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.
On Hostile Ground is presented as a series of 14 music videos to be released online, for free. Watch the first 3 here released on Tue 16 Feb 2021…
Is My Home Not My Home?
On Hostile Ground Q&A – Tue 16 February 7.30pm
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Join us for the first of a series of online Q+A sessions about the hostile ground policy and creation of the musical. The first is called The Hostile Environment: Impact and Legacy with 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).
Please note that the Q&A will be recorded and audience members will be required to turn off their camera and microphone throughout the event. Questions can be submitted through the chat function. You can access the Q&A by clicking the link in your email confirmation and logging in to the Royal & Derngate account you booked your free ticket with. This will take you directly to the digital content page of your account where you will find the relevant access link for the Q&A.
PRESENTED BY ROYAL & DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON. FUNDED BY ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND.
SUPPORTED BY ROYAL & DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON, MUSICAL THEATRE NETWORK, MERCURY MUSICAL DEVELOPMENTS AND CHINA PLATE AS PART OF BEAM2020 AND THE MUSICAL THEATRE DARKROOM 2019.
Juliet Gilkes Romero
Music and Orchestrations
Co-creator and Director