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Ashbourne Methodist Church

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Online ticket sales end at 11pm on 18th October. After that, please call 07816 416628 or 01335 300338.

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

Join us for this free, community performance, including a Q&A with the actors after the show. There is also the chance to share in a meal before the performance (limited tickets). The meal will be cooked by some of our local friends who are refugees and asylum seekers. UPDATE: SORRY! THE FOOD TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT - BUT PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE PERFORMANCE.

All tickets are free, but there will be the opportunity to make a donation on the night. Proceeds will be split equally between Upbeat Communities and Phosphoros Theatre.

Upbeat Communities is a charity which helps refugees settle and rebuild their lives in the UK. In particular, it has supported refugees in Derbyshire. Upbeat Communities is a registered charity 1162856.

Phosphoros Theatre is a London based company that makes political performance starring refugee and asylum seeking actors. It is a Community Interest Company, number 10708597.

Starring
Tewodros Aregawe
Kate Duffy
Goitom Fesshaye
Emirjon Hoxhaj
Syed Haleem Najibi

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