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Refugee Boy

April 21 @ 7:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until 13th May 2017

£10

Benjamin Zephaniah is a much-loved and celebrated British Jamaican poet, who has featured in The Times list of Britain’s top 50 post-war writers. Refugee Boy is a powerful and moving story based on his acclaimed book, and tells the story of 14 year old Alem, a refugee forced to flee his family and country for London in the late 1990s, to escape civil war at home in the disputed region between Ethiopia and Eritrea. As a child of parents from both regions, Alem is in great danger from the forces of both sides, and is forced to seek safety alone in the UK.

The story follows Alem’s experiences in London in a warm-hearted tale of hope, family and identity. For Alem, the challenge is fitting in and growing up in a country very different from his own, and being there without the family he loves.

Adapted for the stage by Lemn Sissay, Refugee Boy brilliantly continues Chickenshed’s exploration of the issues surrounding refugees and immigration, as recently examined so powerfully in the sell-out run of Kindertransport.

Ticket Information:
Preview (19 Apr) – £10 (inc. concs)
Standard Matinee & Evening – £15 (£12 concs)
Peak Matinee & Evening – £18 (£15 concs)
FiverLive Offer – £5 to 15-25 year olds with our new FiverLive offer – call Box Office and mention the FiverLive offer when booking

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Details

Date:
April 21
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
£10
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.chickenshed.org.uk/refugeeboy

Venue

Chickenshed Theatre
290 Chase Side
London, N14 4PE United Kingdom
Phone:
020 8292 9222
Website:
https://www.chickenshed.org.uk/refugeeboy

Organiser

Chickenshed
Phone:
02082929222
Email:
bookings@chickenshed.org.uk
Website:
www.chickenshed.org.uk