Benjamin is getting ready for his first ever birthday party in a real house. Abigail is dreaming of a college she won’t be able to go to. Sunday is roaming the corridors. Olive is remembering a home she won’t return to. Jennifer is watching static on the television to pass the time. Lizy is singing lullabies to a child who won’t know what freedom is. Gloria is reminding them that there’s still hope. There’s always hope. 

There are 59.9 million displaced people in the world today. HOSTEL 16 is a theatrical snapshot of the Direct Provision system in Ireland.

May contain partial nudity.

Developed with the support of Druid Theatre Company as part of the FUEL Emerging Artist programme 2015 and at FRINGE LAB with the support of Tiger Dublin Fringe.

Photo credit: Fionnuala Gygax.