Lives in Translation
by Rosemary Jenkinson
Following its sold out premiere at the Belfast International Arts Festival, we are delighted to be bringing Lives in Translation on an Ireland wide tour this February and March.
Lives in Translation is a hard hitting play that celebrates the human survival instinct through the story of one woman; who in fleeing the conflict of her home becomes trapped in a different form of struggle.
She is trapped within the suffocating bureaucracy surrounding immigration.
Based on interviews with female Somali asylum seekers, this poignant drama by Rosemary Jenkinson highlights how disempowering our asylum process can be, how frustrating it can be to navigate through translation and ultimately how time is controlled most by those it affects least.
Directed by Paula McFetridge and performed by Tony Flynn, Julie Maxwell and Raquel McKee.
“This simple but powerful drama explores the asylum industry, where the future is determined by interpreters, and hope is dashed in transit” – Belfast Telegraph
“Lives in Translation is sharp and an international look at the appalling situation of those asylum seeking” – Irish News
“This important issue is presented by Kabosh in mixed media documentary style, sensitively directed by Paula McFetridge” – The Stage
Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Wednesday 7th March | 7:45pm
Tickets £15 / £12