PIZZA SHOP HEROES
Phosphoros Refugee theatre company is performing at DERBY Theatre 2 February
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 an autobiographical 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 the stage with a 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.
Derby Theatre: 15 Theatre Walk, Derby , DE1 2NF (in the Intu shopping centre)
Time: 8pm 2nd February 2019
Tickets: £12 (standard) / £10 (concession) / £5 (refugee – ask for discount code)
Booking link: https://www.derbytheatre.co.uk/pizza-shop-heroes
Book fast! We sell out quickly, and are in the studio space so do book early!