My Skype Family

(July 2015)

اتبع عنوان ورل “When I discovered the rules, I didn’t believe it at first. I read them again and again … I thought I was dreaming. But sure enough, it did apply to us. I felt helpless. I felt like half a man. I mean … not being able to keep my family together.”

 In July 2012, the UK government radically changed the family migration rules, including  a new minimum income requirement for British nationals wishing to sponsor children or spouses from outside Europe.

الخيارات الثنائية تحميل الفتوة المجانية 43% of employees in the UK do not earn enough to meet this requirement. Falling in love with a foreigner now comes with a hefty price tag.

خيار ثنائي الروبوت ماليزيا On the third anniversary of these rules coming into effect, theatre company ice&fire created جرب هذا My Skype Family, a new documentary play that explores the huge lengths people have been forced to go to in order to keep their families together.

تجد You can download the script (PDF) and watch a short version (13:00) of the show below. The full premiere performance can be viewed here.

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اسهم قطر This project was a collaboration with the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants and has been supported by the Barrow Cadbury Trust.

خذ المزيد “Very powerful: My Skype Family @southbankcentre – about indefensible family migration rules.” NATALIE BENNETT, LEADER OF THE GREEN PARTY OF ENGLAND & WALES “Lovely storytelling that packed a real emotional & political punch. Terrific performances all round as well… That Skype experience is so widespread now & I think the show would really connect with a lot of people.” TOM GREEN, COUNTERPOINT ARTS

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