negotiating with the sullen, unyielding bosom of our Housing and Benefits systems in Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s The InvisibleThe Invisible reminds us that, inside those synthetic statistics, thousands of real individuals – vulnerable, defenceless and alone – uniquely suffer the consequences of each government’s so-called solutions.

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Save Legal Aid protest, Westminster, March 2014. Photo: Chris Becket (Creative Commons)

Save Legal Aid protest, Westminster, March 2014. Photo: Chris Becket (Creative Commons)

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