How to be Lucky is a theatre performance with an integrated workshop that seeks to examine aspects of the modern refugee experience of settling in the UK and particularly in the Yorkshire Region. The Story is of Anwar, a 30 year old Syrian man and his wider family, as he recounts his and their personal journey from Syria to the UK via initial displacement in neighbouring Jordan. The story of Anwar is the story of millions of people who each year nationally, regionally, globally find themselves forced to pack a final bag and to escape from an unbearable situation in the place they have always known as home.
In the production there are breaks in the action where the company lead the audience in discussions and exercises, allowing the audience time and space to explore their own thoughts and feelings about the subject and their own reaction to the details of Anwar’s and other refugees personal experiences. The play was developed as part of the resettlement Refugee Voice Project.
The production lasts around 1 hour and 45 minutes and is suitable for audiences aged 14+ only.
If you would like to attend one of the free performances, dates and booking information detailed below:
- Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough – 17th October 2018 (to book, visit https://www.sjt.uk.com/event/692/how_to_be_lucky)
- Theatre Deli, Sheffield – 18th October 2018 (to book, visit eventbrite.co.uk)
- Theatre Royal, York – 22nd October 2018 (to book, call the box office on 01904 623568)
- Park Lane College, Leeds – 23rd October 2018 (to book, email [email protected])
- Maurice Rawling Centre, Hull – 24th October 2018 (to book, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-be-lucky-a-free-refugee-theatre-performance-tickets-50271682957?aff=eac2)
- Theatre Royal, Wakefield – 25th October 2018 (to book, visit http://www.theatreroyalwakefield.co.uk/whats-on/how-to-be-lucky/)