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12 October 2015  -  17 October 2015

Map of Me


Half Moon presents Map of Me – a Papertale production in association with Apples and Snakes (South East)

Half Moon Young People’s Theatre 43 White Horse Road, London E1 0ND

From baking African deserts to the snow angels of a UK winter, this emotional and heartfelt journey reveals a compelling story of forced migration. Two very different characters find common ground within the poetry of the streets, and the audience becomes the prized confidante on a young girl’s journey, where each step towards security is fraught with danger, prejudice and the unknown.

Map of Me explores how a displaced child finds a sense of self and belonging in a moving and uplifting show, written from real-life experiences of young asylum seekers. It tells the story of a young girl fleeing war in her homeland as she tries to find safety, identity and a place to belong.

In partnership with Half Moon Theatre and Apples and Snakes South East, Map of Me features prize-winning poets and performers Azfa Awad and Rosemary Harris. It is the third work in the Suitcase Trilogy of spoken word performances about migration for young audiences, developed by Papertale.

The performance is immediately followed by a free short interactive session, in which audience members are offered a creative opportunity to further explore the central themes of migration and belonging that make up the show’s unique core message.

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