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The current migrant crisis affecting the majority of Europe is at the centre of this brand new production by a Midlands theatre company. The new play, entitled Mausoleum: Tales of Chaos and Claustrophobia, is brought to the stage by Staffordshire-based Fired Up Theatre.

Mausoleum explores the gritty subject of migrants

Mausoleum will be performed at the Lichfield Garrick theatre on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 May, with both performances commencing at 7.45pm. The production explores the lives and stories of a group of refugees and migrants crammed into a container. Delivered through a narrative of poetry, the production discovers the horrors and traumas, along with joys and mirth, as the blanket of war and conflict unfolds.

Lichfield Garrick
Lichfield Garrick playing host to Fired Up Theatre company

Fired Up Theatre is a professional community theatre company that sets out to devise, write and perform challenging 'outside of the box ' performing arts works, that combine the talents of both professional and non professional artists from theatre, literature, music, film, dance, technical, community and educational back grounds. The company was established by Simon Quinn in 2004 to provide theatre skills into schools, taking on difficult themes and subjects that impact the lives of students and exploring them through drama.

Lichfield Garrick
The main stage at Lichfield Garrick theatre

The performance of Mausoleum, which starts at 7.45pm on both May 27 and 28, will be followed by a discussion with the cast, director and writer. Tickets cost 15 (11 for students), and can be booked online at or by calling Lichfield Garrick's Box Office on 01543 412121.
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Why? Gritty New Play Explores The Migrant Crisis
When: 27-28 May 2016
Phone: 01543 412121
Where: Lichfield Garrick, Castle Dyke, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6HR
Cost: 15 adults (11 for students)
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