Finborough Theatre’s production of Scrounger

The Finborough Theatre have just released another production online as part of their #FinboroughForFree programme.

SCROUNGER by Athena Stevens

Performance from world premiere production at the Finborough Theatre in January 2020.

★★★★ Four Stars, Time Out
★★★★ Four Stars, London Living Large
★★★★ Four Stars, Close-Up Culture

Nominated for 6 OffWestEnd Awards and a London Pub Theatres Standing Ovation Award.

On the streets of Elephant and Castle, everyone likes to make speculations about Scrounger. She needs help, she must not be aware of the complexities of the world, she is sent from the demons to torture her mum… at least according to her Nigerian Uber driver.

Scrounger doesn’t care. A successful online personality, she’s got more power from her bedroom than anyone on the Southwark estates could dream of. She’s educated, she’s ballsy, and with a huge network of online allies, Scrounger is a woman who knows how to make change happen.

That is, until an airline destroys her wheelchair.

Inspired by real events and a lawsuit initiated by Stevens herself, Scrounger drives towards the realities of how Britain is failing its most vulnerable and the extreme cost paid by those seeking justice.

Available from the Finborough Theatre’s YouTube channel from 9am on 1 August until midnight on 3 August, and again from 9am-midnight on 31 August.

More about the original Finborough Theatre production here.


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