The Scar Test
A snapshot of life inside the infamous Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre
By acclaimed writer Hannah Khalil
Untold Arts presents The Scar Test, a new play by Soho Theatre Westminster Prize award-winning writer Hannah Khalil, which opens on 21 June during Refugee Week 2017 and offers a powerful and disturbing snapshot of life inside the infamous Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre. Based on verbatim interviews and extensive research, The Scar Test depicts the controversial and unsettling conditions faced by the women detained there, highlighting the urgent, widely unknown reality of immigration control in Britain.
Taking its title from a procedure used to determine whether detainees have undergone torture in their home countries (despite the fact not all forms of torture leave external scars),The Scar Test uses physical theatre, humour and multiple languages to provide a compelling snapshot of daily life at the Centre.
The Scar Test is sponsored by Bhatt Murhpy, Simpson Millar LLP, Fisher Jones Greenwood, DPG Law