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Thank you so much for booking Diary of an Expat. We look forward to welcoming you. Please make sure your bring evidence of your booking: either photocopied ticket or on screen on your phone/tablet device. In the meantime please do read and follow our guidance on keeping Covid-19 safe when you are at St Margaret's House: How to be part of a St Margaret’s House workshop, performance or activity and reduce the risk of Covid-19 Your guide to a safe and enjoyable experience at St Margaret’s House Before you visit: Take your temperature: Take your temperature before travelling. If your temperature reading is higher than 37.8°c or you have a new continuous cough you should stay home. Consider travel options Consider your travel options and use a car, motorcycle, bicycle or walk to St Margaret’s House where possible, in accordance with the current UK Government guidance. Pack your face covering There will be some activities/performances/workshops taking place where we will ask you to wear a mask so don’t forget to pack it. Ticket/booking check Please check your ticket/booking for your entry time and time your journey so that you have good time to check in, get settled, make yourself aware of social distancing guidance and hand sanitizer stations. When you arrive Join the queue On arrival at St Margaret’s House please join the queue if there is one, ensuring you maintain a safe distance from others. Staff/volunteers will be on hand to assist you. Test and trace On arrival our staff/volunteers will ask you to provide your contact details (name, phone number, date, time) for NHS Test and Trace purposes. Your details will be kept for no more than 21 days. Sanitise station Once you’ve entered the space where your activity is taking place you will be asked to sanitise your hands before moving forward. Wear your face covering If a face covering for your activity is required at this point staff will ask you to put on your face covering before moving forward. (The event page on our website will have guidance but if you are not sure email programme@stmargaretshouse.org.uk) During your visit Keeping your distance During your visit please ensure you maintain a safe distance from others. Follow the routes When moving around St Margaret’s House, please follow the one-way routes to help maintain safe distancing. Wear your face covering If your activity requires it please wear your face covering. If you are unsure please ask a member of staff or a volunteer. (The event page on our website will have guidance but if you are not sure email programme@stmargaretshouse.org.uk) Wash your hands Please wash your hands before and after using toilet facilities and sanitise your hands regularly using the products provided. Our team are here to help Our staff/volunteers will be on hand during your visit to provide guidance around the space. If you have any questions or feedback on your experience, don’t hesitate to chat to one of them. When you are leaving Follow directions At the end of your activity please follow staff/volunteer directions. You may be asked to exit via specific doors.

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Thank you so much for booking Diary of an Expat. We look forward to welcoming you. Please make sure your bring evidence of your booking: either photocopied ticket or on screen on your phone/tablet device. In the meantime please do read and follow our guidance on keeping Covid-19 safe when you are at St Margaret's House: How to be part of a St Margaret’s House workshop, performance or activity and reduce the risk of Covid-19 Your guide to a safe and enjoyable experience at St Margaret’s House Before you visit: Take your temperature: Take your temperature before travelling. If your temperature reading is higher than 37.8°c or you have a new continuous cough you should stay home. Consider travel options Consider your travel options and use a car, motorcycle, bicycle or walk to St Margaret’s House where possible, in accordance with the current UK Government guidance. Pack your face covering There will be some activities/performances/workshops taking place where we will ask you to wear a mask so don’t forget to pack it. Ticket/booking check Please check your ticket/booking for your entry time and time your journey so that you have good time to check in, get settled, make yourself aware of social distancing guidance and hand sanitizer stations. When you arrive Join the queue On arrival at St Margaret’s House please join the queue if there is one, ensuring you maintain a safe distance from others. Staff/volunteers will be on hand to assist you. Test and trace On arrival our staff/volunteers will ask you to provide your contact details (name, phone number, date, time) for NHS Test and Trace purposes. Your details will be kept for no more than 21 days. Sanitise station Once you’ve entered the space where your activity is taking place you will be asked to sanitise your hands before moving forward. Wear your face covering If a face covering for your activity is required at this point staff will ask you to put on your face covering before moving forward. (The event page on our website will have guidance but if you are not sure email programme@stmargaretshouse.org.uk) During your visit Keeping your distance During your visit please ensure you maintain a safe distance from others. Follow the routes When moving around St Margaret’s House, please follow the one-way routes to help maintain safe distancing. Wear your face covering If your activity requires it please wear your face covering. If you are unsure please ask a member of staff or a volunteer. (The event page on our website will have guidance but if you are not sure email programme@stmargaretshouse.org.uk) Wash your hands Please wash your hands before and after using toilet facilities and sanitise your hands regularly using the products provided. Our team are here to help Our staff/volunteers will be on hand during your visit to provide guidance around the space. If you have any questions or feedback on your experience, don’t hesitate to chat to one of them. When you are leaving Follow directions At the end of your activity please follow staff/volunteer directions. You may be asked to exit via specific doors.
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Entertaining and thoughtful one woman play from Paper Smokers Theatre Company

