9 March | 8.00pm | £10 | £8 (conc) & £5* | The Market Place Theatre
‘I just want what you have. You, you and you. Is that wrong? I’m a human being too. I’m still here.’
Written by Rosemary Jenkinson and based on interviews with female Somali asylum seekers and support workers, Lives in Translation celebrates the human survival instinct through the story of one woman, Asha, who in fleeing conflict becomes trapped in a different struggle. She is trapped within the suffocating bureaucracy of the asylum industry.
Directed by Paula McFetridge and featuring Tony Flynn, Julie Maxwell and Raquel McKee, the performance spans a ten-year journey from Mogadishu to London, Dublin to Belfast as one woman fights for a life free from constant fear in search of a place to make home.