Flight Risk by Kevin Brew
With Ellie Kisyombe as Elizabeth.
‘flying at 37,000 feet, hoping for a hundred thousand welcomes’
Flight Risk explores the thoughts and fears of Elizabeth - a woman seeking asylum in Ireland, adrift and asleep on a flight bound for Dublin. The play combines dramatic scenes, archive and location recordings to describe the situation of people who seek protection in Ireland.
Ellie Kisyombe (Elizabeth)
Dylan Tighe (Pilot)
Kathy Rose O’Brien (Stewardess)
Joe Duffy, the Liveline callers Felix Dzamara, Diana and Maria.
Memet Uludag, Ahmed Khamal, Razan Ibraheem,
Vukašin Nedeljkovic, Neltah Chadamoyo
Music by Kevin Brew and Damian Chennells
Sound Design and Sound Supervision by Damian Chennells
Special thanks to Our Table, Liveline, Kerstin Aquaviva, Brian O'Connell, Hugh Ormond and Fergus Sweeney.
Sources consulted included the Irish Times series ‘New to the Parish’ and, the NASC report ‘What’s Food Got to do with It’ by Keelin Barry.
Written and produced by Kevin Brew
Drama On One Series Producer: Kevin Reynolds
Drama Editor: Lorelei Harris