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Until 20:30 @ The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2
This time last year the UK Government rolled out their now infamous two-child cap and associated rape clause.
The policy caps child tax credits at two children. Independent research cited by The Joseph Rowntree Foundation suggests that 200,000 children will have been pushed into poverty by the changes. No family should ever be forced to choose between school shoes or putting food on the table.
There are a few exceptions to the rule. One – the rape clause – means that if a child is born as a result of rape then a woman can claim child tax credits for this child – she just has to fill out an 18 page [?] form and have it verified by a third party.
This clause shows a shocking disregard for the trauma experienced by rape victims and utter ignorance to the dynamics of rape in the context of an abusive relationship.
That we have a situation in 21st century Britain where a woman are forced to choose between disclosing rape – potentially for the very first time – and poverty is a disgrace. That austerity has resulted in 1 million Scots living in poverty – including about 230,000 children, 23%, living in relative poverty – and that 86% of these cuts have fallen on the shoulders of women is discriminatory. That the Tories continue to blame the poor for their poverty is callous.
They cut, and we bleed.
This time last year more than 500 people gathered in George Square to protest the UK Government’s callous two child cap and rape clause. We told them then that we weren’t going anywhere – now we show them.
*We want to make sure that this demonstration is accessible. The Mound is wheelchair accessible and the protest will be static. Volunteer stewards will be on hand and we will strive to make sure that seating is prioritised for those who need it. Please get in touch (details below) if there is more that we can do to make sure everyone can attend.*
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Gracie was born into a polygamous religious community, and brought across the US border to Canada at the age of eight, when her mother became the eighteenth wife of an elder there. A lively and irrepressible child, her world is full of faith and family, but by the time she is fifteen, and at marriageable age, she feels increasing pressure to conform…but will she ever dare to take the leap and step into the outside world?
A gripping and tender story about growing up in a religious cult by Joan MacLeod, winner of Canada’s most prestigious literary award, the Governor General’s Award.
This play is a work of fiction, inspired by Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) communities in Canada and the U.S. Gracie, and all other characters and the events mentioned in the play, are works of fiction as well.
Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 29, 30 April, 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 May
@ Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED
- Sunday and Monday evenings at 7.30pm
- Tuesday matinees at 2.00pm
- Performance Length: Approximately 90 mins with no interval.
- Tickets £18, £16 concessions
- Full booking information
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- Please note that latecomers cannot be admitted and tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded.
Buy tickets online at https://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/productions/2018/gracie.php?spektrix_bounce=true