Provocative and experimental award-winning theatre company.
Currently producing a season of innovative works for their new online venue, Knaïve Theatre presents: A Digital Lyceum.
Have Your Passport Ready is a virtual experience by
Stand and Be Counted Theatre (SBC) that puts the audience
directly in the world of the UK's hostile environment. This short
film-meets-video game is Knaïve Theatre's first open
"[An] important and engaging interactive video, which crackles
with barely suppressed anger" - The Stage
This show received 4 Star Reviews from The Guardian and
The Stage and can still be seen in the Gallery at Knaïve Theatre
Led by brothers Khaled and Mohammad Aljawad from Syria,
now based in Sheffield, Have Your Passport Ready explores an unknown city without an interpreter as audiences become players
collecting evidence to prove their right to remain in the UK.
SBC make campaign theatre with a proud record for welcoming new audiences to the theatre. Their work is adventurous and
highly political, merging lived experience with new ideas. They believe that theatre is a vital tool in the pursuit of positive social change and justice. In 2016 SBC became the first ‘Theatre Company of Sanctuary.' They are committed to making work with, about and for people seeking sanctuary in the UK and internationally. They are co-founders of the Welcome Consortium: a grass-roots movement for theatre-makers building a culture of welcome within their communities.
Have Your Passport Ready, Us, (Post 23/3) and Covid Lockdown Breath Machine together form our Arts Council England’s Emergency Response Fund for Non-NPOs funded programme.
This was released as part of Knaïve Theatre presents: A Digital Lyceum's inaugural season 17th -24th October 2020.