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    Share new writing with schools across the UK.

    Scrounge is the story of Carol, a disabled mother, reapplying for welfare. Her daughter and carer, Hannah, is doing her best to support her mother and her friend, Abby - who has a new job assessing disabled applicants for the DWP.

    This political theatrical script is important for young people to read and discuss, as it confronts our idea of "the deserving poor vs the fair and wise scrutiny of the government" and reveals a system that hurts people.

    "Scrounge is a seething piece of theatre that looks its foes dead in the eye as it mercilessly takes them down... this is a gutturally angry work of realism." - Norwich Radical

    "Plunges you into reality with fantastically written characters and a clearly broken system... it is impossible not to be moved." - Iceni Post

    Scrounge was shortlisted for the Snoo Wilson Award in 2018. To find out about upcoming adaptations, follow Amie M Marie on Facebook .

    "With extraordinary openness... [Marie is] a person who makes theatre to make change." - Concrete

    Scrounge focuses on the horrendous impact that the Conservative government has had on disabled people via the notoriously troubled Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Essentially a welfare cut, the move from DLA to PIP traumatises disabled people and has claimed the lives of thousands in the UK.

    This play was written based on new reports, verbatim ableism, and in combination with the author's experiences with the DWP.

    The play is available for £9.99 per copy at Waterstones, Barnes & Nobel, and Amazon.

    "I would quite like to tie a few selfish MPs to some seats and make them listen to the effects of their heartlessness on real people." - Norwich Eye

    The aim of this fundraiser is to cover the cost of postage to schools and libraries, as well as the total cost to print physical copies of Scrounge.

    Zero profit will be retained by the author or publishing house through this fundraiser: all monies received through this fundraiser will be used in the aforementioned ways.

    If you would like to nominate your school or library, leave a comment and tell us how many copies of Scrounge we ought to send them!

    Check out the updates below to see which schools and libraries have been supplied with brand new copies of Scrounge.

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