Refugee Boy

Benjamin Zephaniah adapted by Lemn Sissay

DOI: 10.5040/9781472505552.00000005
Scenes: 29. Roles: Male (9) , Female (3) , Neutral (0)

As a violent civil war rages back home, teenager Alem and his father are in a B&B in Berkshire. It’s Alem’s best holiday ever. The next morning, his father is gone. He’s left a note explaining that Alem needs to be protected from the war; and his protection is to be Britain. This strange grey country is now Alem’s home.

Originally a best-selling novel by Benjamin Zephaniah, Refugee Boy was adapted for the stage by playwright and poet Lemn Sissay. Refugee Boy is a story about arriving, belonging and ¬finding home. It premiered at the West Yorkshire Playhouse on 9 March 2013.

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Benjamin Zephaniah adapted by Lemn Sissay

ISBN: 9781472506450

Series: Modern Plays

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