Hassan Abdulrazzak’s new play The Special Relationship, based on interviews with Brits deported from the United States, has just premiered at Soho Theatre and it’s causing a buzz. Check out our production photos gallery and tweets collection – and then get booking!
The Special Relationship tells true stories from the sharp edge of transatlantic deportation. It’s presented by Synergy Theatre Project, which specialises in working with prisoners and ex-prisoners.
In America, foreign nationals can be deported after serving prison sentences. Some of them are British. Caught in the transatlantic tango between Donald Trump and Theresa May and proudly presented by a gun-toting immigration officer, these are their true stories of double punishment and separation from their loved ones.
The Special Relationship is written by Hassan Abdulrazzak (Baghdad Wedding, Love Bombs and Apples, The Prophet) and was researched in collaboration with Prisoners Abroad, a UK charity supporting British citizens imprisoned overseas and returning to the UK. Amrita Acharia, Moyo Akande, Nicholas Beveney, Yvette Boakye, Miranda Foster, Fergal McElherron and Duncan Wisbey star in the premiere production, directed by Esther Baker.
The Special Relationship runs from 26 February to 21 March 2020 at Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London W1d 3NE, with performances Mondays to Saturdays at 7pm and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Tickets are priced £10-£18.50. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Production photography by Tristram Kenton,