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Dear Home Office (Phosphoros Theatre)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2016

Dear Home Office Ed2016

‘Dear Home Office’ is perhaps one of the best examples of art for a cause that you’ll see this festival. Eight unaccompanied minors, who have applied for asylum in the UK, are here to tell you the story of Tariq, an amalgam of their collective experiences. They take turns acting Tariq, as he learns English and faces the confusing requirements of the Home Office. He becomes a substantial character, yet we still glimpse the individuality of every performer. As this is their first time on stage, it’s a brave venture, and they deserve all credit for taking control of their own representation.

Underbelly Med Quad, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jane Berg]