Trailer for Performance Artist, Vijay Patel's Adapted and Directed show 'The Last King of LoompaLand'.
Texts Adapted: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl, 1964), The Last King of Scotland (Film, 2006) and Martin Luther King's speech 'I have a dream'
Using the race of Oompa Loompas as a backdrop, the piece comments on the politics of immigration, specifically to immigrants who are seeking a better life are scrutinised upon by the British public and certain political parties. Another backdrop to the piece draws from Idi Amin's expulsion of the Asians, looking at the distinction between forced and voluntary migration. The aims for this piece are to challenge audience member's perceptions of immigrants as a negative burden within society and if immigration will ever be embraced.
Original Cast: Richard Gunston, Joanna-Joy Rose Salter and Edward Jeffery.
Footage taken from The ShowRoom, Chichester (November 2013)
THIS SHOW IS STILL IN DEVELOPMENT.