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A Young Vic Taking Part and Leeds Playhouse co-production

Freedom Project

By Luke Barnes
Original Concept by Alexander Ferris and Rob Lehmann
Directed by Alexander Ferris and Rachael Nanyonjo

Friday 26 June & Saturday 27 June

Evenings: 8pm

Matinee: Saturday, 2:45pm

The Clare

Unfortunately, due to the current situation, the Freedom Project has been postponed. We are, however, working hard to reschedule the dates and we’ll be back in touch with more information as soon as possible.  


Time passes like treacle over oranges right now and not like water over rocks

The Small One has a family, but it’s not his family. He has a home, but it’s not his home.

The Big One has just arrived, placed in the room with another ‘brown face’ but this is not the face of his brother, it is the face of his enemy.

When you have experienced war, you pick your battles. They roll over and go to sleep.

Freedom Project brings together the UK’s first two Theatres of Sanctuary, Leeds Playhouse and the Young Vic, in this collaboration between the venues and their local communities. Written with young refugees and asylum seekers living in London and Leeds, this poignant story welcomes you to explore what it means to be free in this country.

Writer Luke Barnes

Original Concept by Alexander Ferris and Rob Lehmann

Directors Alexander Ferris and Rachael Nanyonjo

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