05 Nov Controversial refugee play coming to Southend
London based Badac Theatre’s new show The Journey, has been created following workshops with refugees and support groups around the country.
As part of an extensive 18 date UK tour which sees it visit non-theatre and community hall spaces as well as arts centre’s, theatre’s etc. One of the non theatre spaces it is visiting is Southend’s new pop up event space Folded Space on 22 November.
The Journey by Badac Theatre Company
A passionately compelling, fearless, intense and immersive slice of drama that is true to the experiences of refugees from across the globe, fleeing conflict and, sometime, certain death. The Journey follows the plight of a displaced mother and child who on a punishing trek from their devastated, war ravaged homeland to a destination of perceived safety and security. The cast includes refugee actors currently based in Britain but who face an uncertain future here.
Perhaps if we had a better understanding of what they have been through we may be better able to show compassion. No-one abandons their home if that home is safe and welcoming’. Steve Lambert writer and Director of The Journey.
Thursday 22nd November 7.30pm
Southend Folded Space, 3 Chichester Rd, Southend on Sea SS1 2JP
£10, £8 (concs) 01394 615042 www.theculturalassembly.com