LegalAliens is a female-led ensemble of international theatre-makers who have made the UK their home.
We collaborate with artists from any background, irrespective of ethnicity, language, or nationality. Most of our work is in direct response to the need for migrant theatre-makers to feel seen and represented. We recognise the term “migrant” sits at the intersection of many identities, carrying different types of privilege and we are keen to represent and include that diversity in our practice, while sharing that specific experience of displacement that unites us all.
Our aesthetics marries a Brechtian-style interest for social/political theatre with a “contemporary European” approach. Our productions mix text with multimedia and physical theatre to give audiences an immersive experience. We consider theatre a bridge between cultures and our collaborative approach to translation foregrounds the importance of the original language in the translated text.
As an ensemble rooted in our North London community, we use theatre as a tool to foster inclusion through an array of workshops for migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and anyone who can’t afford traditional theatre classes.
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