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A comically absurd and quietly shattering journey to the heart of our tolerant and fair society. Serge stands before us. He has a performance to give. But why is he here? What is he claiming has happened to him? And what has Willy Wonka got to do with it?

22 November 2017  -  31 January 2018
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the claim

Explore the Sukkot: Seeking Shelter installation after hours and enjoy art installations, crafts and talks inspired by themes of journeys, migration and shelter.

22 November 2017  -  22 December 2017
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What the f**k is a ‘national identity’? And what exactly constitutes a ‘nation’?

11 November 2017  -  12 November 2017
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Xavier De Sousa

A young man, Twistov, has gone missing in London. Inspired by Charles Dickens’ OLIVER TWIST and the experience of migrant communities currently living in UK cities, TWISTOV explores identity and home and who we become if both are taken away from us

30 October 2017  -  18 November 2017
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Twistov

Umma Hamido’s On Akka’s Shore is an audio visual artistic reflection of one person’s journey from a Palestinian Refugee Camp to London.

02 November 2017  -  02 November 2017
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On Akka's Shore

Led by Amit Lahav, Gecko’s latest creation is inspired by the complexities of human nature: the struggle between love and anger, creation and destruction, community and isolation. In a blur of wedding dresses and contractual obligations, our extraordinary ensemble of international performers will guide audiences through a dystopian world in which we are all brides, wedded to society.

17 January 2018  -  03 March 2018
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The Wedding

The Croydon Avengers unique style blends comic book visuals with action-packed martial arts to tell a funny, powerful story of terrorist threats, heroism and true friendship in an England that seems frightened of anyone who’s different.

03 November 2017  -  04 November 2017
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Three Women, Two Children, One Story… A compelling and uplifting story about motherhood, homeland and the power of love, told with insight, warmth, and humour.

31 October 2017  -  12 November 2017
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Yorkshire and Humberside

An impassioned call to arms, a play and a campaign: ‘TANJA’ is a dramatic meta-theatrical exploration of immigration detention centres starring Emily Ntshangase-Wood – a former Yarl’s Wood detainee.

07 November 2017  -  23 November 2017
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London

A unique collaboration between puppet theatre company Box Tale Soup and refugee music collective Stone Flowers.

24 September 2017  -  24 September 2017
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Gone wide

In a radical reimagining of Charles Dickens’ classic novel, we follow one refugee’s journey, buffeted between borders and bad company. Twist transforms Oliver’s struggle for sanctuary into a modern tale framed by the global crisis fast defining the 21st century.

14 September 2017  -  21 November 2017
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​ Tea and Good Intentions, by Instinct Theatre is a very British comedy about a Syrian refugee who comes to England and the excitement of the middle-aged ladies in a very sheltered village who play host to him. Hilarity and heartbreak ensues as this unlikely pair start to mean far more to each other than they intended.

26 September 2017  -  27 August 2017
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Over a two week period, a company of 40 young artists, including actors, singers, dancers, musicians and writers, have explored the experiences of refugees, using this as the inspiration to write, create and perform their exciting piece of original musical theatre, No Place Like Home.

18 August 2017  -  18 August 2017
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