Auntie Netta's Holiday for Asylum
Written and performed by Nimmi Harasgama
19 June 2011: work in progress, Battersea Arts Centre
2 - 12 August 2011: Edinburgh previews at Rich Mix and Watermans
15 - 28 August 2011, The Underbelly, Edinburgh
8 September 2011: Asia House
Meet the irrepressible Auntie Netta in her first full length show at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011 - part of a cheeky double bill with The Trouble with Asian Men
Auntie Netta is the unassumingly funny asylum seeker from Sri Lanka, who tells the bawdy, observational story of her arrival in Britain.
From Hadrian’s Wall to ‘Venezuelan’ bikini waxes and her favourite Portuguese dance to the wonders of Skype, follow Auntie’s journey from literature scholar to cleaning lady.
Nimmi Harasgama’s one-woman show is a fresh new satire on immigration, politics and Auntie's experience of living in the UK. Auntie Netta’s Holiday for Asylum had its first airing at Tamasha’s Start Night for emerging artists at Hampstead Theatre in 2009. It then played to roaring success at Battersea Arts Centre’s Scratch Festival, before taking part in the Funny Women competition hosted by Shazia Mirza in 2010.