"I would like to ask the British what visa they had when they ruled us for 150 years?”
Britain colonised 25% of the Earth’s land surface, subjugated 500 million people and justified the mass violence as a civilising mission. In the UK, migrants, refugees and those seeking asylum are scapegoated, detained without charge, interrogated, forced into destitution, deported without warning, suffocated, beaten and pushed to suicide by the British State’s anti-immigration and anti-asylum policies.
ILLEGALISED, from British-Romanian collective BÉZNĂ Theatre, is a journey through the Home Office’s human rights abuses against ‘the other’ that exposes the profit made from the illegalisation of human beings.
ILLEGALISED, inspired and informed by interviews with migrants, refugees and those seeking asylum, is the first part of a protest cycle denouncing Britain’s dehumanising of people for power and profit from colonial times to today.
ILLEGALISED is protest-theatre calling for solidarity.
BÉZNĂ Theatre is a British-Romanian interventionist political theatre collective formed in 2013. BÉZNĂ make political theatre that investigates societal inequalities and confronts institutional and normalised violences. BÉZNĂ is committed to interventionist activism through theatre in artistic and educational environments throughout Romania and the UK.
See below for images of BÉZNĂ in rehearsal.
Thursday 16th - Saturday 18th May, 7:45pm
£10 / £8 (conc.)
Age restriction: 16+
Image credit: Sabina Tudor
We're delighted to announce that we'll be welcoming BÉZNĂ Theatre Company in April this year. Tickets are now on sale for a week performances of their new production 'ILLEGALISED'.
Applecart continues to support BÉZNĂ's remarkable work and we're excited to host this new production inspired and informed by interviews with migrants, refugees and those seeking asylum.