• Lives in Translation

    Written by Rosemary Jenkinson
    Produced by Kabosh Theatre Company

    7 March



Lives in Translation celebrates the human survival instinct through the story of one woman, Asha, who in fleeing conflict becomes trapped in a different struggle. She is trapped within the suffocating bureaucracy of the asylum system.

Written by Rosemary Jenkinson and based on interviews with female Somali asylum seekers, support workers and community organisations, this poignant drama explores how recent asylum seekers 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, Lives in Translation follows a ten-year journey from Mogadishu to Dublin, Belfast to London, as one woman fights for a life free from constant fear and a place to make home.

Performed by Raquel McKee, Julie Maxwell and Tony Flynn and featuring original music by Dónal O’Connor and film by Conan McIvor, this powerful performance will be followed by a post-show discussion.

Please note this performance contains references to violence. Suitable for ages 15+

Dónal O’Connor - Original music

Conan McIvor - Video

Stuart Marshall - Set design

Liz Cullinane - Costumer Design