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15 – 16 May


Quay Arts

Sea Street
Newport Harbour
Isle of Wight
PO30 5BD

01983 822490

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Labels at quay arts 15   16 may

StoneCrabs Theatre presents Labels a worklight production

by Joe Sellman-Leava directed by Katharinha Reinthaller.

“Laugh, Cry, and Connect with ‘Labels’, the award-winning entertaining show that celebrates diversity, inclusion, and the power of storytelling.

Join us on an unforgettable journey through Joe’s upbringing in ’90s Devon, juxtaposed with his father’s migration from Uganda to Cheltenham in the ’70s. Dive into a tale that deftly navigates political shifts, the global refugee crisis, and everyday life in multicultural Britain, all brought to life through comedy, storytelling, and powerful spoken word performances.

Get ready for a rollercoaster ride of paper planes, awkward romance, and a humorous exploration of identity through sticky labels!

“Labels spark meaningful conversations that resonate long after the curtains close.”


• Winner of Scotsman Fringe First 2015 and Holden Street Theatres Edinburgh Award 2015

• Winner of Best Theatre at Adelaide Fringe 2016 and Peace Foundation Award 2016

• Winner of Vault Festival People’s Choice Award 2017

• Shortlisted for Amnesty International Award 2015 and Asian Arts Award 2016


“Powerful, important and funny” – Emma Thompson

“Terrific and really thoughtful” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Critics’ Ratings:

★★★★★ British Theatre Guide, Broadway Baby, Three Weeks, Everything Theatre, The Upcoming, My Theatre Mates, Edinburgh Evening News, and more!

Labels have been captivating audiences worldwide across four continents, from prestigious venues like Edinburgh Festival Fringe and London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East to performances in Singapore, Denmark, Australia, and America.

This show includes the mention of racism, bullying, mild swearing, violence and death.