Chipping Norton show looks at the labels we place on ourselves

Writer and performer Joe Sellman-Leavas examines his experiences of being mixed heritage

Writer and performer Joe Sellman-Leavas examines his experiences of being mixed heritage

Immigration, racism and how we use words are the themes of a show coming to The Theatre in Chipping Norton next week.

Worklight Theatre’s award-winning show Labels draws on writer and performer Joe Sellman-Leava’s experiences of being mixed heritage .

Labels examines how we use words, the line between curiosity and fear, and the rise of anti-immigration rhetoric.

Despite being born in Gloucestershire, Sellman-Leava grew up constantly being asked where he was “really from”. In the show, he calls for a fairer, more open-minded society, using his own stories to open a wider discussion about the way we talk about, think about and treat our fellow human beings.

Joe said: “Although the story is incredibly personal to me, we always wanted it to connect with as many people as possible. Many people have experiences of being labelled for different reasons.

“It’s this variety of adversity that Labels talks about.”

The show takes place at 7.45pm on Wednesday, March 8. Tickets cost £13 or £11. Call 01608 642350 to book.