Upstart Theatre, Highway Productions & Pathos München present
21-30 October 7pm
Shoreditch Town Hall
What would you do if you could never go home?
Phone Home is a transnational project inspired by true stories from refugees. One play, performed across three stages in London, Munich and Athens, interlinked by video-conferencing and broadcast live online. Phone Home is a unique and innovative theatre experience, and a powerful reaction to the political and media discourse surrounding the refugee crisis.
Upstart return to Shoreditch Town Hall with this international co-production, working alongside Pathos München and Athens’ Highway Productions. Developed over the course of a year in collaboration with refugees and migrants in London, Birmingham, Munich and Athens, Phone Home pioneers new ways of making and watching theatre.
Directed by Tom Mansfield (UK), Yannis Kalavrianos (Greece), Michael Sommer (Germany).
UK cast features Simon Carroll-Jones, Ramzi Dehani, Nadi Kemp-Sayfi and Rochi Rampal.
Set and costume design by Hannah Sibai. Lighting design by Sherry Coenen. Sound design by Duncan Grimley.
Texts by Yannis Kalavrianos, Eri Kyrgia, Tom Mansfield, Zodwa Nyoni, Michael Sommer and Nora Schüssler, with additional material devised by the company in all three countries.
Supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, Arts Council England, Trust Greenbelt and Unity Theatre Trust.