Phosphoros Theatre

Phosphoros Theatre - Pizza Shop Heroes

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Wed 10 Jul, 19:30

Advisory age: 12+

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Created by one of the UK’s leading refugee theatre companies and starring four young men who made the dangerous journey to the UK on their own as children from Afghanistan, Eritrea and Albania. They have told their ‘stories’ repeatedly to the Home Office as part of seeking asylum and it is the desire to reclaim them that grounds Phosphoros Theatre’s innovative work. From the precinct of a pizza shop we embark on a journey across time and continents to explore how they got here, where they’re going and what they’ve learnt along the way. It’s a story of male and cultural identity, of family and fatherhood; a lyrical collage of memories, hopes, dreams and imagined realities. From prisons in Libya and Greece to conversations with absent Mothers to raising the next generation of sons. Powerful, celebratory, affirming, authentic; this is theatre that puts refugees centre stage.

Performed by:
Tewodros Aregawe
Goitom Fesshaye
Kate Duffy
Emirjon Hoxhaj
Syed Haleem Najibi

Written by Dawn Harrison with the Company.
Directed by Dawn Harrison and Pavlos Christodoulou

Running time: 1 hour 15 mins approx.

Ticket information

£14, £12 concessions & members

Pizza Shop Heroes Trailer

Pizza Shop Heroes Trailer


  • ‘It will change your perception. It will make you understand more. It is a play that should be seen by all.’

    ★★★★★ North West End
  • ‘A declaration of strength, willpower and whole-hearted embrace of life, engineered by people who have climbed mammoth obstacles to perform it. It’s inspiring, humbling and deeply moving’

    Plinth Arts magazine

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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

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