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Melisa Camba


By Melisa Camba

In 2017, Reuters reported that more than 17,000 domestic workers are brought to Britain every year, 69% of whom are Filipino. 94% are women. 

A moving and melodic response to true stories of migrant domestic workers from the Phillipines, Boses weaves together documentary material and original music to explore modern slavery in the UK's domestic work industry: an ongoing issue on the periphery of society. 

Boses is a bilingual performance, using a combination of English and Filipino language to bridge the gap in cultural differences for an audience, and strengthen the bond between the women in these stories and the solo performer telling them.

Recommended 13+

Content Note: Please note that this production explores themes of modern slavery and contains references to physical, emotional and sexual abuse.

Tuesday 5th November 2019 @ 21:30

Saturday 9th November 2019 @ 18:15

Wednesday 13th November 2019 @ 18:15 

Run Time: 45 minutes

Reviews for BOSES


"A powerful wake-up call to British audiences to realise the complicity their government and laws have in enabling modern day slavery. The power of the piece comes not only from raising awareness of the facts and true stories, but through the music Camba has created to soundtrack the piece. Her voice is strong, pure and beautiful, and the music haunts and resonates. This is a moving and powerful work of political theatre that certainly deserves wide audiences."

Stephanie Ressort, View From The Outside

"Impressive, genuinely entertaining and persuasive, this media rich piece describes the horrific consequences of changes to the visa regime on domestic workers."

Eugenia Ziranova, ActDrop

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