Yasmin Sidhwa FRSA is the Artistic Director of Mandala Theatre, a social justice company that uses the power of performance to change young lives, build communities and foster social justice.
Mandala Theatre is currently showing 'Night Light', a play based on academic research and the direct experience of refugees and young people seeking asylum who the company have worked with in Oxford and Birmingham. It specifically explores what happens to unaccompanied children who seek asylum in the UK when they turn 18.
The play will be touring theatres across the UK and in each city there will be a Mandala debate following the performance to discuss the issues addressed by the play. Each debate will have a panel made up of academics, refugees, NGO 'experts' and local councillors.
The current performance schedule is:
13th October -Tramshed Theatre, GLYPT, Woolwich, London
22nd October - LV21, Gravesend, Kent
24th October - Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
27th and 28th January 2017- Theatre in the Mill, Bradford
1st,2nd,3rd,4th February 2017 - Tara Arts, Earlsfield, London
10th February 2017 -Derby Theatre, Derby
To book tickets and find out more visit the Mandala website: www.mandalatheatre.co.uk/whats-on/