On 2nd February lots of volunteers from Derby Refugee Advice Centre and from Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity were lucky enough to see a production of Pizza Shop Heroes by Phosphoros Theatre Company. In their own words, this company…
“ is a London based company that makes political performance starring refugee and asylum-seeking actors. We use autobiographical performance to shine a light on important untold stories. Our work is collaborative, stripped back and rooted in a desire to offer alternative perspectives. “
Everyone who saw the play was captivated by the powerful story telling and the play struck a chord with many of the refugees and asylum seekers who had made similar journeys as those portrayed.
Phosphoros Theatre was set up by a Derby base writer, Dawn Harrison, after she met refugees and asylum seekers in 2015. For the full story, please see the photo.
Pizza Shop Heroes in on in Nottingham on the 18th and 19th June