Dates and Times
Mon 29 Oct at 7:30pm
Featured in No Direction Home: a festival exploring displacement, migration and refuge Browse the full line-up here.
An explosive night of performance from which new universes of theatre may one day emerge. Expect brand new works-in-progress, never-before-seen ideas and some of the freshest work from the UK’s most innovative and exciting theatre makers based on the themes of the festival.
Ironing Out by Alleyway Radical Theatre
Five young people stuck in a place where they cannot get out transport us into memories and snapshots of moving through borders, living as refugees and young people surviving the system. The stories are told through shadow theatre, movement, words and hip hop, in English and Arabic, and most of them have something to do with ironing…
Ironing Out is an exploration of resistance, surviving, laughing and creating community all the while living with the shadow of mental health, exile, injustice, racism and living in between ‘here’ and ‘there’.
Alleyway Radical Theatre has received a grant from the Chris Johnston Memorial Fund for the development of this piece. The grant supports new theatre-makers whose interests lie in the creation of work with and/or for communities.
Las Simples Cosas by Alex Etchart
Alex Etchart takes us on the journey of a second generation refugee, of belonging and not belonging, inter-generational memory through South American folksong and queer performance art, displacement and reclamation.
HOLOCAUST BRUNCH by Tamara Micner
Continuing our commitment to Holocaust education, we would like to invite you to hear from a panel of Holocaust survivors and discover their stories, over a delicious brunch. There will be an opportunity to reflect on their life stories and, most important, discuss how, as the next generation, we can keep their memory alive. Or, which memories to keep alive. And whose memories. Hang on, why are we doing this exactly? And where’s all the food?
Dear Daughter by Segen Yosef
You know that storeroom, cupboard or that drawer full of letters you should you go through, but you don’t NEED to. It’s just like the question… Where you from?
An easy question to some, but the most dreaded one for me. How do you answer if you’re still trying to figure it out yourself?
You don’t, you avoid it.
Help me solve this puzzle called my life where I try and work out how to answer the question ‘Where are you from?’… and then try and explain it all to my daughter.
Image credit: (c) Joe Twigg