Human trafficking explored in ‘The House’

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm Sole Purpose Productions and Northwest ACT NI will host a free play, ‘The House’ by Edie Shillue in The Playhouse theatre.

This is a rehearsed reading of a short play on human trafficking followed by a workshop exploring what we can do to prevent this happening in our communities.

Unfortunately, modern day slavery is a bigger problem now than ever before with an estimated 27 million slaves in the world today. This harrowing crime can take many forms from sex trafficking to forced labour, domestic servitude and even organ harvesting.

Recent evidence in Northern Ireland shows an increase on the number of victims of human trafficking yet it is understood that this is only the ‘tip of the iceberg’ as it is such a hidden crime and often victims are transported to many different locations.

Patricia Byrne, Artistic Director of Sole Purpose commented: “This short play by Edie Shillue has been developed through our Theatre Labs. It will be performed with scripts in hand by local actors Carmel McCafferty, Nicky Harley, Gemma Walker, Abby Oliveira and Sorcha Shanahan. The play and workshop aims to raise awareness of sex trafficking in our communities. We are very pleased to be working with Northwest ACT NI on this very important issue.”

Lunch will be provided. This is a free event but it is important to book at 028 7127 9918. This play is suitable for those aged 16 and over.