A romantic comedy set in an immigration removal centre may not be to everyone's taste, but rather than feel trivial and inconsequential, Removal Men avoids the over earnest potholes that it creates and finds an interesting angle in which to explore our relationship with the refugee crisis. Sensitive, comic and at times quite moving it offers an alternative lens that blends the mundane with the... Read more
Following the critical success of The Mikvah Project and LINES, The Yard’s Artistic Director Jay Miller directs Removal Men, a play with songs by M. J. Harding. Removal Men tells the story of Mo, a detention officer in an Immigration Removal Centre, who falls in love with a detainee.
Removal Men is an electrifying story of love, violence and power which gets to the heart of 21st Century Britain, revealing a nation brutalised and confused by systems of inequality. Incorporating live songs, music and dance, this is an intoxicating explosion of a play from a unique new voice in British theatre, which asks whether compassion is possible in a world of wire fences.
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Mo is 31. He works in an immigration removal centre. He’s a Detention Officer. He wears a shirt, a tie, and sometimes even trousers. He's from Bishops Stortford. Mo's in trouble. Mo's in love.