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SOLD is a politically urgent, dynamic piece of verbatim theatre that confronts the global issue of modern day slavery. Under the direction of Complicite Associate, Catherine Alexander, the ensemble has woven together this theatrical event from original interviews arranged by the Human Trafficking Foundation. The result is must-see theatre: innovative, engaging and immersive. SOLD exposes the hidden world of human trafficking looking at domestic slavery, forced labour, child trafficking and the undesirable world of the sex trade.


"I was mesmerised by SOLD. As a child and adolescent psychotherapist who sometimes works with victims of this vile trade, this devised play seemed to tell their stories in such an immediate and shocking way that I felt that at last they are being given a voice. It's a production that will stay with me for a very long time."

Rory Reynolds
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

"SOLD is an exciting production - a largely verbatim piece of theatre that is also theatrically ambitious, a combination which is all too often lacking from issue-driven theatre. At the same time those issues aren't obscured by the innovative staging, and it's with a feeling of shocking illumination that you watch these true stories unfold. The company has clearly worked incredibly hard, researching, developing and piecing together the production. There's a real sense of the passion and energy they have brought to the process, and this underpins SOLD, driving the urgency of the play's message."

Poppy Keeling

"SOLD's success is in the way it brilliantly realises its harrowing subject matter, not as a didactic piece concerned with preaching its cause, but as a living, breathing experiment in theatricality. It wears its considerable research lightly on its sleeve and engages your emotions through the sheer physical commitment of its talented company. Beautiful moments emerge from brutality, and with a young company engaged in tackling such an important issue you are left very hopeful that it will bring the subject to its rightful place in the forefront of people's minds."

Will Mortimer, Literary Officer
Hampstead Theatre
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