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Dance and Theatre

By Cat Looby. Theatre Delicatessen have curated a week-long festival from 17th to 24th June, at the Old Library in Camberwell, to celebrate Refugee Week 2017. The festival programme will include numerous theatre performances, dance, live music, discussion panels, participatory workshops, family activities and much more. What does it mean to be at home? How […]


Communication workshop with Anima Theatre Company, by Henry Anima. The Workshop As part of our current project, /The Sleeper/, we are looking to run two days of workshops for refugees on the theme of ‘Communication’. The workshop will be practical and explore how we speak without language. We have experienced workshop leaders and an Arabic […]


From Australia, performance-maker Zsuzsi Soboslay writes: In November 2016 I created The Compassion Plays to honour the experience of refugees. I based its structure on the medieval Passion Plays, where Death calls Everyman to take the journey (‘towards judgment’) we all share. But perhaps in our century, the shared journey is into exile: There is […]


1st March 2017

Thanks to everyone who presented and participated in the dance/movement, refugees and migration event on 28 February. And many thanks to Greenwich Dance for hosting. We’ve set up a special mailing list so that we can stay in touch. If you weren’t there but would like to be added to the list, email It […]


Casting Workshop – Call out for Performer/Deviser/ Puppeteers for The Interlude by Maison Foo Maison Foo are in the middle of making a new show…THE INTERLUDE….a show about a new place, a place that exists in between where you once belonged, a place faraway, a place unknowable. The interlude is a new devised piece of […]

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Call out for Performers/Collaborators SBC Theatre are Hannah Butterfield, Rosie MacPherson and John Tomlinson. They are the UK’s first Theatre Company of Sanctuary and are Associate Artists at Cast, Doncaster. They are looking for two performers and collaborators for a new, devised theatre work (Dis)Place, supported by Arts Council England. Currently in the research & […]


9th November 2016

By Tolu Agbelusi. At 14, I moved to the UK from Nigeria with my family. The dream was far more exciting than the reality of attending school with a different accent, in a different country, with people who thought and verbalised various assumptions, including that I must have been living in trees because that’s what […]

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Audition call out for Theatre-Rites Site-Specific Production Theatre-Rites is creating an exciting new site-specific production in Manchester for July 2017 and are currently looking to cast Manchester or London based performers to join an ensemble cast of 7. They are looking for: Dancers Physical theatre performers Performer musicians Puppeteer Performers You must be highly skilled in […]


20th October 2016

By Mark Hibbett. ‘All In The Same Boat’ is a new piece of collaborative storytelling created by Lost City Writers, an international group of emerging writers who first met on the MA in Playwriting And Screenwriting at City University. This is our third group show and we decided to try and tackle the subject of […]

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9th October 2016

By Tom Mansfield, Upstart Theatre. Phone Home is a piece of theatre about migration, communication and Europe – and what it means to call somewhere home. It’s a collaboration between three theatre companies: Upstart Theatre in London, of which I’m the artistic director; Pathos Theater in Munich; and Highway Productions in Athens. Phone Home seeks […]

Phone Home

Dear Home Office: a lesson in overcoming fears of making Political Theatre at the Fringe By Rosanna Jahangard – Co-Artistic Director, Phosphoros Theatre “Can theatre ever change the world?” asks Joyce McMillan in The Scotsman writing about the shortlisted plays for the 2016 Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. It’s a question that reminds me […]

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13th September 2016

By Hannah Butterfield from SBC Theatre. In the week that we (SBC Theatre) prepare to open the tour of ‘TANJA’ there is set being delivered, lighting plans being finalised, team members settling into digs for the week, people are buying tickets and I’m… I’m pausing. I’m pausing to reflect on the process of making this […]


An interview by Journeys Festival International. Ahead of the World Premiere of Burning Doors at Curve in Leicester, 23 – 27 August, Natalia Kaliada, co-founding Artistic Director of Belarus Free Theatre, gave Journeys Festival International an insight into life in the dictatorial state of Belarus, and the incredible motivation behind their latest production. Tell us […]


12th August 2016

Theatre with unaccompanied minors goes to the Edinburgh Fringe. A guest post by Kate Scarlett Duffy The audience filter in and take their seats. The lights go down and we take our positions onstage. I take a deep breath: my name is Kate, I live in Kilburn, my country is… UK. Over the top I […]


Workshop Programme : Open Call (London) Open call for refugees/migrants/individuals with some experience of displacement or exile to take part in a free workshop programme in August 2016 about the future. This month, Sarha Collective and The Paper Project will be offering a series of free workshops to refugees/asylum­seekers/migrants in London. The aim is for this to […]