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Refugee Boy

Refugee Boy (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01720587429. Details of all Refugee Boy archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1615836499

Archive Listings

8 Apr 14
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12 Apr 14
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Birmingham, West Midlands
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1 Apr 14
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3 Apr 14
Waterside Arts Centre
Sale, Cheshire
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28 Mar 14
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29 Mar 14
Playhouse
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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25 Mar 14
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26 Mar 14
Oxford Playhouse
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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18 Mar 14
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22 Mar 14
Northern Stage
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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12 Mar 14
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15 Mar 14
Citizens Theatre
Glasgow
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4 Mar 14
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8 Mar 14
New Wolsey Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
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27 Feb 14
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1 Mar 14
Hull Truck Theatre
Hull, Humberside
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11 Feb 14
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13 Feb 14
Southbank Centre
West End, Greater London
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6 Feb 14
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8 Feb 14
Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse)
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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9 Mar 13
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30 Mar 13
Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse)
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Details

Refugee Boy archiveAlem and his father are in a B&B in Datchet. Alem has lived in Ethiopia and Eritrea but this is his best holiday ever. But in the morning Alem's father is gone, a note explains that his parents didn't want him to risk his life in the war at home. So they have left him in the UK. A refugee. 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. Recommended age: 10+. Running time: 90mins

Cast/Performers

Fisayo Akinade (Alem), Rachel Caffrey, Andrew French, Dominic Gately, Becky Hindley, Dwayne Scantlebury

Creatives/Company

Author: Benjamin Zephaniah
Producer: West Yorkshire Playhouse
Adapted by: Lemn Sissay
Director(s): Gail McIntyre, Natasha Betteridge (associate director), Lucy Hind (movement), Kay Magson (casting)
Design(s): Emma Williams, Mic Pool (projection)
Lighting: Malcolm Rippeth
Sound: Jonnie Khan
Dramaturg: Ben Jancovich

Reviews

Reviews


Julie Parker: 04Apr14:
An amazingly energized production. Totally convincing acting from the whole cast. I was moved to tears several times.

User Reviews

Julie Parker (04Apr14): An amazingly energized production. Totally convincing acting from the whole cast. I was moved to tears several times.
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