THE Asylum Monologues is a first-hand account of the UK’s asylum system in the words of people who have experienced it. It was first scripted from verbatim accounts and launched in 2006 by Ice and Fire, a theatre company whose members are Actors for Human Rights. This performance at West Hill Hall on Saturday 17 February is a rehearsed reading by professional actors Kate Dyson, Trevor Jones, Alexa Povah and Glyn Sweet.
“This waiting for the Home Office to decide – me, I always say that it is a diplomatic form of torture . . . my scars, they heal. It was painful but if I touch them now, I feel no pain. But the torture that is mental – this is constant . . .”
There will also be poetry and prose readings about war and migration, live music by Syrian refugees, refreshments and an opportunity to hear about the Brighton and Hove Amnesty International Group and Thousand4£1000, a local project supporting destitute migrants.
Tickets are available from the Amnesty bookshop in Sydney Street (firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact 07790 755921 or 07886126968.