Derby Theatre
Thu 31 Oct 2024
7:30 pm
Captioned in house by Derby Theatre

This show has multiple captioned performances, to see other dates in the run click here

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Sanctuary is supported by Lawrence Batley Theatre and Mafwa Theatre. 2 All performances will be captioned via The Difference Engine, a tool that enables d/Deaf and hard-of-hearing people to read performance captions on their phone.
When Alland, a young Iranian man, begs to be given sanctuary at St Mary’s church in northern England, it sparks a community to react in all the ways each member believes to be right.Molly, a young worker there, joins forces with vicar Fiona to resist both the angry vigilantes and the hard-hearted authorities beyond the church walls to try to protect Alland.
Holding a special community service where voices on all sides sing their songs of redemption and condemnation, Fiona asks the question to everyone present: do we give Alland over to the State or live up to our well-versed ideals of compassion?
With a chorus drawn from students at Wakefield’s CAPA College, Sanctuary’s music mixes hard-hitting ideas with memorable melodic tunes and harmonies.