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Swarm

August 2016 - Butetown History & Arts Centre, Cardiff

R&D Spring 2017 - Gurnos Club, Gurnos & Congress Theatre, Cwmbran 

July 2017 - The Factory, Porth 

Get the Chance
'This is a production that will heighten your senses and open your eyes to what it really means to be a refugee. Superb.' *****
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Over the course of two years, we developed an interactive, immersive live theatre performance inviting audiences in to explore and interact with characters whose stories explain why they have left everything and risked it all for a better life.

A site specific, multi-form theatrical performance examining migration, identity and belonging, bringing to the fore a relevant and pertinent issue into communities and asking them to empathise and place themselves in other people's shoes.

The initial version of this show saw us work with a cast of professionals and community cast of young people and older performers and put on 5 sold out shows in Butetown History and Arts Centre.  It was nominated for the Kevin Spacey Foundations Artist of Choice Award 2016, and this is what the critics said:

Get the Chance
'A reminder that we are all human.'
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Wales Arts Review
'One question did resound with me and unfortunately it is one Britain is still struggling to answer in response to the world's refugees - if not yours, whose responsibility is it?'
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IWA Wales
'A community cast, together with five professional actors, have created a show that is challenging, thought provoking and profoundly affecting.'
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We then underwent a period of Research and Development in Gurnos and Cwmbran supported by the Arts Council of Wales, before culminating the project in Porth, with the support of ArtWorks Valleys Kids, RCT Council and Big Lottery.

We plan to take this project to venues around the UK and further afield, and if you want to find out more, get in touch at alan@wearefio.co.uk.  

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