The Bundle

An asylum seeker's story by Journeymen Theatre was hosted in October 2017 by Broad Campden Quakers in the Court Room at the Old Police Station in Chipping Campden GL55 6HB on October 5th at 7.30pm. The Court Room was packed with Quakers and non Quakers for what was a very moving and at times harrowing performance.

Based closely on the story of a real woman and her three young children, The Bundle follows Adilah's domestic persecution and denial of human rights in Chechnya. Removed from her Russian homeland by her Chechen father, abducted into a forced marriage and then subjected to a life of servitude, she takes the ultimate risk in plotting her escape to the UK. Here she finds a home but also encounters the Home Office's 'hostile environment' with regard to asylum seekers and refugees. The play moves from the tradition of the folk story to that of biting satire as it charts Adilah's bid for freedom, safety and hope.

The Bundle has been commissioned by QARN (Quaker Asylum Seeker and Refugee Network)