Refugee play coming to Rosmini Centre in Wisbech

PUBLISHED: 08:33 23 November 2018

The Journey, a play which aims to provide “a better understanding of what refugees have been through

The Journey, a play which aims to provide “a better understanding of what refugees have been through", is being performed in Wisbech on Thursday December 6.

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A play which aims to provide “a better understanding of what refugees have been through” is being performed in Wisbech on Thursday December 6.

The Journey, a play which aims to provide “a better understanding of what refugees have been throughThe Journey, a play which aims to provide “a better understanding of what refugees have been through", is being performed in Wisbech on Thursday December 6.

The cast of The Journey, which tells the story of a mother and child fleeing their devastated war-ravaged homeland for a destination of perceived safety, features actors who are themselves refugees and face an uncertain future in Britain.

There will also be a post show discussion involving refugees from overseas currently living in the UK.

To research the play writer and director Steve Lambert visited Lebanon and camps on the Syrian border to learn of the desperate measures people can be forced to endure as they strive to survive.

In the UK he worked with refugee communities and support organisations as well as Edinburgh based poet Ghazi Hussain, a former Palestinian refugee who fled Syria to escape torture and imprisonment – and was twice repatriated before being given leave to stay in Britain.

The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 or £8 for concessions. Call 01945 474422 or visit www.rosminicentrewisbech.org to book.

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