Phosphoros Theatre

Dear Home Office: Still Pending

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Thu 13 Jul, 20:00


After the sell-out success and Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award nomination for Dear Home Office, Phosphoros Theatre’s new play is performed by the same 10 refugee young men, telling versions of their own stories. Kareem’s settled in London, but the sudden arrival of his destitute brother forces him to re-navigate the system. Now 18 and independent, but with no refugee status, Elgi tries to stay optimistic despite his college prospects stalling. Failed asylum seeker Akram embarks on a stressful appeal until a chance connection might just be the thing that saves him. Stardom beckons for Filmon who is courted by TV producers – but is his face refugee enough?

The show features the company’s signature style of comedy, raw talent and celebration as it explores coming-of-age in unique and extreme circumstances.

Ticket information

£14 full price, £11 concessions, £5 refugee organisations


  • 'Ragged but essential theatre'

    Lyn Gardner
  • ‘One of the best examples of art for a cause’ 

    Three Weeks
  • 'Tells us more in a short hour than we could learn from standard news bulletins in months'

    The Scotsman

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

Box office is open at South Street Arts Centre on performance days one hour before the show (subject to availability)

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