Groundbreaking new production from Cora Bissett and Ankur Productions previews at Refugee Week Scotland

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Groundbreaking new production from Cora Bissett and Ankur Productions previews at Refugee Week Scotland

A brand-new play that reveals the dramatic journey of a woman who has been trafficked will preview at Refugee Week Scotland this year.

Presented by Ankur and Pachamama Productions, Roadkill will preview in Glasgow from 15 - 19 June 2010 as part of Refugee Week Scotland, before premiering at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August. 

Based on the experiences of young women trafficked to Scotland, Cora Bissett’s explosive production explores the brutal, complex and hidden world behind the newspaper headlines. The show highlights just one of the traumatic journeys people are forced to make, before seeking refuge in the UK.

Director Cora Bissett said: ‘Roadkill is a story I felt compelled to share after encountering a young woman in Glasgow, who I later discovered had been trafficked to Scotland. 

‘I hope that Roadkill will allow the audience to be placed in her world, revealing the truth behind this reality.’

Refugee Week Scotland coordinator Belinda McElhinney said: ‘We are tremendously excited that Cora and Ankur productions have chosen to preview this piece during Refugee Week.

‘Refugee Week Scotland this year is all about journeys, and the audience will be able to see the real story behind the journey of people who are trafficked into the UK, and who then seek refuge here from their exploiters.’

For more images, further details and interviews contact: Scottish Refugee Council Media Officers Clare Harris or Karin Goodwin on 0141 223 7927 or 07734 030763.

 

Notes to editors:
Glasgow-based Ankur Productions has played a pioneering role in developing Black and Minority Ethnic arts in Scotland. Set up in 2004, it mounts professional theatre productions, music and literature events and runs an extensive programme of community workshops.

www.ankurproductions.org.uk


Award-winning actor and director Cora Bissett launches her own company Pachamama Productions in this dynamic new co-production with Ankur. Pachamama is committed to telling compelling stories through innovative and ambitious artistic work rooted in collaboration.

Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of events which celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK. During Refugee Week hundreds of events exploring refugee experiences take place across the UK. These range from small community and school activities to art exhibitions, political debates, film screenings and musical performances.

This year Refugee Week runs from June 14-20. For more details on what’s on during Refugee Week in Scotland go to www.refugeeweekscotland.com

 

For Listings:

Ankur & Pachamama Productions present
Roadkill
In association with Tron Theatre & Supported by Scottish Refugee Council
Tuesday 15th – Saturday 19th June 2010, 7pm

Meet at the Tron Theatre box office to be transported by bus to the production’s site specific location
Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HB
£8/6
For tickets go to:  www.tron.co.uk
Box Office: 0141 552 4267
www.ankurproductions.org.uk            

 

Funded by Women’s Fund for Scotland