Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

WEDNESDAY 10 Preview [...]

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

WEDNESDAY 10 Preview [...]

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WEDNESDAY 10 Preview - Theatre / The Claim It's one thing to express your opinions over social media about the pros and cons of asylum seekers and immigration. It's another thing entirely, however, when it's your job to decide the very fate of those individual asylum cases - a decision which, as with all aspects of the current socio-political climate, is far from straightforward. Exploring that decision-making process with tremendous insight and nuance is an excellent new play, The Claim, making its debut at the Royal Exchange this week. Written by Tim Cowbury, the playwright and co-founder of the award-winning Made in China Theatre Company, The Claim explores one of the most pressing global issues facing society today: migration and the prejudice that surrounds it.

Highlighting the bureaucracy and complexities of the asylumseeking process, the play, set inside a small interview room, depicts an asylum seeker and two British office staff dealing with his claim to seek sanctuary in the UK. …

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