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Refugee Boy

31 May 2012

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Courtyard Theatre

Tickets £8
Discounts £2 off

Part of the New Writing Season

By Benjamin Zephaniah
Adapted by Lemn Sissay
Directed by Gail McIntyre


Alem 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.

Benjamin Zephaniah's inspiring and moving story has been loved by readers young and old since it came out. Now for the first time it reaches the stage in a new adaptation by award winning poet, playwright and performer Lemn Sissay.

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