No Direction Home: Pizza Shop Heroes

Dates and Times

Fri 9 - Sun 11 Nov at 9pm / 8:30pm Sun 11

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£12/10 (conc.)

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Presented by Phosphoros Theatre

Four young men working your average shift in your average pizza shop take us on a journey across time and continents to show how extraordinary they are. From leaving their homelands of Eritrea, Albania and Afghanistan to seek asylum as children, they 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 migration stories shaped by Europe’s colonial past, of family and fatherhood.  Using the company’s trademark warmth and wit, these lived-experience actors share a stage with a former refugee caseworker to perform 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 refugee theatre that subverts notions of victimhood.


About the company

Phosphoros began in 2015 in a NW London Refugee Housing Project when one of the young men told his caseworker he would like to tell his story. We created two plays – including the acclaimed Dear Home Office – with thirteen former unaccompanied minor actors and continue to only work with this group. Theatre is our resistance.

“Heartwarming, educational and humorous, this is a bold piece of theatremaking ****” – The Stage on Dear Home Office| Twitter| Instagram | Facebook| #ThisIsOurResistance

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