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Videos: Playback Theatre

This method was employed with the group of migrant mothers and a group of mothers with Non Recourse to Public Funds.

Clip: Starting Social Research with Stories from the Playback Team

This is an example for creating ‘reciprocity’ in social research where the actors and researchers are sharing their own stories first before the groups share theirs.

Clip: Good Morning!

This is a story from the mothers’ group about everyday life and encounters in the neighbourhood, reflecting on community, conviviality and racism.

Clip: Arriving in London:

This is a story from a participant in the mothers’ group about arriving in London Heathrow for the first time, told in the narrator’s native language, using playback theatre.

Clip: Cooking for the Family:

This is a story about the narrators’ transition from being a student in Bangladesh to becoming a house wife upon migration to London, where she was taught how to cook by her mother in law for her new family in London. This story emerged in the mothers’ group and shows the uses of playback theatre.

Clip: Post-natal Depression:

This is a story about post-natal depression, and how it can be exacerbated by racism and a lack of English language knowledge. The story also refers, however, to the positive impact of family support. This story emerged in the mothers’ group and shows the uses of playback theatre.

Clip: 'Black is the New Black':

This is a story about what the TV documentary during 2017 Black History Month ‘Black is the New Black’ triggered in the narrator. It also shows the response of another participant to her story. This extract is from the NRPF mothers’ group and shows the uses of playback theatre.

Clip: Moving Around with an Autistic Son:

This is a story about the impact of NRPF policy has on the narrator’s autistic child. This story was shared in the NRPF mothers’ group in the first session and shows the uses of playback theatre.