Ile La Wa (We Are Home)
Wednesday 10th April, 7.30pm
You have chosen Britain but has it chosen you?
Caught in the web of the government’s hostile environment as collateral damage or target, four strangers lives are interrupted when they can’t produce ID in a spot check. Some of them are undocumented migrants; others insist they are not – but all of them are certain that, whatever the case, the UK is their home, or more of a home than any other place might be, or the only home they have left, given the circumstances. (Exeunt)
What follows in the holding room, where they wait for verification of their legal status, are a series of interrogations of the self and each other, laying bare the realities and implications of always being ‘the other’ in a place you call home. The Windrush scandal is not over. Brexit blunders have already begun and that is only one flavour of everyday displacement that we contend with.
In this rollercoaster described by Exeunt as "a strongly and beautifully worded reclamation of what it means to be and to belong", Ilé La Wà dangles the question: How do you belong to a place that doesn’t see you?
Tickets £10, £8 concessions.
Tickets available online or in person at the Creation Space. Please note we are unable to reserve tickets or take bookings over the phone.