In Brexit Britain, can love survive borders?
Award-winning playwright Michelle Sewell presents a sharp and quick-witted political drama that cuts through the heart of our immigration system to examine what it means for modern relationships.
UK Visas and Immigration Officers scrutinise and dissect the minutiae of a young couple's turbulent marriage to decide on whether 3717 photos, Tesco receipts and occasional indulgences from Ann Summers qualifies them as being in love and able to remain in the UK.
The play is followed by a panel discussion around Brexit, immigration, and the future of the arts, featuring high profile representatives from the political, charitable and artistic sectors.
All panels will be chaired by Paul Gambaccini, veteran BBC radio presenter. Line-ups confirmed -
Tues 10th March:
Adrian Berry - citizenship, human rights and immigration lawyer at Garden Court Chambers
Tom Brake - former Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington and party's Brexit spokesperson
Aydin Dikerdem - Labour Councillor, Wandsworth
Nath Gbikpi - immigration lawyer at Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP
Weds 11th March:
Sandra Akinbolu - immigration, asylum and human rights lawyer at Lamb Building
Zrinka Bralo - Chief Executive of Migrants Organise
Wes Streeting MP - Labour Party MP for Ilford North
Thurs 12th March:
Shahrar Ali - Green Party Home Affairs spokesperson and former deputy leader
Diana Baxter - immigration lawyer and partner at Wesley Gryk Solicitors LLP
Alexandra Bulat - Chair of Young Europeans at the3million, University College London (UCL) researcher on attitudes towards migration
Simon Hix - Pro-Director for Research and Harold Laski Professor of Political Science at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Fri 13th March:
Aydin Dikerdem - Labour councillor, Wandsworth
Nazek Ramadan – Director of Migrant Voice
Other panellists TBC
HACK theatre is an award-winning theatre company in residence at the Norwich Arts Centre. We are dedicated to providing a platform for socially aware and diverse performing arts that's inclusive and accessible.
Theatre credits include Dysney Disfunction, Assembly Festival Edinburgh Fringe, Women of the World Festival, Vault Festival, Lyric Hammersmith, Norwich Arts Centre, Cambridge Junction, Theatre 503, Soho Theatre Stage Waltham Forest Festival (2018), Off Dereham Road, developed by Hightide and Papatango (2017), The Games we Played, Theatre 503 (2016).Book Now
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|Tuesday 10 March||Tue 10 Mar||18:20||£11.00||Venue: Cavern - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
|Wednesday 11 March||Wed 11 Mar||18:20||£11.00||Venue: Cavern - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
|Thursday 12 March||Thu 12 Mar||18:20||£11.00||Venue: Cavern - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
|Friday 13 March||Fri 13 Mar||18:20||£11.00||Venue: Cavern - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
Outline Magazine “A vital piece of political theatre”
Eastern Daily Press “Inspiring, thought-provoking and emotional”
Norwich Eye ***** “A powerful reminder of how dehumanised we are becoming as a society”
Praise for previous work:
FringeGuru (for Dysney Disfunction) **** “Finely scripted”
Deadline News (for Dysney Disfunction) **** “Powerful performance piece”
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