Dates and Times
Sun 3 Feb 2019 at 7pm
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Presented by London South Bank University
London South Bank University Drama and Performance students perform Kay Adshead’s powerful, poetic, and heart-wrenching play, directed by Moji Kareem.
The Bogus Woman is based on real-life experiences of asylum-seekers at Campsfield and Tinsley House Detention Centers. We follow an unnamed woman who has fled unspeakable abuses. She arrives in Britain to seek asylum and start a new life, but conversely is confined, interrogated, humiliated, abused, and stripped of her human rights. With her we meet an array of characters; detainees, guards, protesters, and solicitors, the desperate, the empathetic, and the ruthless. This play shines a stark a light on the hidden world of the UK asylum process.
Written 10 years ago, this play is more resonant than ever, as attitudes towards immigration are defining the cultural and political position of the UK.
“A passionate story about the experiences of one African woman arriving on these inhospitable shores…. Adshead tells it with such spare poetry and blistering anger” – The Guardian, Lyn Gardner
The Bogus Woman was originally produced by Mama Quilla, an award-winning woman-lead theatre company, dedicated to spotlighting human rights issues. Artistic Director Kay Adshead.
This is a non-professional production, performed by actors in training on BA Drama and Performance at LSBU.
This show contains strong language, violence, and themes of abuse. Some of the content may be disturbing. 14+
About the company
BA Drama and Performance students at London South Bank University, develop advanced performance skills and a unique creative outlook in a highly supportive, practice based environment.
This project is a collaboration between the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion department, and the School of Arts and Creative Industries at LSBU, to raise attainment and extend horizons for BAME students.