The Scar Test

The Scar Test by Hannah Khalil

Migration Matters Festival, Sheffield, 2016

Arcola, South Bank Arts Centre Bedford, Colchester Arts Centre, 2015

“I came to England, scarred for life”

Theatre Untold presents its second production, looking at life inside Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre.
A strong ensemble of actors play characters who are based on those from verbatim interviews.

“They told me I was dangerous”

Through different languages, form, physical work and humour, The Scar Test explores a time you may know but a place that you may not.

“You need to be strong inside or you will die there”

Following a highly acclaimed and successful initial R&D at the Arcola Theatre, London, and performances in Bedford and Colchester, this new play is currently in further development for a London run and Regional tour in 2016 / 2017.

Claire Chate, Taghrid Choucair-Vizoso, Charity Dooshima Or, Waleed Elgadi, John Gregor, Holly Kavanagh, Debbie Korley, Nadia Nadif, Eileen Nicholas, Arinder Sadhra, Daniel York.

Director:  Audrey Sheffield
Writer:  Hannah Khalil
Movement Director:  Kristoffer Huball
Vocal Coach:  Fanos Xenofos
Producers:  Nadia Nadif and Cassie Raine

Made possible thanks to the generous support of:

Arts Council England, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Mark Rylance, Zadie Smith, Anne Johnson, Sabrina Dragoni-Long, Chris White, Sophie Steel, Cat Muir,  Heather Jones, Molly and Eric Elliott.