Documentary theatre meets talent show in Penetrating Europe, or Migrants Have Talent, the new play from Ukrainian-British theatre group Molodyi Teatr.
Bringing an absurd and comic twist to real-life stories, the show sees a group of migrants compete for a place to remain in the UK. By bringing the voices of migrants into the burning debate on immigration, Penetrating Europe sheds light on a complex issue, looking beyond the sensationalist media headlines.
“Now that we finally have control over immigration to the UK, we don’t have to take just anybody! Using a combination of their real stories and artistic talents, it’s up to our plucky migrants to persuade YOU, the Great British Public, to let them stay! [...] And get ready to vote to keep your favourites and kick out the rest!” reads a press release from the theatre group.