Phosphoros Theatre is a London based company that makes political performance starring refugee and asylum-seeking actors. We use autobiographical performance to shine a light on important untold stories. Our work is collaborative, stripped back and rooted in a desire to offer alternative perspectives.
We are currently touring our third production, Pizza Shop Heroes until December 2019. We are The Unicorn Theatre’s Associate Company for 2019/20, with our brand new Phosphoros Young Company for 14-18 year old unaccompanied minors. We are officially recognised as a Theatre Company of Sanctuary by City of Sanctuary.
Four young men working your average shift in your average pizza shop take us on a journey across time and continents to show how extraordinary they are. From leaving their homelands of Eritrea, Albania and Afghanistan to seek asylum as children, they 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 migration stories shaped by Europe’s colonial past, of family and fatherhood