Lives In Translation
Theatre & Dance
World Premiere
theatre-and-dance

Kabosh’s newest production celebrates the human survival instinct through the story of one woman; who in fleeing the conflict of her home becomes trapped in a different form of struggle.  She is trapped within the suffocating bureaucracy surrounding immigration.

Written by Rosemary Jenkinson and based on interviews with female Somali refugees, local support workers and community organisations, this poignant new drama explores how recent migrants are forced to navigate support systems through translation.  It highlights how disempowering and frustrating this system can be, and ultimately how time is controlled most by those it affects least.

Directed by Paula McFetridge, the performance follows a ten-year journey through Mogadishu, Dublin, Belfast and London, as one-woman fights for a life free from constant fear and a place to make home.

Designed by Liz Cullinane and Stuart Marshall with video design by Conan McIvor and original music by Dónal O’Connor.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • For audiences attending the 7:30pm performances:Please be aware that doors are open from 7:10pm and the show starts promptly at 7:30pm. Due to the nature of the performance late comers cannot be admitted.The entrance to the performance space is the side door of S13 on the Balmoral Road. Parking is available on site.
    We look forward to seeing you at the performance.
  • For audiences attending the Saturday matinee performance:Please be aware that doors are open from 2:40pm and the show starts promptly at 3pm. Due to the nature of the performance late comers cannot be admitted.The entrance to the performance space is the side door of S13 on the Balmoral Road. Parking is available on site.
    We look forward to seeing you at the performance.