“Having met some actors from LegalAliens, I was awestruck by their enthusiasm.
Their starting point, the themes and the way they embrace their work are definitely to be encouraged. Be brave!
You are in a country that has always been open to new ideas and culturally fervent projects. SUERTE! And a big hug.”
Dario Fo, Nobel Prize winner
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LegalAliens' founder Lara Parmiani returns with her kaleidoscopic piece inspired by her journey from a grey, industrial, Italian suburb to 1997 London, taking audiences through time, language, gender cliches and anti-migrant narratives - from "Cool" to "Cruel" Britannia.
What happens when a woman is forced to negotiate two cultures, while not identifying with either?
Through storytelling, music, physical theatre, and visual elements, Shapeshifting explores what happens when one is forced to negotiate two cultures while not identifying with either. Which parts of a migrant's identity are lost together with their native language?
Entertaining, tender, and at times brimming with anger, Shapeshifting tells a story of resilience and female empowerment through a fragmented narrative interrupted by movement, comedy, music, projections, and a "WRONG WORD'' alarm…
The show is accompanied by a workshop dedicated to migrant and refugee artists and those who don't feel at home in their own country. The title of the workshop is "Staging personal journeys".
28th Nov, 8.00PM
PRAGUE :Venuše ve Švehlovce
We are committed to creating a culture of solidarity, understanding and compassion, reaching across divides and platforming the voices that urgently need to be heard.
LegalAliens Theatre is a Theatre of Sanctuary, committed to welcoming all those seeking refuge.
Empowering Migrant Artists and
Breaking Down Barriers with the Power of Theatre
★★★★★ Raw-edged and relevant
London Pub Theatres
★★★★ Confident theatrical imagination (A Younger Theatre)
★★★★ Very funny and sophisticated (West End Wilma)
Welcome to LegalAliens, where the stage is a platform for celebrating diversity and exploring new perspectives.
At the core of our vision is a theatre that includes migrants as artists, creatives, participants and audiences, and foregrounds creative women, onstage and off.
We make thought-provoking and entertaining theatre that reflects the world we live in, drawing on our artists’ rich, layered and original experiences to create unique and captivating performances.