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Hellish deportation journey to a home from home

Alec Herrero (31, Latino, young-ish looking, ex-military) thinks it’s a routine deportation assignment when he tracks down Gracie Reyes (23, Chicana, small, striking, physically fragile) in a hospital bed in Kentucky.
from Daniel Nelson on Jul 15, 2019.

At last, a British Vietnamese play

The first full-length British-Vietnamese play, Summer Rolls, has been a long-time in the making.
from Daniel Nelson on Jun 24, 2019.

A horror show about the politics of our time

Never has terrorism been so much fun. In 'Kill Climate Deniers', eco-terrorists storm Australia's Parliament House during a Fleetwood Mac concert and threaten to kill the audience.
from Daniel Nelson on Jun 9, 2019.

Jason, Mohammed and Medea: the re-telling of an ongoing tragedy

The first century play 'Medea' is a Roman tragedy with a Greek subject. Its latest incarnation, 'Blueprint Medea', is a 90-minute drama about Iraqis, Kurds and Brits.
from Daniel Nelson on May 26, 2019.

Jamaica and Britain: which is the smaller island?

Jamaica and Britain: a small island that’s big in the eyes of its Caribbean neighbours, and a big power painfully shrinking to a smaller global role.
from Daniel Nelson on May 18, 2019.

What happens when Cath doesn't look away

Suddenly there’s a spurt of dramas (and in the case of 'Home' on TV, comedies) about refugees who emerge from vehicles to find themselves in Britain.
from Daniel Nelson on May 9, 2019.

Citizen of nowhere?

If lazy rhetoric about Britain's unique qualities stick in your craw ("Fifty years on from now, Britain will still be the country of long shadows on cricket grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers and pools fillers"), treat yourself to 'Status'.
from Daniel Nelson on Apr 25, 2019.

'Write fearlessly. You know I am not God'

Indian playwright Abhishek Majumdar makes it clear where his sympathies lie in the controversy over Tibet’s status.
from Daniel Nelson on Apr 12, 2019.

‘It’s not only children’s stories that happen to children’

'Going Through' is a two-character story about migration that could also be performed as a monologue - because one of the parts is a woman who converses in sign language.
from Daniel Nelson on Apr 9, 2019.

When a brother breaks the law of the letter

'Blood Knot' is a historic play, not least because when first performed in South Africa it was said to be the first time a white and black actor had appeared together in a public performance in the country.
from Daniel Nelson on Apr 6, 2019.
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