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Presented by Artemis Theatre Company

Rights of Passage

by Clare Summerskill

Sat 4 June

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An exciting and inspirational verbatim theatre piece; this play shares the stories of those who come to the UK to seek asylum from anti-gay countries, including Uganda, Iran and Malaysia.

You leave your own country in fear of your life. You come here to be free. But now you are friendless, penniless, jobless, and scared to present yourself to the Home Office, in case they don't believe that you're gay - in case they send you back.

'Great play! The most powerful and accurate portrayal of LGBT asylum seeker stories I've ever watched.'  UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group

'It was a privilege to be in the audience.' Audience member 


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