First-hand accounts of the asylum system and seeking refuge in a Europe closing its doors, in the words of people who have experienced it.

If your voice was heard, what would you say?


​​ “The political system is treating the people as if they are numbers... it’s funny here in the migration system. When they distribute the people on the rooms they distribute numbers not persons. They are talking about numbers.”


VOICES consists of testimonies from people who have experience of fleeing and of the asylum system in Sweden and the UK, and who wish to share their testimony through VOICES. In the performance, actors will tell these stories to an audience that might not otherwise have heard them.


VOICES is a living project that is evolving constantly. This means that we will continue collecting testimonies that people want to share through interviews. VOICES are now  available for tour in schools, work places, festivals, political assemblies and anywhere else these voices need to be heard.




For ages 15 - 19,

touring schools all over Sweden.

"Gothenburg English studio theatre’s new production Voices is a minimalistic documentary theatre based on interviews with asylum seekers. Mikaela Blomqvist saw a well-executed play which portrays the individual’s history with respect and sensitivity.

(…) it is, as hinted at by the title, the voices that are given room. Voices is a play that has the courage to trust these voices.

Because even if Brändén Whitaker is responsible for arranging and portraying the testimonies, as well as for the rhythm of the play which emerges from how the five stories are arranged, it is the word for word rendition that is the play’s great strength. It is well executed and shows a great respect and sensitivity towards the individual person’s history." Göteborgs-Posten 181108



To book please contact us directly on: or 031- 42 50 65

Where: VOICES will come to your school and can be performed in your classroom, aula or similar spaces. The space has to be equipped with chairs or benches for all the students.

Price and requirements: For information about prices and technical requirements please download this info sheet.

You can also view the production on Scenkonstportalen.

The teachers resource pack VOICES can be downloaded here.


Gothenburg English Studio Theatre

Chapmans torg 10

414 54 Göteborg


+46 31 42 50 65


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GEST is supported by Göteborgs Stad, Kulturrådet and Folkuniversitetet.

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