Refugee Boy – the text of Lemn Sissay’s adaptation of Benjamin Zephaniah’s novel ‘Refugee Boy’ is available to buy
After debuting at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, the play toured the UK in 2014. Here is a video of a pre-show talk at the Southbank Centre (skip to 07:30)
There are also resources relating to ‘Refugee Boy’ on the Schools of Sanctuary resources page
Written by Zodwa Nyoni, this piece follows Ishmael, who has fled homophobia in his home country of Zimbabwe and is seeking sanctuary in Leeds.
A film of the play is available via Zodwa Nyoni’s website
The play was featured by BBC Arts in a documentary ‘Nine Lives: The horrors of the asylum process laid bare’
Plays for Sanctuary
Christmas Plays, short playlets, long plays – anything you write for special events can be shared here.
If you adapt any of these significantly – please make this clear in the credits (in case the original author would not want to be credited with the changes).
Three playlets by Penny Walker “Two Faced Britain”, “Home” and “News at Ten”
Christmas stories/plays for Sanctuary
A Christmas play, a Christmas story, a Christmas logo – can you use these in events leading up to Christmas? Have you anything to add to this page for groups to share at Christmas time?