Book Tickets

Pizza Shop Heroes

Phosphoros Theatre

Swindon Arts Centre

Sat 23 November

Pizza Shop Heroes

Newly awarded Theatre of Sanctuary status, this dynamic, this emerging company stars four former child refugees from Afghanistan, Eritrea and Albania. Working your average shift in your average pizza shop they 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, it’s the desire to reclaim them that grounds Phosphoros Theatre’s innovative work. From prisons in Libya and Greece, to conversations with absent mothers, to raising future sons, they shine a light on masculinity and forced migration. Powerful, funny, resistant, revealing; refugee actors take centre-stage.

It will change your perception. It will make you understand more. It is a play that should be seen by all *****North West End

Funny, warm, sometimes heartbreaking….well-paced, engrossing and ultimately uplifting, as well as deeply humanising, telling the real stories behind the news, fear and statistics *****Western Mail

A declaration of strength, willpower and whole-hearted embrace of life, engineered by people who have climbed mammoth obstacles to perform it. It’s inspiring, humbling and deeply moving Plinth Arts Magazine

Approx. Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Age Recommendation: 12+

Tickets: £11.50
Concessions: £5.00
Schools: £5.00
Refugees: FREE

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