Removal Men

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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Removal Men Synopsis: 

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.

by M. J. Harding, with Jay Miller.
The Yard Theatre
Jay Miller
Songs by: 
M. J. Harding, with Jonah Brody
Joshua Pharo
Josh Anio Grigg
Bethany Wells
Project O
Cast list: 
Mark Field (Mo), Clare Perkins (Beatrice) and Barnaby Power (George).
Removal Men Schedule
Previews from: 
Tuesday, 8 November, 2016
Opening date: 
Friday, 11 November, 2016
Available from: 
Saturday, 25 March, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 10 December, 2016
Saturday, 10 December, 2016

The Yard

Unit 2A Queen’s Yard, White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, London, E9 5EN
Venue Box Office:
07548 156 266

Latest Removal Men News & Features

Removal Men
Thursday, October 6, 2016
The Yard Theatre presents Removal Men by M. J. Harding and Jay Miller

The Yard Theatre in east London have announced that they will present Removal Men, a love story in an Immigration Removal Centre by M. J. Harding, with Jay Miller from 8 November to 10 December 2016, with an official opening on 11 November.

Directed by The Yard’s Artistic Director Jay Miller this play with songs features music by M. J. Harding and Jonah Brody with designs by Bethany Wells, lighting and projection by Joshua Pharo, sound by Josh Anio Grigg and movement direction by Project O.

Our Review

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

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