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The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Trapped in an IKEA wardrobe
Sat 22 October 2016, 19:45 – 21:00 BST
Join our anti-hero Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod on his epic voyage of self-discovery from his village in Rajasthan, travelling across the world in many surprising and unexpected ways.
At once hilarious and tragic, this tall tale pokes fun at the absurdity of current migration laws whilst highlighting the very real and worsening plight of refugees and asylum seekers across the world.
Adapted for the stage from the original international best-selling book by Romain Puertolas using different theatrical styles such as physical theatre, puppetry and storytelling, this extraordinary journey includes real testimonies from United for Change members (refugees and asylum seekers Manchester based).
This is the fourth show by Hope Street’s Emerging Artists Programme 2016, a six-month intensive volunteering programme that provides participants with the opportunity to create their own work alongside professional artists of international caliber, on a series of ambitious performances, as well as offering support at the onset of their careers.