Refugee Boy National Tour 2014

I adapted this play from Benjamin Zephaniah’s great book Refugee Boy. The national tour starts now. Details in video. Review quotes below. Please Share.

“Fisayo Akinade’s radiant lead performance…Moments of pure poetry”
The Stage

“Tremendous…The acting is consistently superb…This production is as welcome as spring. See it.”
British Theatre Guide 

“A beautiful production bringing Zephaniah’s characters vividly to life…Fisayo Akinade is quite wonderful as Alem…Gail McIntyre’s direction is energetic and fast-moving.”
Exeunt – 4 stars 

“Alem (Fisayo Akinade) and his supporting actors completely blew us away…A must see.”
Leeds Student – 5 stars 

“Fine and humane play…Sissay weaves in poetry, laughter…moments of awe”
The Times – 4 Stars 

“Once in a while, a theatre production comes around which should not be missed. This is one of those productions.”
Leeds List 

“Sweet, funny, highly inventive, brilliantly directed…Dominic Gately is staggeringly good”
Yorkshire Post – 4 stars

8 thoughts on “Refugee Boy National Tour 2014

  1. Hi Lemn

    Sorry I missed the play as it seemed very interesting . Was going to ask if you might be in Manchester for a charity fundraising event for Ethiopia I’m helping to organise in May?

    • Yes I might be in Manchester. Could you let me know the particular reason for the fundraiser and any more details that help shed light?

      • Thanks for replying. We are a small local group of CAFOD, fundraising at the moment for the Sebaya community in Ethiopia. (A search on CAFOD’s website under this name gives more details.) We’re organising a Beetle Drive event to encourage family and children participation early evening on the night of Friday 9th May in Didsbury. I appreciate that you may not be in Manchester on that night and even if you are may not be free but would thank you for your interest. Tony

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