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Fresh off the Boat! double bill by Paradigm Theatre
Paradigm Theatre Company presents Fresh Off The Boat!, two one-act plays about Immigration, at the Hen and Chickens Theatre, a 50-seat fringe venue in Islington, north London, 8 to 12 Oct 2013.
A Border Story by Sarah Pitard, directed by Eyal Israel. When Brian, who is from the UK, and his American wife are refused their UK marriage visa, they must move to another EU country in order to return to England on a European Economic Area Family Permit. This is a completely autobiographical (and slightly surreal) account of Paradigm's Artistic Director’s own visa nightmare.
The Utility People by Michael Ross, directed by Cat Robey. When middle class liberals Chloe and Jake discover immigrants living in their utility cupboard, they agree to let them stay in return for doing the cleaning, cooking, and so much more. A completely true story (and not-at-all a ham-fisted allegory) from the UK Home Office files.