Alem is fourteen, in London with his father on the best holiday he has ever had, but then the unthinkable happens; he awakes to find himself alone, a stranger in an unfamiliar country. Overnight, he has become a refugee.
As a violent civil war rages back home, Alem’s Ethiopian father and Eritrean mother make the heartbreaking decision to leave him in London.
Amidst this turmoil Alem determines to take control, to transcend his refugee label, to become Alem Kelo – an African, a Peacemaker and no longer just a Refugee Boy.
Playhouse Associate Director Gail McIntyre brings together the work of two of the UK’s most prolific and revered poets, Benjamin Zephaniah and Lemn Sissay, in a heartbreaking production that pulses with energy, love, loss and hope.
When: February 11 – 13
Where: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
Tickets cost £15 for adults, £7.50 for children and £5 for the 11am schools performances