Joe Sellman-Leava

Labels

“Powerful, important and funny.” – Emma Thompson

Joe Sellman-Leava’s one-man show Labels is a funny, moving tale about mixed heritage and immigration. Recounting his childhood in rural ’90s England in light of changing political attitudes and the ongoing refugee crisis, the performance melds stand-up comedy, storytelling and poetry. Shortlisted for Amnesty International’s Freedom of Expression Award, Labels analyzes the way we use words, the line between curiosity and fear, and the rise of anti-immigration rhetoric. Amid the cacophony of statistics and soundbites that surround the immigration debate, Labels offers an honest, human story
about the bridges and barriers formed in a multicultural Britain.