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NEWS: West Yorkshire Playhouse awarded £25k to support refugee and asylum seekers

In January 2014, the West Yorkshire Playhouse became the UK’s first Theatre of Sanctuary, part of the larger Sanctuary Awards initiative launched by Leeds-based charity, the City of Sanctuary movement. Now, the theatre has been awarded £25,000 by the Asda Foundation, to support refugee and asylum seekers. Among other things, the grant will enable the theatre to develop creative writing ...

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Tanja – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Rosie MacPherson and Rosie Gillet Director: Hannah Butterfield Reviewer: Jo Beggs Respect, Support, Commitment – That’s Our Promise pronounces the website for Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre. Emily Ntshangase-Wood, who was detained there along with the 400 other resident women while waiting for immigration clearance, doesn’t quite remember it that way. Arriving in the UK on a crowded boat, ...

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The Bogus Woman – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Writer: Kay Adshead Director: Zoe Waterman Designer: Sophia Lovell Smith Reviewer: Ron Simpson The Bogus Woman highlights the problems, sufferings and humiliations of a young African woman arriving in Britain as an asylum seeker. Nothing, one would think, could be more contemporary and topical, but in fact the first performances were in 2000 and a production at the Theatre by ...

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Avocado – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Writer: Eve Ensler Director: Mark Rosenblatt Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Eve Ensler, an award winning playwright and author of The Vagina Monologues, presents her world premiere play, Avocado, at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. The short play is part of the theatre’s popular Play Pie &Pint series. The West Yorkshire Playhouse, who works with asylum and refugee communities locally and regionally, commissioned ...

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