Spotlight on refugees at the Edinburgh Festival
Shows at the Edinburgh Festival inspired by themes of displacement and alienation:
A one-woman show by French-Brazilian actress and writer Gaël Le Cornec about a young woman looking for a new home on a distant planet.
• The Fringe, August 5-14, 16-21 and 23-28, www.gaellecornec.com
Aladdin and His Magical Europe Refugee Tour 2016
Norwegian artists Åsleik & Jon make their debut at The Fringe with storytelling, puppetry, yodelling, fake magic and audience participation, in a musical comedy about Aladdin, his wife and the genie fleeing to Europe for a better future.
• August 3-14, 16-29
Loss and the Scars of War
In their fictional work, novelist Nada Awar Jarrar and poet Ghassan Zaqtan reflect on the experience of those displaced by war. Part of the “In Search of Refuge” strand at Edinburgh International Book Festival.
• August 19
Beginning as an interview with an Eritrean refugee when Rachel Partington, artistic director of Theatre for Justice, visited the “Calais jungle” camp, this verbatim piece traces the journey of one man as he flees after being persecuted for his faith.
• The Fringe, August 5-12 and 14-24; preview shows on August 3 and 4, www.theatreforjustice.com
Dear Home Office
Eight young refugee men from Eritrea, Afghanistan, Somalia and Albania, who are part of the same London housing association, created this verbatim piece about their hunt for refuge and homes.
• The Fringe, August 22-28
Young Palestinian performers from the Aida refugee camp are joined by different guests each night for a show featuring dabka dance, comedy and music.
• The Fringe, August 22-26
LCP Dance Theatre’s latest production combines aerial performance and dance theatre to explore how a refugee faces social, political and psychological challenges while trying to integrate in a new society.
• August 15-20, The Fringe, www.lcpdancetheatre.com
Updated: August 3, 2016 04:00 AM