A harrowing, intense drama about people-trafficking, set inside a container lorry.
Fringe First Award for outstanding new writing on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award 2007
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?
'riveting, eloquent drama' - Observer
'devastating... dramatises the terrifying experience [of illegal migration] as one of the key journeys of our time... electrifying drama' - Scotsman
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About the Author
The Container was first produced in 2007 in Edinburgh, where it won a Fringe First and the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression award. Other work includes The Shift, Blavatsky (Young Vic); The Enchantment, an English version of the play by Victoria Benedictsson (National Theatre, Cottesloe 2007); At Sea (Hotbed Festival, Cambridge 2009); The Woman Who Swallowed a Pin (Southwark Playhouse, 2000); The Protectors (Trafalgar Studios, 2015).
Radio includes: Heathrow (for the Urban Scrawl series, on theatrevoice.com 2009); The Secret Place (BBC Radio 4 2008); The Bringer of Sweets.