This year, critically-acclaimed Upstart Theatre are joining forces with Pathos Theater Munich and Athens’ Highway Productions to create a unique international theatre performance, PHONE HOME, which explores the experiences of migrants and refugees in Europe. In April they’re curating DARE, a one-day festival of work in development, featuring new writing, spoken word, music and games. Playful, thrilling and adventurous, DARE invites audiences to consider what it’s like to leave everything behind, and what we really mean by the idea of ‘home’.
Including new work from Zodwa Nyoni, James Blakey, Fairbeats and more, and a sneak preview of Upstart’s October 2016 show PHONE HOME.
SIMON CARROLL-JONES, JENNIFER JACKSON, HEATHER LONG & TOM PENN
Band Solo is a research and development project exploring four original pieces of epic, solo theatre. It's an experiment in the collective making of one-person shows, curated and directed by James Blakey.
WRITE TO LIFE
Write to Life, Freedom from Torture's creative writing group, present their first ever piece of verbatim theatre, digging deep to tell their own stories in this moving, funny and powerful piece.
TAJINDER SINGH HAYER
If your whole world was destroyed...what would you do next? Three teenagers, Harvinder, Nusrat and Alleyne, struggle for survival in a post-apocalyptic world. Game of Thrones meets The Walking Dead. In Bradford. Presented by Freedom Studios.
BARDS WITHOUT BORDERS
An hour of poetry, eulogy, music and revelry commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death - bringing together London poets from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
Phone Home brings together theatre companies in London, Munich and Athens, and partner organisations here in the UK, to explore stories of migration in Europe. Director Tom Mansfield and playwright Zodwa Nyoni invite you to join us for a presentation and discussion, along with a treat from our partners Fairbeats.