Latitude, CPT, co lab factory
A new society is coming; plagued by the suspicion of strangers, a system has evolved to meet the demands of an angry and fearful population. Incoming/Exodus is an interactive, immersive experience which challenges attitudes towards immigration, with your voice centre stage.
You have been called upon to undertake a new form of civic duty, becoming immigration officers on behalf of a crumbling Government. Working collaboratively with your team, you must complete your assignment to make or break the new order.
In a world where humans have been turned into numbers, and the numbers are warped by those in power - will you break the system?
Incoming/Exodus is a powerful indictment to reconsider public attitudes towards immigration and finally break the game and complete the quest for a better future.
"It’s an entertaining, interactive game that gives people a taste of how different choices might be made...You can imagine it being a useful tool for the UK Border Agency. It’s a game played by the UK government that leaves thousands to drown in the Mediterranean and millions to rot in refugee camps spawned by its military invasion of other people’s countries. And I guess the UK simply forgot to ask those people if they wanted an invasion." British Theatre Guide
"This piece seems vital in allowing us to step back, question our values and the values of our governments. How can we really make such big decision about people we don’t even know? Are we the right people to even make these decisions? Are these decisions even necessary?" A Younger Theatre
"I'm sure there's a PhD in the various audience reactions, and I'd love to see this delivered as a citizenship lesson in all secondary schools, if only to demonstrate the importance of being one of those with power, or at least being represented in the democratic process." Daily Info
PERFORMED BY MATTHEW FLACKS AND AMELIA VERNEDE
CO DIRECTED BY NATALIE SCOTT AND JOSEPH THORPE
PERFORMED AT LATITUDE FESTIVAL, OFFBEAT OXFORD, CAMDEN PEOPLES THEATRE, COLAB FACTORY
SUPPORTED BY CPT AND BARBICAN LABS