Labels
Labels

Labels

A new solo show from Worklight's Joe Sellman-Leava

Thurs 27 - Sat 29 April, 7.30pm


‘When I was five years old, my Dad was told our surname might be stopping him from getting a job. So we changed it. It worked.’

The Scotsman Fringe First Winner

Labels is the third full show from Worklight. It’s a solo show, written and performed by Joe Sellman-Leava, which chronicles his upbringing in rural Devon as a boy of mixed-heritage growing up in the 90s, and the bridges and barriers that were formed between him and his peers. This intimate new show draws on Joe’s experiences of mixed heritage and racism.

Labels examines the way we use words, the line between curiosity and fear, and the rise of anti-immigration rhetoric. When the UKIP phenomenon placed migration at the centre of the 2015 general election, we felt compelled to premiere the piece at this year’s Fringe. Amid the cacophony of statistics and soundbites that surround the immigration debate, Labels offers an honest, human story about multicultural Britain.

Powerful, important and funny Emma Thompson 

70/70 @ TARA THEATRE

At midnight on 14/15 August 1947, India and Pakistan became independent from the British Empire.

A relationship that formally began with Sir Thomas Roe’s embassy to the court of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir in 1615, ended over three centuries later with the independent nations of India and Pakistan.

The Indian sub-continent shaped Britain’s destiny, as much as Britain shaped modern India and Pakistan’s. Tara Theatre marks this extraordinarily intimate relationship through a series of 70 events over the course of the year - plays, music, dance and spoken word that illuminate the connections between the worlds of India, Pakistan and Britain.

“A moment comes which comes but rarely in history,
when we step out from the old to the new…”
Jawaharlal Nehru on 15 August 1947

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