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Saturday, 14 November 2015 from 19:30 to 21:00 at St Mary's Church, Bramall Lane |

Writer: Leah Chillery | Director: Ola Animashawun | Chair of Debate: Professor Andrew Geddes

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Photograph of Refugees

Migration has become one of the most complex and emotive issues of our time. Images of migrants have become commonplace in the media, but how much do we know about the people who formulate and administer the laws that determine the fate of those on the move?

The Prospects for International Migration Governance research project celebrates The Department of Politics 50th anniversary with a dramatic script-in-hand reading created in partnership with Sheffield-based national touring company Eclipse Theatre, (One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show, The Hounding of David Oluwale).

This brand new darkly comedic script by leading playwright Leah Chillery (BBC R4 Afternoon Drama; BBC3 TV Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) shines a light on the lesser-known world of the migration policy makers, the lenses through which they see the world of migration, their power and the consequences for people on the move. People like you and me.

This will be followed by a lively discussion with the audience, playwright, director and academics to consider the issues raised in the reading.

This highly emotive and topical issue touches all of us in some way and creates opportunities for debate and reflection on the consequences for individuals, nations and humanity.

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