The Container


ISBN: 9781848420731
Author: By Clare Bayley
Publication Date: 1/08/2007
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 64pp.
Availability: Available


A harrowing, intense drama about people-trafficking, set inside a container lorry.

A freight container, somewhere in Europe. Inside are five people with one common aim: to reach England and start a new life. Can they trust the agent to get them there? Can they rely on each other? And how far will each of them go to get what they want?

Clare Bayley’s play The Container was first performed (inside an actual container lorry) at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2007. It won a Fringe First Award for outstanding new writing on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and an Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award.

‘Riveting, eloquent drama’

‘Devastating… dramatises the terrifying experience [of illegal migration] as one of the key journeys of our time… electrifying drama’

Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award

Edinburgh Fringe First Award

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