Lives In Translation
Theatre & Dance
World Premiere

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.