The Wheel of Fortune: a Forum theatre play about the UK immigration system, integration, life and death. The journey follows the path to being a citizen; who gets to stay, who gets to be deported.
Refugee: According to the UN Refugee Convention, the definition of a refugee is someone who: ‘owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country’ (Article 1, 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees)
Asylum Seeker: The definition of an asylum seeker is someone who has arrived in a country and asked for asylum. Until they receive a decision as to whether or not they are a refugee, they are known as an asylum seeker.
Reference: Refugee Action Facts
The play highlights the process of wanting to be seen as a citizen, from crossing borders, and understanding the process.
With a focus on well-being and the impact of the asylum waiting process for the people.
Devised and performed by: Adam, Grace, Michael, Olivia, Tony, Faris, Ismail and Pinar
Turn the wheel, pick your destiny!