Current Productions: The Uninvited

The Uninvited

Songs and Voices of Exile

  • Devised and performed by Elizabeth Mansfield
  • Setting and clothes by Richard Aylwin
  • Lighting by Neil Fulcher

The Uninvited is a performance tour de force telling the extraordinary stories of refugees and exiles, from all over the world, past and present. Poems, writings and testimonies flow into songs – Spanish, Filipino, Farsi, Bosnian – sung both in original language and in English translation.

Premiered in the USA in 2002, The Uninvited has since toured to many places in the UK, celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, through the words and music, the humour and courage, of those forced to flee their homes and make a new life in foreign lands.

A post show, panel-led discussion is offered after each performance. Past participants have included: Amnesty International, Assist, Asylum Welcome, Crisis UK, Exiled Writers Ink, The Refugee Council, Refugee Action, Salusbury World Project and many other organisations and individuals working to support refugees and asylum seekers, in the UK.

The Uninvited is also offered to schools and colleges, alongside practical workshops on 'The Theatre of Bertolt Brecht'.

Spelthorne Borough Council has supported this production.

Spelthorne Borough Council has supported this production

Please see education for full details of the workshops.

Performances in 2011
  • Tuesday 22nd &ndash 5-7pm
  • Michaelhouse, St Michael's Church
  • Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1SU
  • Box Office: 07599 074233 or by email:
  • Part of the 'Anne Frank and Family Exhibition' at Michaelhouse.

    Presented by the Anne Frank Trust UK

Previous Performances
  • Riverside Arts Centre, Sunbury-on-Thames
  • Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington, Devon
  • The Octagon Theatre, Bolton
  • Bridgwater Arts Centre, Somerset
  • Crisis UK, London
  • Rich Mix, London
  • Square Chapel, Halifax
  • South Wing, Farnham Maltings
  • Brewhouse Studio, Taunton
  • Arc Theatre, TROWBRIDGE.
  • The Theatre, CHIPPING NORTON.
  • The New Cut, HALESWORTH.
  • Everyman Studio, CHELTENHAM.
  • Burton Taylor Theatre, OXFORD Playhouse.
  • Lovegrove Theatre, REDBRIDGE.
  • Haymarket Theatre, BASINGSTOKE.
  • Astor Theatre Arts Centre, DEAL.
  • Myers Studio. EPSOM.
  • The Guildhall, Theatre Royal BURY ST EDMUNDS.
  • The Peepul Centre, LEICESTER.
  • WINDSOR Arts Centre.
  • Arts Centre WASHINGTON.
  • Merlin Theatre, SHEFFIELD.
  • YORK Theatre Royal Studio.
  • The Drill Hall, LONDON.
  • St Mary's, Rifle, Colorado USA.
  • Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn, London (A benefit performance for the Salusbury World Refugee Centre).
  • 'United Nations Peace One Day' Albany Theatre, London, UK.
  • Greenwich Theatre, London, UK.
  • Boulder Public Library, Colorado, USA.
The Uninvited

Image by Zohreh Soleimani