Supporting Westminster’s vibrant communities and building a City for All
WHEN I CAME HOME AFTER 15 YEARS is a show based on the universal themes of displacement, longing and belonging. Narratives of women's stories intertwine. Alora is a Muslim asylum seeker arriving in the UK, eager to have a better education and see the West. Maria is a British doctor from a privileged background and unclear about her religious beliefs, travelling to work in a warzone. Through songs, humour, chant and dialogue, we will explore themes of this play. A cast five professional actors, we invite 12 members of the community to create this workshop performance. This will give members of the public the opportunity to work with a professional theatre company, and for us all to have dialogue around themes of culture, religion, privilege and displacement. Through improvisation, mask work and chant, we will explore the themes of this play. CHORAL POEM: "I live in a house. It has no roof. I walk five miles to get water. I am old I am young. My days are numbered.
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Why it's a great idea:
The project will develop people's sense of the power and importance of live theatre. It will also create dialogue around the important, current, deeply personal and sensitive themes of religion, privilege and culture, which are so much in the minds and hearts of the public today.
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About the space
London Borough of Camden
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