The Special Relationship archiveTrue stories from the sharp edge of transatlantic deportation. Yes I was deported back. Old Trump sent me here. Anything happens to my family, I'm coming across that ocean if I got to come in a tugboat, singing, "Row, row, row your boat". A grain of cocaine, a digit on a breathalyser, a forged cheque, a DEA sting or Murder One? In America, foreign nationals can be deported after serving prison sentences; some of them are British. Caught in the transatlantic tango between Trump and May and proudly presented by a gun-toting Immigration officer, these are their verbatim stories of double punishment and separation from loved ones. Hassan Abdulrazzak interviewed ex-prisoners and experts in immigration and criminal law to get behind the political rhetoric and explore the extraordinary realities of people caught up in the quagmire of immigration detention and deportation.


Amrita Acharia, Moyo Akande, Nicholas Beveney, Yvette Boakye, Miranda Foster, Fergal McElherron, Duncan Wisbey


Author: Hassan Abdulrazzak
Presented by: Synergy Theatre Project
Director(s): Esther Baker, Nadine Rennie (CDG - casting director)
Design: Katy McPhee
Lighting: Tony Simpson
Sound: Sarah Weltman
Choreographer: Lucie Pankhurst
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The Special Relationship

The Special Relationship (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0576588731. Details of all The Special Relationship archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1153831892

Archive Listings

26 Feb 20
17 Mar 20
Soho Theatre
Inner London
Greater London

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