Penetrating Europe, or Migrants Have Talent, 12 and 13 May 2017

April 20, 2017 • Cultural, Past Events • Views: 895


12 May 2017, 19:30

13 May 2017, 16:00


St Cuthbert’s Church, Philbeach Gardens, Kensington SW5 9EB


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The show is performed in English.

How does it feel to cross the border in a coffin? Or in a fridge? How does it feel to pretend to be someone you’re not?

Penetrating Europe, or Migrants Have Talent is a mix of verbatim theatre and talent show based on real-life stories of undocumented migration to the UK. It combines the comic, the serious and the absurd to get at the heart of this complex issue.

After Brexit, migration is on everyone’s lips, but there’s one thing missing from the debate: the migrants’ voices. That’s why Molodyi Teatr London collected migrants‘ testimonies and wrote Penetrating Europe, or Migrants Have Talent: to bring migrant experiences directly to the stage and to show the human beings behind the lurid headlines.

Molodyi Teatr London is a Ukrainian-British theatre group. ‘Penetrating Europe…’ is co-written, co-produced and co-performed by real-life migrants.


‘fresh, thoughtful and a hell of a lot of fun’
Central and Eastern European London Review

‘a novel way of exploring how Britain deals with undocumented migrants, and it’s effective’
The Student Newspaper

‘A sparkling parody on what it takes for migrants to win the hearts and minds of Brits: scintillatingly clever, touching, thought provoking and great fun.’
Ukrainian Events in London

Audience Reviews

‘This show will make you laugh, it will make you cry and it will make you think!’

‘Smart text, hilarious jokes.’

‘Touching, emotional, funny.’

‘I was amazed to learn that all the stories of the characters are based on real events.’

‘A topical, engaging, well written story. Charmingly presented & cleverly staged. Exactly what a good fringe show should be’.

‘It’s a must-see show!’

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