Shining a light on the communities who have come to call Britain home, On Hostile Ground is a compelling new musical drama.

Based on jaw-dropping real-life testimonies and featuring a classically influenced score, it interweaves the story of the cabinet meeting that created the brutal Hostile Environment Policy and of the people whose lives were devastated by it.

Waiting Room 

Agnesa Wojcik 

Is My Home Not My Home? 

Actual Conversation


Jean Demars

Hide And Seek



London Boy 

Where Have Those Years Gone 

Generation Windrush 

The Home Office


Walk Through Water 

The Fighter  

Previous Q&A Events

The Hostile Environment: Impact and Legacy – Tue 16 February 7.30pm

Join panellists Amelia Gentleman (journalist and author of The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing The Hostile Environment), Jun Pang (Policy & Campaigns Officer, Liberty), Patrick Vernon OBE (social commentator, cultural historian and Windrush justice campaigner) and chaired by Juliette Foster (journalist and news presenter) as they discuss the hostile ground policy and creation of the musical.

The Hostile Environment In Practice: Homelessness And Individual Rights Q&ATue 16 March 7.30pm 

Jean Demars (campaigner) and Euen Herbert Small, victim of the hostile environment, in conversation with Jonathan Charles and Michael Henry, the actors who tell their stories in the videos Jean Demars and Actual Conversation

Creating On Hostile Ground Q&A
Watch the On Hostile Ground creative team in conversation with Terri Paddock. Streaming here on Tue 13 April.

Creating On Hostile Ground Q&A
Watch Terri Paddock discuss the creation of On Hostile Ground with a panel of actors from the musical. Streaming here on Tue 13 April.

The Hostile Environment: Race In The UK Q&A – Tue 22 April 7.30pm
Listen to the final Q&A event on the audio player below.