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I and the Village

25 May to 5 Jun 2021

The Bread & Roses Theatre

I and the Village at The Bread & Roses Theatre

Image courtesy The Bread & Roses Theatre

Show details


"No one knows we're here, to them we are invisible"

Living in limbo at an isolated Direct Provision Centre, Keicha and Jeta await decisions on their status to remain in Ireland.

Sharing a room, their memories and fantasies seep into the dank walls merging into one story.

When eighteen-year-old Hannah joins them she must fight to maintain her sense of identity or risk getting swept up in their reality.

Limited in what he can do, kind hearted Carl, battles with his morals and his position as Centre Manager.

I & the Village by Darren Donohue (2019 Bread & Roses Playwriting Award Winner) explores the consequences of long term confinement in a system designed to be flawed.

A story of longing, survival and hope.

"I've seen the world crash down but I'm still here"

Background information, advisory warnings

Age suitability: 16+

This production is supported by Arts Council England & DCMS Culture Recovery Fund, Lambeth Economic Resilience Fund, Unity Theatre Trust & The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation.

Warning: this show contains strong Language and Adult themes.

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Postal address:
68 Clapham Manor St
London SW4 6DZ

Box office tel: 020 7498 1779

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Previews from:Tuesday 25 May 2021

Press night:Thursday 27 May 2021

Closes:Saturday 5 June 2021

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm

29th May & 5th June at 2:30pm

Running time: 1 hr 30 mins (no interval)




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Chido Kunene

Funke Adelek

Liade Sonola

Mark Rush


Author: Darren Donohue
Director: Rebecca Pryle & Velenzia Spearpoint
Designer: Constance Villemot
Lighting: Chuma Emembolu
Sound: Chuma Emembolu
Dramaturg: Matilda Velevitch
Production: Natalie Chan; The Bread & Roses Theatre Company


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