- Benjamin Zephaniah's Refugee Boy
"Alem is fourteen, in London with his father on the best holiday he has ever had, only then the unthinkable happens, he wakes to find himself alone, a stranger in an unfamiliar country. Overnight he has become a refugee. As a violent civil war rages back home, Alem's Ethiopian father and Eritrean mother make the heartbreaking decision to leave him in London. Amidst this turmoil, Alem determines to take control, to transcend his refugee label, to become Alem Kelo - an African, a Peacemaker and no longer just a Refugee Boy.
Gail McIntyre Playhouse Associate Director, brings together the work of two of the UK's most prolific and revered poets, Benjamin Zephaniah and Lemn Sissay in a heartbreaking and hilarious production that pulses with energy, love, loss and hope."