• Lead Artists

    Sacha Wares, John Pring

  • UK 2021. 30min

  • Age recommendation


  • Language


Where to watch

6 to 17 October, 11AM to 9PM, in person at 26 Leake Street


Room 1 of the exhibition, previewing at LFF, records personal stories of disabled benefit claimants who died between 2010-2020. Combining verbal testimony, original music and ground-breaking volumetric capture, this exhibition invites audiences to contemplate close-up the human impact of austerity. Co-produced by English Touring Theatre, the National Theatre Immersive Storytelling Studio and Trial & Error, this powerful installation combines the skills of theatre/XR director Sacha Wares with the in-depth knowledge of John Pring, editor of Disability News Service.

Ulrich Schrauth

Age recommendation: 18+

Visual depictions of death and mental distress. Audio references to death, including suicide. See more detailed information about the content.

Full details of the Museum of Austerity accessibility provision.

  • Director

    Sacha Wares

  • Specialist Advisor

    John Pring

  • Editors

    Sacha Wares, John Pring

  • Composer

    Adrian Lee

  • Costume and Installation Designer

    Miriam Buether

  • Sound Designer

    Gareth Fry

  • Lighting Designer

    Prema Mehta

  • Movement Director

    Leon Baugh

  • Assistant Director

    Hana Pascal Keegan

  • Casting Director

    Amy Ball

  • Costume Supervisor and Stage Manager

    Shannon Martin

  • Stage Manager

    Alice Wood

  • Editor

    Ernest Protasiewicz

  • XR Development

    All Seeing Eye and Clarice Hilton

  • Research Partner

    Disability News Service

  • Volumetric Capture Partner

    Dimension Studios

  • Artist Wellbeing Practitioner

    Lou Platt

  • Production Companies

    ETT, National Theatre Immersive Storytelling Studio, Trial & Error

  • Executive Producers

    Sophie Scull, Richard Twyman, Toby Coffey, Sacha Wares

  • Producers

    Meg Fozzard, Andrew Hughes, Benjamin Smith

  • With Shango Baku, Jenny Bolt, Gerard McDermott, Katie Matsell, Zoe Matthew, S.J. O’Kane, Lindy Pieri, Elliot Pritchard, Naima Swaleh

  • Interviewees

    Mo Ahmed, Peter Carré, Imogen Day, Joy Dove, Nichole Drury, Jill Gant, Helen Marston Hullah, Dave Smith, Gill Thompson, Alison Turner

  • Supported by CreativeXR, a programme developed by Digital Catapult and Arts Council England.

    A Genesis Kickstart Fund project, supported by the Genesis Foundation. Co-Commissioned by BFI London Film Festival – LFF Expanded. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

  • Age Recommendation: 18+

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