by Carolyn Lloyd Davies
When Rosa, an impoverished Filipina domestic worker, finds herself enslaved in London, she is desperate to escape – her faith and love of Karaoke dancing can only sustain her so far.
After two futile attempts to flee from domestic servitude, with the help of fellow Filipina, Angel, she finds freedom at last, only to be trapped once more within the UK immigration system as an undocumented person.
Written by Carolyn Lloyd Davies with Franchezka Cunanan, ‘Can’t See For Looking’ opens on 18 October, Anti-Slavery Day, until 4 November.
This fast-moving and shocking drama is based on extensive interviews with five Filipina domestic workers rescued in London from modern slavery.
The play is inspired by these true stories and not only highlights the prevalence of hidden slavery in a village, town or city near you, but also how reluctant we are to report it, because of what it would cost us to confront our neighbours, employers or friends with such uncomfortable truths.
4 star reviews of previous work for ‘Penetration’ 2021
‘Conferences and public forums should be convened to discuss its ramifications. This is a script to raise whirlwinds.’ The Spectator, Lloyd Evans
‘Wow, I’m a bit speechless. That was a very, very brilliant production’. The Stagey Blog
‘An important piece for our time‘. London Theatre Review
‘A challenging and disturbing piece, smoothly staged by director David Trevaskis’ Reviews Gate, William Russell.
About the author
CAROLYN LLOYD DAVIES
Carolyn trained as an actor at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA) in London, and her first professional full-length play Silent on the Matter was performed at the Old Fire Station, Oxford, in 2015. Since then, she has written four full-length plays, two audio comedies, and was commissioned to write two short screenplays. She was a trustee of ALRA for seven years and is now on the Steering Group of Oxfordshire Theatre Makers. Two of her plays have have been published by Aurora Metro Publications Ltd. Carolyn is the founder and co-artistic director of Living the Drama.