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Review: Three Mothers

Review: Three Mothers

Three Mothers, each with three stories; three relationships with their children; three reflections on their sense of belonging, of home – more specifically, on migration. One is a mother who sends her son away for a better life; one who herself returns to where she grew up; one is running away from her homeland to her motherland with her precious babe.

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Exeunt Review: Roundelay

Exeunt Review: Roundelay

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If love is ultimately a celebration of life and a desire to share that joy with another, why is it that we attach such a stigma to discussing love when we reach our twilight years? The older we get, the more we are expected to be settled; conform to societal pressure; be long married, long past sex and the lustful equivalent of a wrinkled old prune. Sonja Linden’s Roundelay sticks two fingers up to this generalisation whilst sticking two fingers down its pants for a good old rummage around. That’s what the Ringmistress (Clare Perkins) has to settle for anyway as she navigates through everybody else’s sexual liberation, whip in hand to keep proceedings moving.

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Exeunt Review: Removal Men

Exeunt Review: Removal Men

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A temporary haven and a place that tries to make the transition between countries that little bit easier. Or, a highly specialised prison and a metaphorical wall designed to prevent those that have no legal right to be in the country from entering. Beatrice (Clare Perkins) runs an immigration removal centre and is determined to train her officers to be more compassionate, less violent and ultimately create a more welcoming space for young women whilst their fate is decided by Whitehall. Her staff, the Removal Men, either try to empathise as a means of making the journeys easier, or they try to justify their jobs as part of a fundamentally broken system.
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