To Build a Bigger Table - Rehearsed Reading

Thu May 09 2024 at 07:00 pm to 09:30 pm

PRSC The Space | Bristol

Lightbox Theatre
Publisher/HostLightbox Theatre
To Build a Bigger Table - Rehearsed Reading
Join us for a rehearsed reading of a new play exploring the lived experience of foster carers of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children!
About this Event

"When you have more than you need, build a bigger table, not a higher wall"

After an incident at school on the last day before half term, Keji, Mo, Amal, Bea and their foster families are called into the headteachers office. As they unravel what happened, we glimpse the every day bravery, joy and humanity of foster-care set against the backdrop of child asylum claims.

About the project
To Build a Bigger Table, written by Lau Batty, is a new play which explores the lived experiences of foster-carers of unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) in the UK.Truthful, honouring and celebratory, To Build a Bigger Table tells the untold story of the children who are arguably the most vulnerable in our society, and of those who taking action by opening their home and setting a place of welcome at the dinner table.

Our Partners & Post Show

We are keen that our work goes beyond being piece of art; to have a real life impact for those whose stories we are telling. We want to use the reading to begin a conversation that inspires audiences to take the next steps in enacting positive change in this area, such as considering fostering or supporting organisations that work with asylum seekers, refugees and UASC. Directly following the reading we will be handing over the conversation opened by our performance to our wonderful partners who work directly within these issues, enabling audiences to engage with the work they do and consider how they might get involved.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

PRSC The Space, 17-25 Jamaica Street, Bristol, United Kingdom


GBP 3.00

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