The Claim Theatre & Performing Arts

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The Claim asks what happens when your life is at stake and all you have to save it are your words.

Written by Tim Cowbury (Made in China) and directed by Mark Maughan (Michael Grandage Company), The Claim explores one of the most pressingly global issues facing society today: migration and the prejudice that surrounds it. Accompanied by wraparound activities designed with organisations like UNESCO, The Claim is the only contemporary work to both satirise and humanise everyone around the Home Office interview table.

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 Claim gently invites you into the most British of interviews, then morphs into a dizzying onslaught of bureaucracy and prejudice. The play simultaneously abstracts and faithfully charts the journey of a single asylum claim.

Using much first hand research into the refugee experience in the UK, the creative team have spent two years researching and developing the show by spending time at immigration courts, working closely with asylum seekers and refugees and working with representatives from migrant organisations. Key organisations the team have worked with include: Freedom From Torture, GRAMNet, Counterpoints Arts, Right to Remain, Ice and Fire and Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre.

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Date(s)29 Jan 2018
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VenueThe Gulbenkian Theatre
AddressUniversity of Kent, Canterbury, Kent,
CT2 7NB

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Event Details

Date29 Jan 2018
Time(s)7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost£8.80 - £12.20
VenueThe Gulbenkian Theatre
University of Kent
Canterbury
Kent
CT2 7NB
Phone01227 769075
CategoryTheatre & Performing Arts


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