The Container, a play by Clare Bayley

9 Jun

The Container tells the story of five migrants – two Afghans, two Somalis and a Turkish Kurd –seeking a new life in the UK. The play deals with asylum, racial and religious persecution, and is staged in an actual container lorry, with the audiences shut inside the enclosed space for the performance. Here’s a review by The Guardian.

It was staged at the Edinburgh festival in 2007, where it won Amnesty International 2007 Freedom of Expression Award and a Fringe First award.

It is being staged at Chapter, produced by the Welsh Refugee Council as part of Wales Refugee Week. You can find out more and buy the tickets for it here.

Hat tip to Rachel.

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