Freight Container Is Stage For Human-Trafficking Play

“The container is not just the set, but the theatre itself; the audience of 28 will sit on boxes inside as the action goes on around them, and the only lighting will come from torches carried by the actors. A few extra ventilation holes will be drilled; the Young Vic doesn’t want the audience passing out. Recreating the smell of excrement would have been too overwhelming, says [director Tom Wright], but the heat, darkness, smell of sweaty bodies and claustrophobia will make the experience real enough.”