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.

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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)

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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.

 

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