Mud Men: multilingual voices of migration, exile and resilience

Minghella Studios, Whiteknights campus, University of Reading

4-6pm on Wednesday 8 June 2016

A creative theatre performance and post-show discussion event open to all.

Entrance free, with refreshments, donations to Save the Children gratefully received.


Mud Men

Performed by BlackBox Theatre Company.

Starring Lashanna Brown, Cameron Gill, Ross Peters

Written and directed by Emily Marshall (final year student, Department of Film, Theatre & Television, University of Reading 2016)


Mud Men is a play that weaves together stories, based on the real accounts of Syrian refugee children. It is performed by three actors, who are puppeteers, and is inspired by a storytelling game played in a Lebanon Refugee Camp, where children fashion and animate their own clay dolls.

Accompanied by an evocative sound-scape, in a simple, intimate setting, the actors combine puppetry and ensemble narration to convey the challenges faced by these refugee children, exploring both their vulnerability and their resilience.