Border Control


***** “A powerful reminder of how dehumanised we are becoming as a society,” - Norwich Eye

“A vital piece of political theatre,” - Outline Magazine

"Tight writing, sharp and compellingly watchable with direction that made light work of what could be a particularly dense text" - The Play's The Thing

In Brexit Britain, can love survive borders?

Award-winning playwright Michelle Sewell presents a sharp and quick-witted political drama that cuts through the heart of our immigration system to examine what it means for modern relationships.

UK Visas and Immigration Officers scrutinise and dissect the minutiae of a young couple's turbulent marriage to decide on whether 3717 photos, Tesco receipts and occasional indulgences from Ann Summers qualifies them as being in love and able to remain in the UK.


Director: Olivia Furber

Writer: Michelle Sewell

Cast: Annice Boparai, James El Sharawy, Christopher Sherwood

Set & Video Designer: Ruth Sutcliffe

Sound Design: Ross Flight

A HACK Theatre project

Performed at VAULTS festival (London) in March 2020. Nominated for the Festival Spirit Award and Origins Award.