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29 May 2021  -  05 June 2021

I and the Village

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A new play written by Darren Donohue, co-directed by Rebecca Pryle & Velenzia Spearpoint (The Bread & Roses Theatre Company)

The Bread & Roses Theatre, London SW4

25th May – 5th June (Tue-Sat) at 7:30pm

29th May & 5th June at 2:30pm

Full details and booking:

“No one knows we’re here, to them we are invisible”

Living in limbo at an isolated Direct Provision Centre, Keicha and Jeta await decisions on their status to remain in Ireland. Sharing a room, their memories and fantasies seep into the dank walls merging into one story. When eighteen-year-old Hannah joins them she must fight to maintain her sense of identity or risk getting swept up in their reality. Limited in what he can do, kind hearted Carl, battles with his morals and his position as Centre Manager.

I & the Village by Darren Donohue (2019 Bread & Roses Playwriting Award Winner) explores the consequences of long term confinement in a system designed to be flawed. A story of longing, survival and hope.

“I’ve seen the world crash down but I’m still here”


Chido Kunene

Funke Adeleke

Laide Sonola

Mark Rush

This production is supported by Arts Council England & DCMS Culture Recovery Fund, Lambeth Economic Resilience Fund, Unity Theatre Trust & The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation.