Some of us wanted to stop being afraid.
Some of us wanted to find ourselves.
Some of us wanted to belong.
Fleeing from his home in Zimbabwe where a fresh wave of homophobia threatens his life, Ishmael has sought sanctuary in the UK. Dispersed to Leeds, Ishmael waits to hear his fate, he waits for a new life to begin amongst strangers. Strangers who don’t trust him and don’t want him there. But not everyone is bad… can he find a place to call home again?
Written by Zodwa Nyoni
Performed by Lladel Bryant
Directed by Alex Chisholm
Zodwa Nyoni (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Channel 4 Writer in Residence 2014) threads together humour and humanity to tell the real personal story behind asylum headlines.
Schools & Groups performance 1.30pm followed by a Refugee Action workshop.