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Phosphoros Theatre: Pizza Shop Heroes
June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
As part of Refugee Week we are delighted to be joined by Phosphoros Theatre who will be performing their latest production ‘Pizza Shop Heroes’
Shortlisted for the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award 2016, this unique emerging company stars four refugee young men who made the arduous
journey to the UK on their own as children from Afghanistan, Eritrea and Albania. They have told their ‘stories’ repeatedly to the Home Office as part of seeking asylum and it is the desire to reclaim them that grounds Phosphoros Theatre’s innovative work. From the precinct of a pizza shop we embark on a journey across time and continents to explore how they got here, where they’re going and what they’ve learnt along the way. It’s a story of male and cultural identity, of family and fatherhood, a lyrical collage of memories, hopes, dreams and imagined realities. From prisons in Libya and Greece to conversations with absent Mothers to raising the next generation of sons.
Powerful, celebratory, affirming, authentic; this is theatre that puts refugees centre stage. It will be an evening to remember!
Pay what you can, tickets are free to book and there will be a donation box on the night. Please book your tickets as we only have a few seats left! Book here
The museum will also be open from 6.45pm to explore before the performance begins.
There will also be a chance to chat with the cast after the performance finishes
Explore the trailer here!