The Special Relationship


A grain of cocaine, a digit on a breathalyser, a forged cheque, a DEA sting or Murder One? In America, foreign nationals can be deported after serving prison sentences; some of them are British.
The Special Relationship at Soho Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Soho Theatre
Starts: Wednesday 26 February 2020
Closes: Saturday 21 March 2020
Running time:1 hr 45 mins
Age suitability: 16+

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Synopsis


Yes I was deported back.


Old Trump sent me here.


Anything happens to my family, I'm coming across that ocean if I got to come in a tugboat, singing, "Row, row, row your boat".


A grain of cocaine, a digit on a breathalyser, a forged cheque, a DEA sting or Murder One?


In America, foreign nationals can be deported after serving prison sentences; some of them are British.


Caught in the transatlantic tango between Trump and May and proudly presented by a gun-toting Immigration officer, these are their verbatim stories of double punishment and separation from loved ones.


Hassan Abdulrazzak interviewed ex-prisoners and experts in immigration and criminal law to get behind the political rhetoric and explore the extraordinary realities of people caught up in the quagmire of immigration detention and deportation.


Synergy Theatre Project creates ground-breaking work across theatre and the justice system.


The Special Relationship was researched in collaboration with Prisoners Abroad, a UK charity supporting British citizens imprisoned overseas and returning to the UK.


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Theatre


Name:
Soho Theatre - Soho Theatre


Postal address:
21 Dean Street
London W1D 3NE

Box office tel: 020 7478 0100

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 26 February 2020

Closes:Saturday 21 March 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm

Friday ‑ 7‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑00pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
Saturday - 2-30pm

Intervals:1

Tickets


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From £10

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Creatives


Author: Hassan Abdulrazzak
Director: Esther Baker
Production: Synergy Theatre

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