By Simon Grangeat
Daiva Dominyka Becka McFadden
3-8 MARCH 2020 @6.15PM
Sat Matinee @3.10PM
VAULT FESTIVAL Leake St, London, SE1 7NN
£10.50/£11.50 (2 for 1 available if you book more than one show at VAULT)
Produced with Exchange Theatre
Why is the ‘free world’ obsessed with walls ?
A unique fusion of poetry, satire, reportage, and traveller’s diary, Closed Lands traces the history of modern walls – real and metaphorical – from Berlin to Mexico to Europe. Beginning in 1989 with the euphoria for the fall of the Berlin wall – “the end of shame”, as it was described – it moves in space and time to Mexico, the Sahara desert, and the wall of water surrounding “Fortress Europe”. Based on factual research and performed by actors who are all migrants in the UK, Closed Lands chronicles the “Free world’s” obsession with border walls and our journey back to shame.
LegalAliens’ powerful and evocative multimedia production features five women rotating through the roles of migrant, politician, citizen, CEO and a VIP bot, all part of a perverse and random mechanism. As our lives become increasingly part of a gigantic video game, even the most dramatic situations – boats crossing the Med, border controls- can be sold to the public as glamorous products.