The inaugural performance of The Thin Red Line took place on 21 October 2018 at Hope Street Theatre, Liverpool.
The Thin Red Line is a play that is a critical and creative response to the UNITED list of refugees deaths – it gives voice to personal stories of people on the list. It is constructed using verbatim words from asylum seekers and refugees who have been confronted by ‘Fortress Europe’.
The inaugural performance was well attended, and a special guest, Geert Ates, the Director of the United List of Refugee Deaths travelled from Amsterdam to watch the play; he said, “We were very happy that we took the decision to visit your play! Impressive, very well done. It boosts our motivation! I hope you manage to show this at schools.“
Other feedback from the audience:
“It had me entranced, hooked and almost in tears. So powerful, so real,”
“A quality piece that doesn’t waste time or energy on getting its message across,”
“Thank you for giving Asylum seekers and refugees a voice!! Amazing,”
“Thought provoking on several levels.”
“I was moved to tears.”
“Congratulations Marj Morgan on another powerful piece of writing.”
Discussions are underway to tour this production.
Updates will be provided on this page in the near future.
“Art in Liverpool usually writes very outwardly, reflecting on the highs and lows of what’s going on around us, so the upcoming book has been a fascinating opportunity to self-reflect, often very critically of the festival, and its context.
Working with eight of Liverpool’s most exciting writers, the book includes work from Richard Billing, Jessica Fenna, Joanie Magill, Bernadette McBride, Paul McDermott, Marjorie Morgan and Callan Waldron-Hall.”
The Thin Red Line – Long listed for the Upsetters Bunker Theatre Show in June.
“Very powerful verbatim piece about the refugees housed in the bleak Red Road estate in Glasgow. Packs a punch. Songs are a bonus.”