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The Journey towards Morecambe

Published: 4 November 2018

London-based Badac Theatre brings The Journey to The Alhambra Theatre in Morecambe on November 12 as part of an extensive UK tour that takes in theatres, arts centres and non-theatre spaces.

It tells the story of a mother and child fleeing a devastated, war-ravaged homeland for a destination of perceived safety. To research the play, writer and director Steve Lambert visited Lebanon and camps on the Syrian border to learn of the desperate measures people can be forced to endure as they strive to survive.

In the UK, he worked with refugee communities and support organisations as well as Edinburgh-based poet Ghazi Hussain, a former Palestinian refugee who fled Syria to escape torture and imprisonment, and was twice repatriated before being given leave to stay in Britain.

The cast includes actors who are themselves refugees and face an uncertain future in Britain.

David Upton