A comically absurd and quietly shattering journey to the heart of our tolerant and fair society.
Serge stands before us. He has a performance to give.
But why is he here? What is he claiming has happened to him? And what has Willy Wonka got to do with it?
The Claim gently invites you into the most British of interviews, then morphs into a dizzying onslaught of bureaucracy and prejudice. A bold, imaginative response to the stories of those seeking refuge in the UK, this play asks what happens when your life is at stake and all you have to save it are your words.
‘Smart, sharp and forensically observed, identifying the price paid for hearing what we want to hear’ Michael Grandage Company.
'An accessible, hilarious and nuanced piece’ Professor Alison Phipps, UNESCO
Written by Tim Cowbury
Directed by Mark Maughan
Running time: TBC
Supported by Shoreditch Town Hall