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The Container, by Clare Bayley, tells the story of immigrants trying to smuggle themselves into the UK inside a sealed container to start a new life. It takes place - actors and audience packed close together - inside a container lorry.
17 July 2009
The Container is one of those plays which cannot be enjoyed or viewed as an evening’s entertainment, something to do before heading off to other social engagements (this piece is only an hour long). To attach such words to this sort of experience-driven theatre would severely underestimate the response to what the piece is all about. This is one of those plays which is necessary.
It tells the story of a group of people who have fled from their homelands in pursuit of a better life. A man trying to get back to his family; a businessman running away from his livelihood; a soon-to-be mother seeking a new home; and two women refugees trying to escape war. Everyone must look after each other. Until, that is, their futures are put into question and the situation becomes a frightening example of everyone out for themselves.
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John Gleeson - 3 November 2009:
Brilliantly directed, designed and performed play. In particular, Chris Spyrides as The Agent shines; frightening like no one I've seen before....