How does a nation tell its history? We are used to traditional, accepted narratives but what happens when you ask the woman in the street -Where did your family come
How does a nation tell its history? We are used to traditional, accepted narratives but what happens when you ask the woman in the street -Where did your family come from? What was the key moment of your life that changed you? What is it like being an outsider in England?
A Roma talks of being attacked on the English street.
A French woman remembers stuffing her fists in her mouth, as a baby, as she is hidden from the Nazis.
A white working class northerner remembers being raped at seven years old by her father.
A Kurdish refugee escapes a Turkish jail but finds that her memories follow her to London.
An African asylum- seeker has trouble learning English because of her trauma.
A Chinese woman escapes domestic violence through her love of dance.
Pascal Theatre Company has been interviewing women whose voices are usually not heard. These have been edited to create dynamic short scripts online. Stories will be set to new choreography by students from London Contemporary Dance School, The Place and premiered at Bloomsbury Festival. In exciting performances, taking place in the gardens of St Pancras Church and within the building, audiences will have the opportunity to be thrilled and stimulated by taboo stories and new dance.