After a hit London run in 2018, The Claim comes to Edinburgh Festival Fringe, now staged in the round, as part of the British Council Showcase 2019. Written by Tim Cowbury (Made In China) and directed by Mark Maughan (Michael Grandage Company), The Claim explores one of the most pressing global issues facing society: migration.
Serge stands before us. He has a performance to give. But why is he here? What is he claiming has happened to him? And what has Willy Wonka got to do with it? A bold, imaginative response to the stories of those seeking refuge in the UK, The Claim is a comically absurd and quietly shattering journey to the heart of our tolerant and fair society.
Running time: 70 minutes
Not being shown on 6th, 13th and 20th
Paines Plough’s ROUNDABOUT, Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL
Wed 31 Jul 2019 to Sun 25 Aug 2019