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?
The University of East Anglia hosts a festival ‘losing and finding home: refugee history, memory and culture’. These events are spread over various dates (between 17th – 25th November), times, and locations in East Anglia.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.