Ellen Muriel’s diverse solo theatre show exposes and challenges her experiences of being a long term volunteer in Europe’s refugee camps. She uses a combination of shadow and cloth puppets, slam poetry, acapella singing and humorous role play to bring alive the existential issues that surround this mass movement of people.
Since its creation in May 2016 the show has been performed 47 times in 6 different countries. Typically hosted in theatres, cafes, community centres and schools, Brainchild will be its first field-festival experience!
✮✮✮✮ Simplystageytix, Jo Trainor – August 2016. “It’s not condescending, it’s not pretentious, it’s about humanising a crisis.
✮✮✮✮✮ Edfringe Review, Naoise Murphy – August 2016. “Muriel has created a poetic monument to the displaced people of the world.”
✮✮✮✮✮ Edfringe Review, Hannah Congdon – August 2016. “She does not put a foot wrong in this moving and frank illustration of our shocking global predicament.”
Audience response: “I laughed, cried, felt embarrassed, humbled, angry and sad.” – June 2016.