About this Event

“a vital reminder of how destabilising Brexit will be for vast numbers of people who call the UK home” - The Stage

Join us this November for a superb one-person show all about life living as an ExPat in the UK. Follow Cecilia as she finds herself alone amongst the chaos of multi-ethnic, glamorous London whilst navigating the ever-present uncertainty of Brexit.

The Show

Faced with the possibility of having to leave her home of ten years, Cecilia is sharing her personal experience and testimonials of others to ask: what does it feel like to be an expat?

Diary of an Expat is a solo show directed by Katharina Reinthaller (Labels, Fringe First Winner 2015), telling the comic story of the encounter between modern migrant Cecilia and London - a contemporary El Dorado craved by generations of young Europeans. It looks at the road to becoming a British citizen, embracing a new nationality whilst staying true to your roots, and the knocks your identity takes when no country claims you as their own. From amusing miscommunications to bewildering legal technicalities, Cecilia delves into the day-to-day of living in a country that can’t pronounce your surname.

When she arrived in the UK from Italy nine years ago, with a suitcase full of hopes, dreams and bags of pasta, Cecilia’s mission began: trying to become British whilst remaining deeply Italian. She started her exciting life abroad with thrilling adventures, a successful career and a vibrant urban lifestyle… kind of. Now, after numerous dubious jobs and weird encounters, Cecilia finds herself alone among the chaos of multi-ethnic, glamorous London whilst navigating the ever-present uncertainty of Brexit. Now turning her desires into reality has become a titanic endeavour as the European dream of a life abroad slowly drifts away.

Based on real testimonies as well as personal experiences of writer Cecilia Gragnani, Diary of an Expat looks at the lives of Europeans abroad and their urgency to understand and explore what expatriating means for a younger generation. Confronting the legal technicalities of becoming a citizen of another country, Cecilia questions what role this will play in her identity and how we decide where we belong.

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THEATRE WEEKLY

“The humour that comes along with Diary of an Expat is both surprising and welcome, it’s a very natural kind of funny that doesn’t feel forced or overly contrived.

Diary of an Expat is a satirical exploration of life in Britain from the point of an outsider, who desperately wants, and is succeeding in becoming a naturalised British citizen.

This is one of those rare productions that makes you think long and hard about a subject, without even realising it’s had that affect on you.”

Covid-19 Guidance

Before attending this event, please read our guidance on ways in which you can help reduce the risk of Covid-19 whilst at St Margaret’s House.

This is a mask-wearing event. All theatregoers at St Margaret’s House are required to bring a face mask with them to be worn during the show.

For any enquiries or questions about our Diary of an ExPat performance, please contact programme@stmargaretshouse.org.uk.

Accessibility

If you require specific access requirements please contact us and we will endeavour to accommodate your needs. We’ll always provide one free ticket for the companion of patrons with access requirements. On your first booking, please call us on 020 8980 2092 or email us at programme@stmargaretshouse.org.uk and we’ll ensure that every future order you make with us automatically includes a complimentary companion ticket as well as the organisation of specific access requirements.

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