Dates and Times
Fri 20 Nov - Sat 21 Nov 2015 at 9pm
Catch Free to Stay in a double bill with How To Drown A Fish on Fri 20 and Sat 21 at 7.30pm. Two tickets for £16.
Presented by Displace Yourself Theatre
Imagine a world without nationality, where you’re free of labels, utterly transient, without ID documents and you don’t belong to the ruling order of any country. Now imagine that same scenario today: no choice about where you live, nowhere to raise a family, no chance of an education, a job, or seeing a doctor when you’re ill. No recognition that you even exist.
What if you were one of the 10 million people around the world for whom this is a reality every day?
Free to Stay is a new play about belonging and an exploration of life without nationality, inspired by months of research with people who have first-hand experience of statelessness in the UK and overseas.
Using striking physical theatre, stunning projection, a powerful soundtrack mixed with personal testimonies and a hat borrowed from Charlie Chaplin, Displace Yourself tell some of the stories of those who feel invisible, and ask what community means if you live in a world where everything and everyone is foreign.
About the company
Displace Yourself creates carefully crafted physical storytelling that takes audiences on energetic and visual explorations of new worlds. Their productions are thoughtful, vigorous and powerful, not afraid to ask the difficult questions or confront the important issues of our time.
@displacetheatre | www.displaceyourselftheatre.co.uk