Meet Tunde and Bola, nine years old, from Nigeria. Two girls sex-trafficked to London share with you their child’s-eye view of the journey they have taken, the people they have encountered and their strange ways, the air hostess who smiles so hard, the ‘bossman’ who talks in his sleep and the objects they have collected along the way.
"First performed in Soho’s basement in November 2010, Dream Pill was commissioned as one of six short plays for the Charged season and was remounted for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011 at the Underbelly.
The play tells the story of two Nigerian children who have been sold for sexual exploitation in the UK but portrays this difficult theme with charm, wit and sensitivity. Audience members have repeatedly said that they felt a very special connection with the girls and never felt overpowered with guilt or revulsion to the subject matter, but felt privileged to have been let into the girls’ inner-world. The play left a lasting impression on the audience with the horror of what had happened revealing itself in waves afterwards.
Dream Pill is currently available for touring, and toured to Dundee in partnership with the White Ribbon Campaign Scotland this March."
Lucy Morrison, Head of Artistic Programme
‘A devastating directness that leaves you feeling lost for words’
'powerful, funny and subtle...the writing of this piece is inspired'
'a brilliant, thought provoking & beautifully acted piece'