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After a very successful tour last Autumn that saw nearly 500 refugee audience members and multiple sell-outs across the UK, Northern Stage welcomes a brand new version of All The Beds I Have Slept In to Stage 2 on Thursday 8th-Friday 9th September, featuring a new refugee cast from Afghanistan, Syria, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Morocco.

Using a simple set of just a bed on stage, the play recalls the hundreds of beds the actors have slept in on their journeys from their homelands to the UK. It explores the kindness of strangers who offered help, from a guard in a Greek detention centre to a passenger at a train station who shared a room in his house; these are the real people who kept the actors moving forward. It also tells the fictional story of Sameer (Syed Haleem Najibi) and Youssof (Mohamad Aljasem) created out of hundreds of refugee experiences we’ve heard. First meeting in a foster home in London they stay best friends, only Sameer has Right to Remain and Youssof doesn’t, so their lives take very different paths.

All The Beds I Have Slept In uses Phosphoros theatre’s trademark wit and energy to reveal the intimacy created between friends when family is absent, and how to stay hopeful in a world that isn’t fair.

All The Beds I Have Slept In is at Northern Stage, Newcastle on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th September.


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