Child Refugees: Bringing Their Story To Life


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TWO FOR the price of one deals are often pretty appealing. And that’s exactly what audiences will get from West Yorkshire Playhouse with their current production, Refugee Boy. The play brings together the work of two of the UK’s most prolific poets; Lemn Sissay, who has adapted Benjamin Zephaniah’s novel of the same name for the stage. The pairing of these two literary giants conjures up images of passionate brainstorming sessions between the two, as well as intense rehearsal sessions. But Zephaniah admits the project was less of a collaboration and more of an initially reluctant agreement from him to let Sissay breathe new life into his work.





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