Welcome to the UK! Come in Ladies and Gentlemen, take a seat!
Hold on tight... It's Borderline! Expect Humour, horror, live music and candy floss.
PLEASE MIND THE GAP BETWEEN THE CONTINENT AND THE ISLAND.
The Borderline company present the world premiere of their new show, Welcome to the UK.
They will also be performing their first show, Borderline, twice a week alongside Welcome to the UK on Tuesdays and Saturdays, so you can see both shows in the same day!
Borderline is a satire of Calais Jungle devised and performed by a mixed ensemble of refugee and European performers. It premiered in November 2016 at the Cockpit Theatre as part of the Voila! Festival and has been touring since nationally and internationally (Germany, Switzerland, Denmark and India). Welcome to the UK is is a brand-new story - set on this side of The Channel.
Fantastic comic routines, dark satire, beautiful set design, and an endearing ensemble performance make Welcome to the UK a rewarding and powerful watch
At times chaotic, at others a little halting, it makes for a disarming and sinister dose of fairground silliness. This is theatre that refuses to form an orderly queue
Britain’s ‘hostile environment’ is reimagined as a funfair in this powerful satire made by refugees
Well-intentioned, if ramshackle, satire on the experience of asylum seekers
If the show has a message, it is summed up in a rendering of Queen’s song, I Want to Break Free. But, while the hunger for liberty and self-fulfilment is to be applauded, the presence of a real writer would do more to advance the cause