Experience a night of exciting and compelling theatre at BandBazi Youth Circus Theatre’s Refugee Week performance event at the Pavilion Theatre. Who Do You Think You Are? brings together two multicultural, inclusive theatre groups: Ignite Youth Theatre, from Glasgow and Brighton based BandBazi Youth Circus Theatre. These inspiring youth groups will present thought-provoking, emotive and highly visual plays that explore issues close to their hearts and close to their own experiences. Advance booking strongly recommended.
BandBazi Youth Circus Theatre
Who Do You Think I Am? - By Aileen Ritchie
Ashley is a young woman from Brighton, Majid is a young man from Iran – both carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders. They live in the same block of flats, and don’t see eye to eye. Ashley is a tough talking vandal, who doesn’t care for Asylum Seekers and has enough problems keeping her alcoholic mother happy. Majid has travelled across the world to seek refuge in the UK; trying to hold his family together by day and keeping watch for the immigration officers by night. Follow Ashley, Majid and the lives of their families, neighbours and friends as they are thrown together by a broken lift.
Ignite Youth Theatre
True Colours - By Aileen Ritchie
Glasgow based multi-cultural theatre group Ignite Youth Theatre, will be visiting Brighton in an exchange project with BandBazi Youth Circus Theatre to double bill with us at this unique event. Their production True Colours is written by Aileen Ritchie and directed by Manu Kurewa. Set in the African bush, True Colours explores what happens when a group of young tourists go off the tourist trail and end up in dangerous territory. It is an emotional rollercoaster which is tense, moving and not to be missed.
This refugee week event included information stalls in the Pavilion Theatre Foyer for associated organisations as well as delicious Middle Eastern food.
Supported by: Brighton Dome, Children in Need, the Cooperative Membership Community Fund, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Glasgow Life and the Sunshine Bank