Paper Smokers presents Diary of an Expat
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When: Tuesday 2nd – Friday 5th April 2019
Tickets: Pay What You Feel
Age Recommendation: 16+
Running Time: 55 mins
Who are those weird creatures (immigrants) who have taken control of the British Eden?
DIARY OF AN EXPAT tells the comic story of the encounter between modern migrant, Cecilia, and London - a contemporary El Dorado craved by generations of young Europeans. When she arrived in the UK from Italy nine years ago, with a suitcase full of hopes, dreams and bags of pasta, Cecilia’s mission began: becoming British whilst remaining deeply Italian.
She started her exciting life abroad with thrilling adventures, a successful career and a vibrant urban lifestyle… kind of. Now, after numerous dubious jobs and weird encounters, Cecilia finds herself alone among the chaos of multi-ethnic, glamorous London whilst navigating the ever-present uncertainty of Brexit.
Based on real testimonies as well as personal experiences of writer Cecilia Gragnani, Diary of an Expat looks at lives of Europeans abroad and their urgency to understand and explore what expatriating means for a younger generation. Confronting the legal technicalities of becoming a citizen of another country, Cecilia questions what role this will play on her identity and how we decide where we belong.
Turning her desires into reality has become a titanic endeavour as the European dream of life abroad slowly drifts away.