We Come From Far, Far Away

I am performing as an actor-musician in this new show from NIE (New International Encounters).

We Come from Far Away is a performance for younger audiences exploring the stories of refugees. We have developed the show working with Hvalstad Transittmottak, the Reception Centre in Norway, a centre that provides a first reception point for young refugees (aged 13 – 18) who have arrived alone to claim asylum in Norway. Most were from Afghanistan and Syria and had made the journey to Norway alone. Their stories are difficult and amazing. They were full of energy and life and hope for the future. In this performance we have tried to tell one of them in a simple and intimate way using live music, story telling, shadow puppets and objects in an immersive setting.

Inside the tent there is a smaller tent, and inside the smaller tent there is a boy. He has travelled a long way. He has travelled mostly on his own. He can show you the things he has brought with him, he can tell you the reasons for his journey, he can tell about the route he has taken, he can’t tell you where the story ends…

“World class storytelling theatre…” Periskop (Norway Theatre Critics)

 

The show takes place in a Mongolian yurt that we put up for every show, you can see here a video of how good we are at building it now :

And here is a short teaser of the show

Team

Director : Alex Byrne

Musical Director : David Hlaváč

Set and Costume design : Kateřina Housková

Light Design : Šimon Kočí

Technician : Jan Sháněl

Cast : Iva Moberg, Marina Popovic, Robert Orr, Jean Goubert

 

Dates 

31st May – 2nd June 2017 : Contact Theatre (Manchester, UK)

23rd June 2017 : International Theatre Festival ( Hradec, CZ)

13th-16th Sept 2017 : SAND Festival (Kristiansand, NO)

18th-29th Sept 2017 : Østfold tour (NO)

12th-15th Oct 2017 : Dublin Theatre Festival (IE)

3rd – 6th April 2018 : Sandefjord Festival (NO)

9th – 20th April 2018 : Østfold tour (NO)

23rd – 28th April 2018 : Finnmark tour (NO)

5th-13th May 2018 : Schone Aussicht Festival (Stuttgart, DE)

 

More info on NIE Theatre here

 

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