Play based on a refugee family’s true story told in a free performance in Saffron Walden

PUBLISHED: 15:51 11 October 2017

The Bundle is at The Friends Meeting House in Saffron Walden in a free performance

The Bundle is at The Friends Meeting House in Saffron Walden in a free performance

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A play based on the true story of a woman refugee and her three children, called The Bundle will be staged for free at Friend’s Meeting House in Saffron Walden after Quakers from the town saw it in Birmingham and were so moved they wanted more people to see it.

The play, presented by Journeyman Theatre Company, is based closely on the story of Adilah who wanted to escape domestic persecution and denial of human rights in Chechnya. She risked everything by plotting her family’s escape to the UK. Audiences have been surprised by the Home Office’s treatment of Adilah and her children after their arrival in the UK and her long struggle for asylum.

This is a free event, open to all on a first come, first served basis, no booking necessary. A spokesman for Friends Meeting House said: “If you’ve ever wondered about the true stories of refugees behind the headlines, this play is a terrific way to find out, we’re extending a warm welcome to all.”

After the performance, the audience is invited to be part of a question and answer discussion with the performers and local refugee, migrant and asylum seeker activists.

October 14 at 7pm. Recommended for 16+. Free entry Refreshments at the end and a retiring collection.

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