Nominated for the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award in 2016.
Kareem has settled in London, but the sudden arrival of his destitute brother forces him to re-navigate the System. Now 18 and independent, but with no refugee status, Elgi tries to stay optimistic despite his college prospects stalling. Meanwhile, stardom beckons for Filmon who is courted by TV producers – but is his face ‘refugee’ enough?
Performed by eight refugee and asylum seeking young men from Afghanistan, Eritrea, and Albania, this is a coming-of-age story which positions their experiences centre stage.
★★★★ “Intimate, naturalistic, and with an agenda only to educate, this piece shows the everyday realities of coming of age in an uncertain homeland with grace, humour, and truth … Excellent theatre of testimony” Theatre Bubble
★★★★ “Intimate and subtly poignant story told by those who rarely get their voices heard.”
“It’s the authenticity in every element of the play that makes it so powerful…leaves you far more informed about asylum-seekers than months of news coverage possibly could.”
Programmed as part of Nottingham Refugee week 2018
MON 18 jun – Free Workshops with Phosphoros Theatre at the Theatre Royal and Concert Hall
Drama Workshop for Schools, Nelson’s Studio 10am–12pm
This workshop is aimed at young people with little knowledge of or friendships with refugee communities. It will explore experiences of forced migration and debunk myths in a fun and sensitive way. Suitable for year 6 and above.
Admission: Free, advance booking required. To book please call Box Office on 0115 989 5555.
Drama Workshop for Professionals, Nelson’s Studio 1.30–3.30pm
An opportunity to immerse yourself in the role of a newly-arrived child seeking refuge. A workshop to challenge your thinking and understand the importance of clarity and communication. Suitable for social workers, teachers, mentors and arts practitioners.
Admission: Free, advance booking required.
Dates & Times
|Dear Home Office: Still Pending - Tue 19 Jun 8:00pm Tue 19 Jun||Main House||8:00pm||Tickets £10 (£8 concessions)|