- Venue: Bramall Rock Void
- Duration: 80 mins
- Age Guidance: 14+
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There may be some profanity and some descriptions of experiences that may be upsetting. It may also contain descriptions of racist behaviour.
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Melding lived experience with creative theatre-making, refugees Mo and Hossein share stories – both personal and global – that explore the very different journeys taken by unaccompanied minors as they leave their home countries in search of sanctuary.
Honest, reflective, challenging and funny, the young performers – both long-standing participants in Leeds Playhouse’s Theatre of Sanctuary programme – combine moments of dream-like wonder with unflinching fact sharing, drawing the audience into a direct dialogue and asking them to consider what life is really like for children fleeing danger and seeking a new home in the UK.
Freedom Project is developed from an idea conceived in collaboration with Young Vic Taking Part.
Photography by Zoe Martin
Trailer by Sodium Films
Making the Freedom Project
Join us for a post-show discussion about the process that resulted in the creation of this innovative production. The panel will include the two actors in the company and Director Alexander Ferris. It will be hosted by Shreena Gobey, Leeds Playhouse Youth Work Manager, and Assistant Director Masego Lynia.
Seeking Sanctuary: myth-busting, awareness-raising and honest discussion (BSL interpreted)
There will be a short post-show performance by Hamida, who is part of the Syrian Resettlement Programme, followed by a discussion about the current challenges faced by refugees and people seeking asylum. The panel will include representatives working in the refugee sector in Leeds and the event will be hosted by Madeleine Boyd.
Cast & Credits
Written by Luke Barnes in response to research with young people seeking asylum / Directed by Alexander Ferris / Assistant Director Masego Lynia / Set & Costume Designer Katie Scott / Lighting Designer Ciaran Cunningham / Sound Designer & Composer Christella Litras /
A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.Audio Described
Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.Relaxed Performance
A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.Dementia-Friendly Performance
Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.Sing Along
Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.Post Show Discussion
Parent & Baby Performance
A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.
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- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Socially Distanced