Tag Archives: Clare Bayley

The Container: Refugees Fighting to Survive

The Container, by Clare Bayley, tells the story of a group of asylum seekers being smuggled across Europe, to England, in a shipping container. The performance took place outside the Young Vic Theatre in a real shipping container. I viewed the performance via Digial Theatre Plus (though seeing it live in the container would have been much cooler).

Written By: Zackarya Faci

The performance recounts the hardships of five refugees as they are smuggled across Europe. They discuss their backgrounds, visions of what England will be like, and even get on each others nerves. They fight over what little food and water they have–thinking one is more deserving based on the struggles they have lived through in the past. Though it makes sense that they would be so easily agitated, since they are confined together in such a small space.

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The Container: A Clash of Humanities

The Container is a play written by Clare Bayley. It tells a story about 5 asylum-seekers hiding in the container of a truck and their conflicts on the way to England. It’s a great story that discusses a lot of relevant social and political issues. The production was captured by Digital Theatre Plus.

The title of the play, as well as the author and the year of production

Written by: Yushan Guo

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