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02 December 2018  -  03 December 2018

Pizza Shop Heroes

pizza shop heroes

The Bunker, 53a Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU

Written by Dawn Harrison with the Company.

“We’re going to tell you our stories how we want to.
You’re not here to judge if we’re credible or not.
I am not here to make your conscience feel better. 
I don’t need you to feel sorry for me.”

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 their desire to reclaim them that grounds Phosphoros Theatre’s innovative work. From the backdrop 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.

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