Land of Smiles
  • Edinburgh Fringe

A timely new musical about the trafficking of women in Thailand, as seen through the eyes of sex workers, grassroots activists and NGO employees. Inspired by over 50 interviews, it dramatically examines how the trafficking story is being told, and shows that finding a solution is more complicated than it seems. Emma, an American caseworker, must prepare Lipoh, a migrant from Burma, to be a witness in a trafficking prosecution. What transpires is a provocative, eye-opening yet highly entertaining journey into Thailand's anti-trafficking movement - a world burdened with politics, morality and the rhetoric of human rights.