By Tim Cowbury, Directed by Mark Maughan, Producer: James Quaife

The Claim

"A bold interrogation of the UK's Kafka-esque asylum system"
★★★★ Time Out
"A masterclass in the pitfalls of language, a taut, funny but ultimately massively unsettling piece of work which is a stark and vital reminder of interpretation, viewpoint and how our black and white systems don't make enough room for vulnerable people."
★★★★ What's On Stage
Please select a performance and hit 'Book Tickets'
Access: Captioned performances on 07/08, 14/08 & 21/08
_ Time: 12.50, 23.55
_ Duration: 65 mins
_ Age Suitability: 12+
_ Venue: Roundabout

A comically absurd and quietly shattering journey to the heart of our tolerant and fair society.

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 asks what happens when your life is at stake and all you have to save it are your words.

Part of the British Council Showcase 2019.

Press & reviews
  • ★★★★ - WhatsOnStage - read
  • ★★★★ - Fest - read
  • ★★★★ - Broadway Baby - read
  • ★★★★ - The Telegraph - read
See more from