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Fast Labour

Issue No. 2097

Fast Labour tells the story of Victor, a Ukrainian asylum seeker who has fled to Britain.

In Ukraine Victor had a business, a family and a home.

Now things are dramatically different.

Arriving in Britain knowing just a few words of English, he spends his time gutting fish and picking carrots to get by.

But Victor has a plan. He is determined not to be stuck at the bottom of the pile and will challenge the gangmasters by building up his own business to try to regain the quality of life he has lost.

Free Labour is an intriguing story raising questions about the way that a culture of exploitation and inequality influences people and the relationships they build with those around them.

Fast Labour
written by Steve Waters
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
Until 17 May

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Tue 15 Apr 2008, 19:24 BST
Issue No. 2097
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