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Pizza Shop Heroes: Refugee Actors Take Centre Stage

Phosphoros Theatre, a leading refugee company based in London, recognised as a Theatre of Sanctuary back in April 2019, are touring their show Pizza Shop Heroes, starring four inspiring refugee actors from Eritrea, Afghanistan and Albania.

The show begins during Refugee Week visiting the Migration Matters Festival on 17 June, followed by Nottingham Playhouse on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th June as part of Refugee Week 2019. Their show is popular with diverse audiences including students, young people and people interested in refugee issues, politics, human rights and hearing from new communities. For all shows, Phosphoros Theatre are offering £5 tickets for refugees and also have a number of FREE tickets for refugees and organisations with limited funding. Please find more information about the show below:



Four former unaccompanied child refugees from Eritrea, Afghanistan and Albania working your average shift in your average pizza shop take us on a journey across time and continents to show how extraordinary they are. Having told their stories to social workers and courts as part of their asylum claims, they are now reclaiming them.

From prisons in Libya and Greece, to conversations with absent mothers, to raising future sons, these lived experience actors share a stage with a former refugee caseworker to shine a light on masculinity and forced migration.

Powerful, funny, resistant, revealing. This is refugee theatre that rethinks victimhood.

Book fast! They sell out quickly so book early!



Contact Phosphoros Theatre for a discount code to book £5 tickets. They don’t want money to be a barrier so please contact them if you require free tickets and they’ll try their best to make this possible. 15 minute pre-show talk (these are particularly helpful for low-English speakers and people who haven’t been to the theatre before) are available on request.



Phosphoros Theatre refugee leaders and directors deliver drama workshops to schools, refugee groups and professionals around human rights issues. The theatre company also have a resource pack for practitioners who want to start creative conversations with young people about human rights. Get in touch to find out more and see the Phosphoros Workshop Menu.