Written by Kay Adshead
The Bogus Woman by Kay Adshead is based on real-life experiences of asylum-seekers at Campsfield and Tinsley House Detention Centre. We follow an unnamed woman who has fled unspeakable abuses. She arrives in Britain to seek asylum and start a new life, but conversely is confined, interrogated, humiliated, abused, and stripped of her human rights. With her we meet an array of characters, detainees, guards, protesters, and solicitors, the desperate, the empathetic, and the ruthless. This play shines a stark light on the hidden world of the UK asylum process.