Refugee Boy - Companion work

Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah adapted for the stage by Lemn Sissay is coming to the Citizens Theatre in March 2014.

The play follows the moving and inspiring story of 14 year old Alem, who having lived in both Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeks refuge in the UK. From care home, to foster home, from school to court, Alem’s journey makes him reach inside himself to find courage to go on and strength to speak out.

As a pre-show curtain raiser to the main stage production of Refugee Boy, the Citizens Theatre in association with Scottish Refugee Council will present a music, song and storytelling event with local people, refugees and those seeking asylum.

Over 6 weeks, participants will explore themes from the play such as, arriving in a new place, belonging and finding a home, and work towards a unique event allowing the reflections of those seeking refuge in Glasgow today to be heard.

How to get involved

Come along and find out more at a FREE Taster Workshop:
Tuesday 4 February, 2-4pm
at the Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS
Refreshments and travel expenses provided.


Taking part is FREE and we especially welcome participants from refugee or asylum seeking backgrounds.

No experience needed, just an interest in being part of the project.

Or perhaps you are a performer and would be interested in a performance slot during the day?

To find out more or reserve your place please contact Citizens Learning Community Drama Artist .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) / 0141 418 6270

Download this information as a PDF: Refugee Boy Learning Event Recruitment.pdf

What’s in it for you:

• Confidence and skills building
• An opportunity to socialise and make new friends
• An opportunity to learn about other cultures
• Experience of performing at the internationally renowned Citizens Theatre
• An opportunity to continue your connection to the Theatre after the project has finished.

If you decide to join the project, further dates & times are as follows:

• Tues 4 Feb, 2-4pm
• Tues 11 Feb, 2-4pm
• Tues 18 Feb, 2-4pm
• Tues 25 Feb, 2-4pm
• Tues 4 March, 2-4pm
• Tues 11 March, 2-4pm

• Wed 12 March 2 – 4pm

Performance open day
Sat 15th March 1pm – 7pm

‘Refugee Boy’ Performances: 7.30pm
• Wed 12 March
• Thu 13 March,
• Fri 14 Mar
• Sat 15 Mar, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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