Asylum Monologues is an account of the UK asylum system told first-hand in the words of the people who have experienced it.
Scripted by award-winning playwright and Artistic Director of Ice and Fire theatre, Sonja Linden, it is an important and powerful work.
With personal testimony at its core combined with public opinion, political statements and statistical fact, this production disseminates what it really means to be displaced in the UK.
“This is the thing that the British people don’t understand. They think we came here just because we want to live here. We came here because there are problems – that why we came here.”
Some audience feedback:
“I came here tonight without knowing the difference between an asylum seeker and a refugee. I am choked for words. This was a powerful, hard-hitting script of horrific events. I fully intend to support this cause.”
(Audience member, Asylum Monologues, Middlesbrough, Jan 2007).
“It really brought home just how easy it is to demonise asylum seekers and just how ignorant a lot of people are about the issues, including myself.”
(Audience member, Asylum Monologues, Oxford, October 2006)
The Asylum Monologues are coming to Cardiff on February 12th 2011 @ 6.30pm (for 7pm start) @ Cathays Community Centre, 36-38 Cathays Terrace, Cardiff CF24 4HX. In conjunction with Cardiff STAR (Student Action for Refugees) and Fforwm: Cardiff Experimental Applied Theatre Society.
Free entry to all.