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EIF: Detention Dialogues

Sun 21 Aug 2022


Running time (approx.): 1 hour 30 minutes

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Edinburgh International Festival

Detention Dialogues

A series of verbatim scripts featuring the voices and powerful stories of refugees from around the world.

Detention Dialogues is a series of verbatim scripts featuring the voices of refugees from different countries and continents.

Created as part of ice&fire’s Actors For Human Rights project, in collaboration with Scottish Detainee Visitors, this piece of documentary theatre allows people to share their own story, in their own words. The testimonies tell of people’s experiences being held in immigration removal facilities across the UK, revealing uncomfortable truths which all too often go unheard.

Audiences will be able to share their thoughts and responses in a post-performance discussion with the directors of both ice&fire Actors for Human Rights Scotland and Scottish Detainee Visitors – Steven Ritchie and Kate Alexander – and other invited guests.

The Refuge series is supported by British Council, Edinburgh Futures Institute at theUniversity of Edinburgh and Claire and Mark Urquhart
Made possible through the PLACE programme

Refuge Series

ice&fire Actors for Human Rights

Scottish Detainee Visitors

From priority booking, under-18s are entitled to a 50% discount and disabled people are entitled to a 30% concession discount.

From 8 April 2022, there is a 30% discount for recipients of pension credit, universal credit, employment and support allowance or jobseeker's allowance, art workers, full-time students and 18-25 year-olds . Subject to availability and may exclude top-price tickets. Proof of eligibility may be requested at venues.

Ticket prices may vary from previously published prices.


All discounts may be withdrawn at any time. 

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